Diane Sawyer, not the biggest star in the history of broadcast news but surely the glitziest, will become anchor of ABC's World News in January, a promotion long destined and long overdue. The former home of Peter Jennings and his well-cut trenchcoats, ABC has long aired the most flashy and cosmopolitan of the evening newscasts. As Katie Couric is to perky so Sawyer is to sparkly.
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