ggarvin@MiamiHerald.com The evening news took a giant step toward joining butter churns and horse-driven buggies in the dustbin of American history Wednesday when ABC, acknowledging the way the Internet and cable news networks are chipping away at its television viewing audience, retitled its main newscast World News and dropped the word Tonight.
ABC 'World News With Charles Gibson' executive producer Jon Banner said dropping the word "Evening" from the 6:30 p.m. news broadcast is "an acknowledgement of what we've doing for the last six months" in terms of the mid-afternoon webcast and the program's ongoing blog.
KETTERING ? Kettering Memorial Hospital is the only local hospital in this week's annual "America's Best Hospital" edition of US News and World Report, which ranks the top 50 in each of 16 specialties. Kettering ranks 40th in digestive care.
ABC News is changing the 28-year-old title of "World News Tonight" to "World News With Charles Gibson." The change takes place Wednesday night. By removing "Tonight" from the title ABC News President David Westin hopes to reflect that the newscast "has evolved well beyond 30 minutes on television.