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12-06-2005, 10:17 AM
In choosing the anchor team of Elizabeth Vargas and Bob Woodruff to replace the late Peter Jennings at "World News Tonight," ABC News President David Westin concluded the job was too big for one person in an age when news is available instantly.

ABC also said Monday that "World News Tonight" would be the first network evening newscast to broadcast live for three different time zones — Eastern, Mountain and Pacific. Its anchors will travel frequently to the site of major news and update stories during the day on the Internet and for cell-phone users.

"You need more than one anchor," Westin said. "One person can't do all of this."