Issues and Answers

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Issues and Answers
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Presented by Howard K. Smith
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Running time 30 minutes
Original network ABC
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
Original release 1960 – 1981
Followed by This 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]

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.


  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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