Ted Koppel Reports From Guantanamo Bay

July 11, 2006 — -- Ted Koppel will make his first appearance on "Nightline" tonight since his departure from ABC News in November.

Koppel will be interviewed from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, by "Nightline" anchor Terry Moran. The program airs at 11:35 p.m. ET/PT.

Moran and Koppel will discuss the details of the Senate Judiciary Committee's open hearings today on the issue of how detainees at the controversial detention center should be treated.

Koppel and Moran also will discuss the Bush administration's surprising new stance that all detainees at Guantanamo Bay and in U.S. custody elsewhere are entitled to protections under the Geneva Conventions. (U.S. Will Give Detainees Geneva Rights).

Koppel is in Guantanamo Bay for a special he is working on for the Discovery Channel, where he serves as managing editor.

"Ted Koppel was the anchor of 'Nightline' for 26 years," said executive producer James Goldston. "It will be a pleasure and a privilege for us to be able to welcome him back this evening. His journalism is an inspiration for everybody working at the show."