Former Cable News Network news chief Rick Kaplan will join ABC News to oversee special
programming at the network for the next three months.
Kaplan was tapped in anticipation of a war in Iraq.
Kaplan, who exited CNN in 2000 after a stormy three-year reign, had built his
reputation at ABC News, where he'd spent 18 years. and at CBS News for nearly a
decade before that.
Kaplan has been teaching at Harvard University since leaving CNN.