Jimmy Kimmel Gets Roasted By Certified TV Legend At Anniversary Open
Jimmy Kimmel is celebrating 20 years of his late-night show — and the monologue began with a throwback by a former network colleague.
In 2003, “Jimmy Kimmel Live” debuted in the coveted post-Super Bowl spot, where it was hosted by ABC’s other late-night host at the time: Ted Koppel, the respected veteran journalist who was then the presenter of “Nightline.”
“There won’t be a special post-Super Bowl edition of ‘Nightline’ tonight,” Koppel said at the top of the show, “so ABC can bring you the next trash can.”
On Thursday night, Koppel reappeared and delivered a very similar message to kick off the show.
Next, Kimmel recounted two decades in the industry ― and got emotional a few times:
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