- This Week (ABC TV series)
show_name =This Week with George Stephanopoulos
runtime = 1 hour
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)
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 Stephanopoulosis the current host.
In 1960, ABC's Sunday morning talk show was launched as "
Issues and Answers". In 1981, David Brinkleycame to the network from NBCand 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 Donaldsonand Cokie Robertsco-hosted. George Stephanopoulosbeame the host in 2002.
One of the key features of "This Week" is the Roundtable, which includes pundits such as
George Willand ABC News correspondents such as Sam Donaldsonand 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
Newseumin 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] .
ABC News programming, including "This Week" is shown weekly on the twenty-four hour news network
Orbit Newsin Europe and the Middle East. In Australiait airs on Sky News Australia, in Japanon NHK& in New Zealandon TVNZ 7.
David Brinkley( 1981- 1996)
Sam Donaldsonand Cokie Roberts( 1996- 2002)
George Stephanopoulos( 2002-Present)
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:
*E.J. Dionne, Jr.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
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"
* [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]
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