Nightline

Reviews For Nightline

1/5

By Tyfgnm
Nightline was once a serious news source. It has devolved to being infotainment and a publicity outlet for Disney projects. No Thanks. There are still real news shows being produced.

1/5

Don’t watch anything on ABC. Not worth my time!
I listen all the time, but the problem with listening is that you can't see captions or info on the screen. It would be nice if the hosts would introduce themselves...good evening I'm Dan Harris for example. I can recognize his voice, but a few others hosts I cannot. Otherwise I do enjoy listening each week
This podcast has the variety that I like. It's the only news podcast I subscribe to; the others had far too much political stuff for my taste. The only thing I could live without is all the movie/TV advertisements (disguised as news).
Every episode is directing my attention to watch a video. THERE IS NO VIDEO!! Add video already!!!
Why is the podcast not available the following morning like it was in the past?
Since the departure of Ted Koppel (and maybe before), Nightline seems to have shifted it's focus. This is not the program for getting all the significant stories of the day, and they rarely touch on the most relevant topics of the past 24 hours. What they do is a detailed, in-depth story that is relevant to a large segment of the population, and the result is a more complete picture than what is often delivered on nightly news broadcasts. For this reason, I like Nightline as an additional source to my daily dose of information. I listen to it every day and enjoy the program. It's never "edgy" or provacative, but it's always a solid broadcast.

2/5

It will not download on a subscription- you have to manually fetch it. What is up with that? Please please fix!
Terrible! Never updated. Newest podcast is from Feb 25th! I've switched to NBC, at least it's updated daily.

4/5

Good news clip of the night before. Will be there in the morning to catch up.
Great podcast! I really enjoy listening to it
Thanks for the great coverage you give on the latest news. I love this Podcast!!!!
Very bad sound quality. Background music plays continuously. No picture. WHAT A WASTE.
The show is lame with out the video,and they don't always post the show. Those are 2 major faults with this shows podcast. ABC has it's problems,the lights are on,but nobody is home.
Night line used to be way cool as a video podcast. Wish they would bring it back. PLEASE!!!!

1/5

Apparently no one cares.
That's all I had to hear before I cut it off. Miss Kopell. This thing is a piece of crap now.
I agree with the last few reviewers. Why is it so hard for them to update this podcast consistently and correctly. Some days the previous night's podcast is not posted and sometimes it is not complete. I love nightline and would really like it if they could fix this podcast!!
2 or 3 episodes a week are incomplete! Whoever transfers it does not even realize this! If the episode is only 9 minutes long...then it is incomplete! It's supposed to be a half hour show!
I would love this podcast if they could manange to upload it correctly and consistently, but whatever the problem is they don't seem to feel it's a priority to fix it. Sometimes the podcast downloads five days a week, sometimes one or two. One out of three podcasts cuts off without warning in the middle of the broadcast, cutting someone off mid-sentence, which is unbelievably frustrating. If they would assign an intern with a minimum of tech-savvy to be in charge of the upload, I would gladly give this podcast 5 stars.
News with no Quality Control. Watch it on TV, because you'll be lucky to get a whole episode. (Episodes are frequently truncated)
the show always cuts off before it's over, and it isn't updated correctly... the stories are never labeled correctly, either.
This is a great podcast. The problem is that someone is sleeping at the wheel when they convert it to a podcast. About 2 out of every 3 episodes cuts off less than halfway through. Come on, ABC! With your reputation and resources, you could at least exercise some quality control and ensure that all 22 (+ or -) minutes are there!
I would rate this much higher if it didn't cut off midway thru the broadcast at least once a week. It will end in the middle of a story which is very annoying.
Whoever produces their podcast is not paying attention, because the episodes are frequently less than ten minutes or less in length, cutting off the show halfway through. It's been like this for months, and I'm on the verge of cancelling my podcast subscription. Then again, their news topics are usually pretty lame, so I'm not sure why I even listen in the first place. Best for you to look elsewhere.
it is a 50/50 chance on getting a full braodcast! show is more on the line of entertainment tonight.
Content is hit or miss about 70/30 to me. They do seem to spend a lot of time on pop culture for a news broadcast. But the issue that drives me insane is how the audio cast is often only 10 min long and cut off in the middle of the show. What hapened to the other 17 min?

