Since the departure of original host and the driving force behind Nightline's content, Ted Koppell, the show has sunk to "news magazine" status. High profile Interviews, in-depth analysis, and timely news stories are gone, replaced with Botox stories, dog tricks, and "bumper sticker" reporter analysis - reducing this once award winning television broadcast to a mere shadow of itself.
It's occassionally interesting when the show is "live" but the "short attention span" approach of 6 minute vignettes still shortchanges in-depth analysis, even on news worthy nights.
Bring back Ted Koppell!!!!!