Issues and Answers

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Issues and Answers
Issues and Answers.jpg
Presented byHoward K. Smith
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Production
Running time30 minutes
Release
Original networkABC
Picture format480i (SDTV)
Original release1960 –
1981
Chronology
Followed byThis Week

Issues and Answers was a once-weekly TV news program that was telecast by the American Broadcasting Company network from November 1960[1] to November 1981. The series was distributed to the ABC affiliate stations on Sunday afternoons for either live broadcast or video taped for later broadcast.

Issues and Answers was ABC-TV's response to such TV programs as NBC-TV's Meet the Press and CBS-TV's Face the Nation. It featured TV reporters interviewing selected newsmakers of the contemporary time period – mostly government officials, both domestic and foreign. Unlike the other networks' news-interview TV programs, which featured newspaper and radio reporters along with TV correspondents, Issues and Answers more commonly featured only ABC News correspondents.[2]

The program's theme song for many years was the third movement (the "Song of the Blacksmith") of the Second Suite in F for Military Band (Op. 28, No. 2) by Gustav Holst.

For its entire run it was produced by Margaret "Peggy" Whedon, one of ABC's first female correspondents.[3]

Issues and Answers was canceled in 1981, succeeded by the 60-minute This Week with David Brinkley.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Broadcasting" (PDF). 3 July 1961. Retrieved 2 February 2017.
  2. ^ IMDB entry
  3. ^ "Broadcasting" (PDF). 17 January 1983. Retrieved 2 February 2017.

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