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20/20 in History

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Events in Film & TV

Appears on tv showTelevision Premiere

1978-06-06 US TV news program "20/20", created by Roone Arledge premieres on ABC

Sports Broadcasting Pioneer Roone Arledge
Sports Broadcasting Pioneer
Roone Arledge

Birthdays in Film & TV

  • 1921-02-14 Hugh Downs, American TV journalist (20/20, Concentration), born in Akron, Ohio (d. 2020)

Person of interestBarbara Walters

1929-09-25 Barbara Walters, American broadcast journalist and 1st female nightly network news anchor (Today, 20/20, ABC-TV), born in Boston, Massachusetts

Broadcast Journalist Barbara Walters
Broadcast Journalist
Barbara Walters
  • 1931-01-15 Thomas Hoving, American news correspondent (20/20), born in NYC, New York
  • 1934-12-29 Tom Jarriel, American television news reporter (ABC Weekend News, 20/20), born in LaGrange, Georgia
  • 1938-02-23 Sylvia Chase, newscaster (ABC Weekend News, 20/20), born in Saint Paul, Minnesota

Person of interestGeraldo Rivera

1943-07-04 Geraldo Rivera [Gerald Michael Riviera], American news personality (20/20, Geraldo), born in NYC, New York

TV Host and News Personality Geraldo Rivera
TV Host and News Personality
Geraldo Rivera
  • 1962-09-06 Elizabeth Vargas, American TV journalist (20/20), born in Paterson, New Jersey

Deaths in Film & TV

  • 2020-07-01 Hugh Downs, American TV journalist (20/20, Concentration), dies at 99