Directors Robert Gordon and Morgan Neville show what happened when in 1968 when ABC in hiring public intellectuals William F. Buckley Jr. and Gore Vidal to provide commentary during the Republican and Democratic national conventions.
ABC's "8 Simple Rules," which starred the late John Ritter — one the 12 sitcom fathers studied — featured dialogue that included hurtful things to their children. The study appeared in Psychology of Popular Media Culture this month. (ABC)
This photo provided by ABC shows, Desmond Harrington, left, and Christina DeRosa, in a scene from the new television drama series, “The Astronauts Wives Club,” premiering Thursday, June 18, 2015, (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Cook Allender/ABC via AP)
FILE - In this Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014, file photo, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks to members of the media as his partner, Sandra Lee, looks on after casting his ballot, in Mount Kisco, N.Y. In an interview that aired Tuesday, May 12, 2015, on ABC's "Good Morning America, " Lee said she has been diagnosed with breast cancer. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson, File)
Iraq War veteran and double amputee Noah Galloway blew away the judges Monday night on the season 20 premiere of ABC's "Dancing With the Stars," after dancing a cha cha with troupe member Sharna Burgess. (ABC via CNS News)
Desiree Hartsock, a fan favorite on the ABC series "The Bachelor" and star of "The Bachelorette," will reportedly wed "Bachelorette" co-star Chris Siegfried this weekend. (Photo by Dan Hallman/Invision/AP)
A Florida father looking to punish his daughter without committing a crime had a deputy come supervise him spanking her, according to the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office, a local ABC affiliate reported. (WPBF)
Carla Hall, co-host of ABC's "The Chew," will co-host the Chefs Take a Stand event on Thursday, which will be held at the Carnegie Library (801 K St. NW) from 7 to 9:30 p.m. (Associated Press) **FILE**
Todd Bridges is best known for his childhood role as 'Willis' Jackson on the NBC/ABC sitcom Diff'rent Strokes, and for his recurring role as Monk on the UPN/CW sitcom Everybody Hates Chris. He was a comedic commentator from 2008-2013 on the television series TruTV Presents: World's Dumbest... which airs on truTV.
Before Leonardo DiCaprio became one of Hollywood's biggest stars, he was a recurring cast member on the ABC sitcom Growing Pains, playing Luke Brower, a homeless boy who is taken in by the Seaver family.
Alyssa Milano is known for portraying Samantha Micelli on the ABC sitcom series Who's the Boss? (1984-92), Jennifer Mancini on the Fox soap opera Melrose Place (1997-98), and Phoebe Halliwell on The WB series Charmed (1998-2006). Since 2013, she has played Savannah Davis in the ABC drama Mistresses. Milano, 41, is married to CAA agent David Bugliari. They have two children: son Milo Thomas and daughter Elizabella Dylan.
In this Wed., Aug. 27, 2014 photo provided by ABC, Diane Sawyer signs off on her last broadcast as anchor of "World News," in New York. Sawyer told viewers that it has been wonderful to be the "home port" of the network's news team each weeknight. She will be replaced next week by David Muir. (AP Photo/ABC, Ida Mae Astute)
FILE - In this photo released by ABC on Oct. 24, 2013, actor Jamie Dornan guest stars as Sheriff Graham on ABC's "Once Upon a Time." The release of the big-screen adaptation of "Fifty Shades of Grey" has been postponed, Universal Pictures announced Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. The film had been scheduled to open in August next year, but will now debut on Valentine's Day in 2015. Dornan has been cast as billionaire Christian Grey, the lead role that Charlie Hunnam withdrew from recently. (AP Photo/ABC, Craig Sjodin/Kharen Hill, File)
This image released by ABC shows, from left, Joy Behar, Meredith Vieira and Barbara Walters on the set of the daytime talk series "The View," Thursday, May 15, 2014 in New York. (AP Photo/ABC, Ida Mae Astute)
Democratic strategist Donna Brazile played the gender card on ABC's "This Week" during a discussion of the Obamacare contraceptives mandate promulgated by the Department of Health and Human Services. (Associated Press)
This Feb. 24, 1982, photo released by ABC shows actor Bob Hasting, a cast member on the daytime series "General Hospital," in Los Angeles. Hastings, an actor best known from the 1960s sitcom "McHale's Navy," died Monday, June 30, 2014, at his home in Burbank, Calif. He was 89. (AP Photo/ABC Photo Archives)