“World News Tonight” 1996 – 1998 Theme


For the first time since 1978, ABC News used a different theme for its evening flagship broadcast. It was not entirely new because this theme is derived from the 1996 election music. It was used for a short period of time in which NBC Nightly News overtook ABC in the ratings. In 1998 they brought back a version of their original theme, but have in later years (2000, 2012) attempted to replace the original theme with something different. This short-lived theme was brought back for the coverage of the political conventions of 2000.

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