Revered US news anchor TED KOPPEL, 65, made his final farewell as the anchor of ABC late-night show NIGHTLINE last night (22NOV05) after more than 25 years in the hot seat.

The new-look show will be hosted by a trio of news anchors, including MARTIN BASHIR - the man behind the scandalous LIVING WITH MICHAEL JACKSON documentary - when it returns next week (beg28NOV05).