ABC has agreed to keep Nightline on the air and in its current timeslot for at least two more years, The Associated Press reports. Late Monday, Disney president Robert Iger issued a press release reaffirming the company's commitment to the late-night news show, but made no specific mention of the new deal. "In light of recent events, we want to renew... our support for Nightline," Iger said. "We look forward to working with ABC News to make a strong program even stronger in the coming years." Iger's remarks his first since ABC offered David Letterman the Nightline timeslot seem to have appeased anchor Ted Koppel. "It is especially gratifying for me and everyone at Nightline to have questions about the future of the broadcast so warmly and enthusiastically resolved at the highest levels of the corporation," he said. "For our part, my colleagues and I renew our commitment to making Nightline the best news program it can possibly be." I think a group hug is in order!
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