Ted Koppel is a Robot
ABC news decided it was stupid to pay a high priced anchor to read the evening news when technically almost anyone could do it. That's when they built Ted Koppel. It's not really fair to say that Ted Koppel is a robot, he's more like a Disney styled anamatronic puppet, voiced by Steve Hratsberg. If Hratsberg ever quit, they just had to find someone who sounded like him. When ABC announced the retirement of Ted Koppel in 2005, it was because the servos on the robot were wearing out and the dude who built it was dead. The robot was capable of crushing a car and had three times the strength of any human, so they replaced it with a 3 man anchor team.