“World News Now” 1992 – 2001 Theme


In 1992 Aaron Brown and Lisa McRee anchored a relatively new type of newscast. It was titled ABC World News Now, designed to give the network news division an overnight presence to compete with the Cable News Network (CNN). In four blocks of 30-minute newscasts (since reduced to three) viewers are given all the day’s news with the inevitable irreverence, wit and sarcasm. It features some reports that did not make World News with Diane Sawyer, shortened Nightline and 20/20 reports, Business News from the BBC and an overview of tomorrow’s papers. The theme music is composed by new-age artist Yanni. The choice for Yanni was not as surprising at it may seem. At the time another new-age artist, John Tesh – who was once part of Yanni’s band but most famous for his stint as anchor of Entertainment Tonight – composed theme music for a lot of NBC Sports programs such as NFL Live and NBA on NBC.

Yanni - World News Now theme

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