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The "disneyfication" Of "abc World News With Diane Sawyer"

Its most glaringly apparent on Good Morning America which almost two years ago began regularly beating NBCs long dominant Today Show in the lucrative morning news wars. Much of ABC;s directional change can be traced home to ABC News president Ben Sherwood taking the helm of the news division three years ago and the influence of corporate parent the Walt Disney Walt Disney Co. Not only has GMA ascended in this period, but ABCs Nightline, {already dramatically more review news-light than its Ted Koppel anchored heyday , was pushed to 12:30 am to make room for Jimmy Kimmel Live in the much more desirable 11:30 pm start time. Not surprisingly, ABC News has taken offense with Tydnalls Disneyfication characterization. reference In response to various news organizations, including Politico and TV Newser, topABC News spokesman Jeffrey Schneider, stated that Tyndall was focusing on quanity not quality, noting that World News had reeived the Edward R. Murrow award for Best Newscast. Tyndall rightly notes that the Murrow Award refered to was given for a single newscast, World Newss admirable coverage of the Sandy Hook shootings. <br>Source

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