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Ted Koppel returns to anchor's chair on 'BBC World News America'

March 22, 2011 | 11:29 am

Tedkoppel If you miss Ted Koppel in the anchor's chair, Tuesday will be your night.

The former "Nightline" host will anchor a special edition of "BBC World News America" with the latest news from the unrest in Libya and Yemen and the aftermath of the earthquake and nuclear mishap in Japan. Koppel retired from "Nightline" in 2005 and has lately worked as a news analyst for National Public Radio.

Known for his interviewing prowess, Koppel is scheduled to conduct a live talk with Taieb Fassi-Fihri, Morocco's minister of foreign affairs.

"BBC World News America" airs at 7 p.m. Pacific time on BBC America and BBC World News.

Show Trackers, will you watch Koppel?

-- Scott Collins (Twitter: @scottcollinsLAT)

Photo: Ted Koppel in 2005. Credit: Haraz N. Ghanbari / Associated Press