This Week (ABC TV series)


This Week (ABC TV series)

Infobox Television
show_name =This Week with George Stephanopoulos


format = News
runtime = 1 hour
creator = Roone Arledge
starring = George Stephanopoulos (panelist 1997-2002; anchor 2002-present)
Sam Donaldson (co-anchor 1996-2002; panelist 1981-1996 and 2002-present)
Cokie Roberts (co-anchor 1996-2002; panelist 1988-1996 and 2002-present)
George Will (panelist 1981-present)
David Brinkley (anchor 1981-1996)
location= Newseum (2008-present)
Washington, D.C.
country = USA
network = ABC
num_episodes = N/A
first_aired = 1981 (As "This Week with David Brinkley")
last_aired = present
imdb_id = 0481456
tv_com_id = 13439
"This Week" is one of the five network U.S. Sunday morning political talk shows. It has aired on Sunday mornings on ABC since 1981; the program is initially aired at 9:00 AM ET, although many stations air the program later, especially those in other time zones. George Stephanopoulos is the current host.

Hosts

In 1960, ABC's Sunday morning talk show was launched as "Issues and Answers". In 1981, David Brinkley came to the network from NBC and took over the show, which was renamed "This Week". The names of the regular hosts have been included in the billing for the program, such as "This Week with David Brinkley". After Brinkley retired in 1996, Sam Donaldson and Cokie Roberts co-hosted. George Stephanopoulos beame the host in 2002.

Key features

One of the key features of "This Week" is the Roundtable, which includes pundits such as George Will and ABC News correspondents such as Sam Donaldson and Cokie Roberts, and other guests discussing the major issues of the week. Will, a regular panelist since the program's start with David Brinkley, sometimes contributes short reports to the broadcast.

Other key features include The List, which includes "voices" and "images" segments (often combined into one), which spotlight a notable newsmaker; the Sunday Funnies, excerpts of jokes from late-night television programs from the previous week, and In Memoriam, a selection of prominent deaths from politics, business, and culture, and a listing of all reported military deaths from that week.

On April 20, 2008, This Week began broadcasting from the Newseum in Washington D.C. in a studio that overlooks the U.S. Capitol. In addition, the program became available in high definition for the first time in the program's history, also becoming the first Sunday morning talk show in high defintion. [http://abcnews.go.com/ThisWeek/story?id=4673545&page=1 ABC News: Coming Up on 'This Week' 04.20.08] .

International broadcasts

ABC News programming, including "This Week" is shown weekly on the twenty-four hour news network Orbit News in Europe and the Middle East. In Australia it airs on Sky News Australia, in Japan on NHK & in New Zealand on TVNZ 7.

Moderators

*David Brinkley (1981-1996)
*Sam Donaldson and Cokie Roberts (1996-2002)
*George Stephanopoulos (2002-Present)

Regular panelists

With the exception of George Will, who is currently a fixed member of the Roundtable, the following is a list of some of the regular panelists who appear each week, typically 3-4 at a time (not including the moderator), with varying frequency:
*George Will
*Cokie Roberts
*Sam Donaldson
*Fareed Zakaria
*Martha Raddatz
*Torie Clarke
*Donna Brazile
*Jay Carney
*Claire Shipman
*E.J. Dionne, Jr.
*Robert Reich
*David Corn
*Katrina vanden Heuvel
*Mark Halperin
*Joe Klein
*David Brooks

ee also

*ABC News
*Sunday-morning interview shows
*"Issues and Answers" (ABC News' predecessor program to "This Week")
*"Meet the Press"
*"Face the Nation"
*"Fox News Sunday"
*"Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer"

External links

* [http://abcnews.go.com/ThisWeek/ This Week with George Stephanopoulos]
* [http://www.abcmedianet.com/showpage/showpage.html?program_id=001221&type=lead ABC Medianet Page]

References


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