Instant Index: Ellen DeGeneres to Host the Oscars

Diane Sawyer reveals the top stories people have been buzzing about this week.
1:29 | 08/02/13

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Transcript for Instant Index: Ellen DeGeneres to Host the Oscars
For our "instant index" tonight, the envelope please. This really has been a dream of mine since I was a little girl. I've always wanted to host the academy awards. We've heard today ellen is doing it again. Hosting the oscars next year, for the second time. She tweeted today, it's official, I'm hosting the oscars and I'd like to thank the academy, my wife portia and oh dear there goes the orchestra. And tonight we have a new claim about the cross where jesus died. Archaeologists found a piece of wound in the ruins of an ancient church inside a stone chest. If it's possible that it's a piece of the cross that somehow traveled from calgary where jesus was crucified, 1100 miles to that church in turkey. N and a personal note about a beloved member of our abc family. Herb has died. Making all of us at home feel as if we were in the front row too. And as I just want to say personally that to the new kids, the ones that count on his guidance and his kindness and as one of those former new kids, sadness and thoughts for his family tonight. Herb kaplow was 86 years old.

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