American Broadcasting Company facts for kids
|Slogan||The Only Place To Be, ABC|
|Headquarters||New York City, New York|
|Owner||Independent (divested from NBC, 1943–1953)
United Paramount Theatres (1953–1965)
Capital Cities Communications (1985–1996)
The Walt Disney Company (1996–present)
|Launch date||October 12, 1943 (radio)
April 19, 1948 (television)
|Former names||NBC Blue Network|
|Picture format||480i (16:9 SDTV)
|Callsign meaning||American Broadcasting Company|
The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is an United States television network. Along with CBS, NBC and FOX, it is one of the country's four major television networks. The network is owned by The Walt Disney Company.
This is a list of the programs that ABC shows.
- ABC News
- Academy Awards (special broadcast every year)
- America's Funniest Home Videos
- The Chew
- Dancing with the Stars
- General Hospital
- Grey's Anatomy
- Me and the Boys
- Modern Family
- My So-Called Life
For children, ABC has a separate programming block titled Litton's Weekend Adventure.
ABC World News Tonight is the nightly news and flagship program for ABC News. It airs at 6:30 PM EST. On September 1, 2014, David Muir became the anchor (the main presenter). Former anchors include Peter Jennings, Charles Gibson, and Diane Sawyer.
Before 2006, ABC Sports covered sporting events for ABC. In 1996, The Walt Disney Company bought ABC. Disney already owned ESPN at the time. From 1996 through the early 2000s, ABC Sports was run by both ABC and ESPN but used the ABC name. In 2006, the sports programming of ABC was changed to ESPN on ABC.
- Lost was announced on May 7, 2007 that 2009-2010 would be the last season. The last episode was aired on May 23, 2010.
- All My Children was canceled on April 14, 2011 due to production costs. The last episode was aired on September 23, 2011.
- The Taste was cancelled on May 7, 2015 after three seasons. The reason was falling ratings.
Images for kids
Wernher von Braun and Ernst Stuhlinger in the episode "Mars and Beyond" (1957) from Disneyland, the first of many Walt Disney anthology television series.
In 2002, dancers and other cast members from the 32-year run of American Bandstand reunited with host Dick Clark to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the show's local television debut.
David Carradine, star of Kung Fu.
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