ABC television is a network created in 1943 from the former NBC Blue radio network. Its first broadcast occurred in 1948 and as one of the Big Three television networks it has greatly contributed to the American culture. However, when the Walt Disney Company became the owner of ABC in 1996, operating it through the Disney ABC Television Group, its destiny changed forever.
AFI’s 100 Years…100 Movies is a list of movies determined by the American Film Institute. The best American movies were selected from 400 nominated movies and more than 1,500 artists and leaders in the film industry. The movies are judged according to their historical significance, awards won, cultural impact and critical recognition.