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After Downs' retirement in 1999, Walters became the solo anchor of 20/20.This lasted until John Miller was hired as a permanent co-host of the program in 2002; Miller never got very comfortable in the anchor chair, and a year later, he jumped at the chance to rejoin law enforcement.the show was designed similarly to CBS's 60 Minutes in that it features in-depth story packages, although it focuses more on human interest stories than international and political subjects.The program's name derives from the "20/20" measurement of visual acuity.

However, in May of that year, John Stossel – an investigative correspondent for the program who was behind the controversial, though popular, "Give Me a Break" segments – was named as Walters' new co-anchor.As one of the first veteran anchors, Barbara Walters chose to go into semi-retirement as a broadcast journalist in 2004.However, she remained with 20/20 as a frequent contributor to the show.By early 2002, 20/20 once again was airing only in its original Friday timeslot.

On March 3, 1999, Monica Lewinsky, the former White House intern who was infamously revealed to have been involved in an affair with then-President Bill Clinton a few years earlier, was interviewed by Barbara Walters on the program; that particular edition of 20/20 was watched by an estimated 70 million viewers, which ABC stated was a record audience for a news program.ABC News correspondent Elizabeth Vargas was promoted to the co-anchor position.