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Australia Broadcasts WNT Weekdays on Sky News Channel Mike 04:37, 23 December 2005 (UTC)


One paragraph in this article is identical to the Peter Jennings article by every word. It doesnt give much more information to be gained from reading the Peter Jennings article. Im going to remove some of this information, and hopefully somone with more knowledge in the topic can post some more information into it, rather then just repeat what has already been said in other articles. -Plasticman

variety of anchors?[edit]

If I remember clearly, I think the only anchors that filled in for Peter Jennings before his death were Elizabeth Vargas, Charles Gibson, Bob Woodruff, and maybe Terry Moran. I don't exactly call that a variety. -Jonyyeh

toolbar on the bottom[edit]

Does anybody know how I can fix that toolbar that has links to all the anchors of WNT? There are mistakes (Reynolds is listed twice; Young directs to the wrong article). Thanks. Thistheman 03:11, 25 May 2006 (UTC)

Fixed. Note that the "Bob Young" link is now red due to the nonexistence of an article on the news anchor. Also, Reynolds was listed twice due to his two differenciating hosting timeframes, however this is not a good format. To perform your own edits on templates such as those, follow the following link, replacing the template name with the desired template : — CRAZY`(IN)`SANE 03:19, 25 May 2006 (UTC)
Awesome. I was trying to find the link to that template alone, but for some reason it just wasn't coming up. Thanks for the fix; it looks much better now. Thistheman 03:27, 25 May 2006 (UTC)

"World News with Charles Gibson" title[edit]

Because this article also has content on "World News Saturday" and "World News Sunday", I would prefer its title be something more generic like "World News" or "ABC's World News". But since the title was only changed recently, I might wait to see what eventually becomes the common name used by most people. Zzyzx11 (Talk) 22:55, 24 July 2006 (UTC)

  • Funny, IMDB currently still uses the title "ABC Evening News"; scroll down to the "Also known as"...[1] Zzyzx11 (Talk) 23:14, 24 July 2006 (UTC)
  • ABC World News is a better title IMO. - Mike Beckham 04:35, 10 September 2006 (UTC)
Now with the announcement that Diane Sawyer is taking over in 2010, I really, really would prefer a generic title. We should not have a situation where the title of this article needs to change everytime somebody takes over the anchor desk (unless this page is split). Zzyzx11 (talk) 15:57, 5 September 2009 (UTC)

1st place[edit]

World News has come from all the way back at no. 3 to now become the leading broadcast evening news program (mid-Feb. '07). This should be mentioned. -Amit

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Every monday in july 2008 WN will be broadcasting with limited commercials but y'all tell me if that is noteworthy. Googolme* 14:03, 11 July 2008 (UTC)

Pending changes[edit]

This article is currently under pending changes. Please remember that any content regarding criticism during Diane Sawyer's tenure must be verifiable and cited, using a reliable source. Thank you for your cooperation. Zzyzx11 (talk) 21:40, 12 January 2013 (UTC)

New article title[edit]

As I stated above, I still prefer a generic title for this article, without the primary weeknight anchor. We should not have a situation where the title of this article is radically changed every time somebody takes over the anchor desk (unless this page is split, separating the weeknight editions from the weekend ones). In addition, somebody else anchors the weekend editions, so it is not always "ABC World News with [PRIMARY WEEKNIGHT NEWS ANCHOR]" or "ABC World News Tonight with [PRIMARY WEEKNIGHT NEWS ANCHOR]". This is consistent with the concise titles of the CBS Evening News and the NBC Nightly News pages. Its not "CBS Evening News with Cronkite/Rather/Couric/Pelley/etc." or "NBC Nightly News with Chancellor/Brokaw/Williams/etc.". Zzyzx11 (talk) 04:35, 29 August 2014 (UTC)

After examining the page move logs, apparently an editor moved ABC World News to ABC World News Tonight with David Muir as a "quick switch". I assume that at the time this user could not move the page directly to ABC World News Tonight because of the technical reason that was already an existing page there (a redirect back to this article). As I have administrator privilege, I have treated this as a uncontroversial technical request, and moved the page to ABC World News Tonight. If there are objections, and believe "with David Muir" should be in the title, please consider requested moves, because that will now be considered as "controversial" per the reasons I previously stated. Cheers. Zzyzx11 (talk) 05:15, 29 August 2014 (UTC)

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