NEWS MOVES ABC announced it will move 20/20 from Friday to Wednesday nights in the fall. Unhappy star Barbara Walters responded that she might bolt the show when her contract allows. Are schedule shifts worth all this fuss? In the world of ABC's rival news divas, yes.
FEBRUARY 1989 Diane Sawyer hired away from CBS by ABC, with promise of a news show, Prime Time Live. Walters expresses "concern" that PTL will be a clone of her magazine show, 20/20.
DECEMBER 1991 DS gets big interview with Patricia Bowman, woman allegedly raped by William Kennedy Smith. BW not happy.