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20/20

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20/20 is an American television newsmagazine broadcast on ABC since June 6, 1979. The show was created by Roone Arledge.

The original news anchors were veteran journalists Harold Hayes and Robert Hughes, who lasted only one show. They were replaced by former game show and Today host Hugh Downs, who was later joined by co-host Barbara Walters in 1984. Downs and Walters were also previously co-hosts of NBC's Today together. Downs retired in 1999 and Walters became solo news anchor until 2002 when John Miller was hired to be permanent co-host of the series. Miller was replaced by John Stossel in 2003. Upon Walters retirement in 2004, she was replaced by Elizabeth Vargas.

The disctinctive theme music to 20/20 was written by Robert Arnold Israel and based upon ABC's World News Tonight theme written by Lillian Scheinert.

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Notable past and current correspondents

In vision

20/20 also refers to eyesight of standard visual acuity - see also Snellen chart

In computers

20/20 is Image viewer, screen capture and annotation application

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