CBS News

CBS News – one of the most storied news organizations in existence. It is a house built by legendary reporters such as Edward R. Murrow, Walter Cronkite, and Mike Wallace. It is famous not only for its Evening News but for its newsmagazines such as 60 Minutes as well. In recent years, however, the once venerable CBS News has struggled. It has not been able to find a foothold in the mornings, its once-legendary reach has been crippled by budget cuts, and the Evening News has long been in last place among the major network newscasts.

CBS Evening News

The flagship newscast airs each night at 6:30pm Eastern across the entire CBS network. The anchor chair, currently held by Katie Couric, was most famously held by two people – the legendary Walter Cronkite, and his successor Dan Rather.

CBS Morning Newscasts

CBS has never had a very successful beachhead in the morning, and thus the format of its morning programme has changed countless times over the years. Currently, the morning lineup includes the overnight Up To The Minute, a 30-minute "CBS Morning News", and the Early Show.

This Morning

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Quality: ST

Date unknown

Views: 114

Format: 4:3

Sunday Morning

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Quality: ST

1980

Views: 70

Format: 4:3

News magazines

CBS is home, of course, to the legendary 60 Minutes – the first newsmagazine. Beyond that, CBS struggled for years to find a worthy companion show to the Sunday night institution, even developing a "sequel" to it (60 Minutes II). The "48 Hours" format ended up proving successful, and is still used today.

48 Hours

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Quality: ST

1989

Views: 84

Format: 4:3

48 Hours promo

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Quality: ST

1990

Views: 41

Format: 4:3

From CBS News, This Is Newsbreak

The CBS News bulletins most people were familiar with were arguably the least important. Newsbreaks aired several times per day, including once during primetime. These contained no filmed reports, but rather 90 seconds of an anchor reading the day's top headlines. The newsreader could be anyone from the lowest-ranking correspondent to the anchor of the CBS Evening News. With little exception, all newsbreaks pause in the middle to leave room for an ad, signaled by the familiar full-screen "NEWSBREAK NEWSBREAK NEWSBREAK" graphic. One newsbreak still exists, airing during the day at 3:57pm, but is not cleared to much of the country. A growing number of affiliates swap the 3pm program to 10am in order to air more lucrative syndicated programming.

Newsbreak

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Quality: HQ

17th November 1978

Views: 149

Format: 4:3

Newsbreak

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Quality: ST

1979

Views: 50

Format: 4:3

Newsbreak

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Quality: ST

1983

Views: 58

Format: 4:3

Newsbreak

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Quality: ST

1985

Views: 40

Format: 4:3

Newsbreak

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Quality: ST

1987

Views: 61

Format: 4:3