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Sawyer move to evening alters TV news landscape

<p>After nearly 3,000 shows, ABC newswoman Diane Sawyer (L) anchor of the "Good Morning America" said her farewell to the program in New York December 11, 2009. Husband, director Mike Nichols visited the set (R) in this photograph released by ABC. Sawyer will take over the "World News" anchor chair December 21 succeeding Charles Gibson, who will retire December 18. REUTERS/Ida Mae Astute/ABC/Handout</p>

After nearly 3,000 shows, ABC newswoman Diane Sawyer (L) anchor of the "Good Morning America" said her farewell to the program in New York December 11, 2009. Husband, director Mike Nichols visited the set (R) in this photograph released by ABC....more

After nearly 3,000 shows, ABC newswoman Diane Sawyer (L) anchor of the "Good Morning America" said her farewell to the program in New York December 11, 2009. Husband, director Mike Nichols visited the set (R) in this photograph released by ABC. Sawyer will take over the "World News" anchor chair December 21 succeeding Charles Gibson, who will retire December 18. REUTERS/Ida Mae Astute/ABC/Handout

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<p>After nearly 3,000 shows, ABC newswoman Diane Sawyer (R) anchor of the "Good Morning America" said her farewell to the program in New York December 11, 2009 with ABC's Robin Roberts (L) in this photograph released by ABC. Sawyer will take over the "World News" anchor chair December 21 succeeding Charles Gibson, who will retire December 18. REUTERS/Ida Mae Astute/ABC Handout</p>

After nearly 3,000 shows, ABC newswoman Diane Sawyer (R) anchor of the "Good Morning America" said her farewell to the program in New York December 11, 2009 with ABC's Robin Roberts (L) in this photograph released by ABC. Sawyer will take over the...more

After nearly 3,000 shows, ABC newswoman Diane Sawyer (R) anchor of the "Good Morning America" said her farewell to the program in New York December 11, 2009 with ABC's Robin Roberts (L) in this photograph released by ABC. Sawyer will take over the "World News" anchor chair December 21 succeeding Charles Gibson, who will retire December 18. REUTERS/Ida Mae Astute/ABC Handout

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