Ted Koppel

LEGEND: Ted Koppel broke new ground as anchor and managing editor of television's first late-night network news program, "Nightline." There he brought his hallmark cool intelligence and perspective to the discussion of the most important news stories of the day. Over five decades covering 10 wars and every political convention since 1964, Koppel has won every prestigious broadcasting award, including 41 Emmys, and has interviewed the world's leading political and cultural figures including Gen. Colin Powell, Nelson Mandela, Hillary Clinton and Muhammad Ali. [+]