4/5

By redcamp
The news s good, but comes truncated all the time - at least here.
The world's economic system is collapsing and these people spend half the show talking about Barbie's 50th birthday. This podcast is more of an infomercial than a legitimate news source.
I enjoyed listening to Ted Koppell on Nightline. I enjoyed listening to Lawrence Olivier narrating Victory At Sea. They both spoke good English. Martin Bashir is not pleasant to listen to; I find his accent grating. I can't imagine what qualifies him to be on television.
After Charles Gibson's and George Stephonapolis' horrible excuse for journalism at the Democratic debate, I am boycotting all ABC news podcasts and TV news broadcasts. ABC News is more like Reality Entertainment.
When Ted Koppell hosted Nightline, I really liked the format, since his departure the show has slipped to a nighttime version of GMA. There is no really good information to be had from "Listening" to this show. Also where is the video version. Even though this broadcast is bad, I would have given another star if it was in video format. Please ABC get with the times and give us VIDEO!!
While the content of this show is excellent, the download time is incredibly slow. In fact, this commercial channel, ABC, has extreme server issues. Download of one show typically takes 6 - 9 minutes. While it is kind of ABC to share an overtly commercial show, it would be lovely if delivery of the show were a bit more enthusiastic.
What was once a reliably smart and informative show is now as dumbed-down as the rest of mainstream news. Some of the episodes are great, but then McFadden comes on and gives you an entire show about Beyonce Knowles or rich people that are sending their dogs to acting school. I DON'T CARE!
I was just 12 at the time, but even I knew that Audrey Hepburn was snubbed for an Oscar nod in large part because the public knew she didn't sing the songs that made Julie Andrews a star on Broadway as "My Fair Lady." Yet that fact was totally reversed and made a main point in this Nightline segment. It makes me wonder how much else of real importance ABC news gets wrong in its "reporting."
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!!!!!
In this show Ms. Mcfadden said "the day has finally come...December 21st 2006...Jessie's 18th birthday...."...I am both thrilled and proud that Nightline has gained the ability to report on events that HAVE NOT HAPPENED YET!...I think 2005 is the year you're after Ms. McFadden...while you gaze into that crystal ball of yours, would you mind sharing who wins the next presidential election? Inquring minds want to know...
I'm a broadcasting student and news podcasts are a life saver! Anyone who says they have time to sit and watch the evening news as a college student is seriously disturbed. Thanks Nightline for making an intelligent person's life just that much more interesting.
You do not need visuals to follow the Nightline podcast. Great, up-to-date, hard-hitting news that anyone can and should listen.
While this does cover news items for the whole week, it is a shame that such a big company, that has daily news put out in video form, can not seem to do the same for this one. I would rather see what I am hearing, other wise I can turn on talk radio.
As a high schooler who has basically no free time and is always working, I try to utilize every minute. I have a 40-minute bus ride to and from school each day, so it is unfortunate that I get motion sick reading things on the bus. This podcast provides a great way for me to get important information about events around the world, as well as detailed reports on interesting subject matter.
For a production of a major US network, this is poorly done podcast. Text descriptions are often not updated from previous shows and/or shows get dropped (new description but old audio). As interesting as Nightline can be, and as nice as the idea of at least hearing it without commercial interruption might be, you cannot count on this podcast as a substitute for the show.
NightLine is the best news source available in podcast format it is short insiteful not to the left or the right and it doesnt beat around the bush like alot of other news podcasts it gets right to the point simple put its the best
I dislike the tone of this program, which is often sensational. It's unfortunate that once respectable news outlets are begining to sound more like Fox.
I've been a Nightline fan since the begining. Due to my schedule, I haven't been able to catch the show on a regular basis for a few years. It's great to know that I can keep up with the show no matter how crazy my schedule gets these days. Thanks!
Great coverage of important topics in the U.S. and abroad. Often covers a broader range of stories with a greater depth than the norm.