CBS Morning News

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CBS Morning News
Presented by Anne Marie Green
Opening theme CBS News Theme
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time approx. 23 minutes
Original channel CBS
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
1080i (SDTV)
Original run 1963 – 1979
October 4, 1982 (1982-10-04) – present

CBS Morning News is an American early morning television news program CBS. The program features late-breaking news stories, weather forecasts, and sports highlights. It is anchored by Anne Marie Green, who also serves as anchor of CBS's overnight news program Up to the Minute.

The program is broadcast live at 4:00 a.m. Eastern Time (airing in the early timeslot to accommodate CBS stations that start their local morning newscasts at 4:30 a.m.), and is transmitted in a continuous half-hour tape delayed loop until 10:00 a.m. ET, when CBS This Morning begins in the Pacific Time Zone. The program usually airs as a lead-in to local morning newscasts on most CBS stations, although in the few markets where the CBS station does not produce a morning newscast, it may air in a two- to three-hour loop immediately before the start of CBS This Morning. The show is updated for any breaking news occurring before 7:00 a.m. ET, while stations throughout the network will join CBS This Morning in all time zones past that time at their local discretion or network orders for live coverage.



The CBS Morning News title was originally used as the name of a predecessor to the network's current morning news program, CBS This Morning. For most of the 1960s and 1970s, the program aired as a 60-minute hard news broadcast at 7:00 a.m., preceding Captain Kangaroo and airing opposite NBC's Today. Walter Cronkite and sportscaster Jim McKay both anchored the original CBS Morning News at one time. When CBS reformatted the early morning broadcast, the CBS Morning News became a pre-dawn 30-minute news broadcast.

CBS Early Morning News/current Morning News format[edit]

CBS Morning News title card while under the Leadership of Susan McGinnis (2002-08).

The program first aired in its current format on October 4, 1982 as the CBS Early Morning News, with Bill Kurtis and Diane Sawyer as co-anchors. Sawyer departed both programs in mid-1984, to be named a correspondent for 60 Minutes later that year. In her absence, Kurtis was joined by a rotating series of co-hosts, principally Maria Shriver, Meredith Vieira, and Jane Wallace.

For the first half of 1985, Kurtis would continue to anchor the Early Morning News solo until March while continuing to co-anchor the Morning News with Phyllis George until July. Faith Daniels took over and would remain on the anchor desk, most of the time sharing the anchor desk with Forrest Sawyer (July to December 1985 and January to September 1987) and later Douglas Edwards and Charles Osgood, until leaving to anchor NBC News at Sunrise in 1990. Osgood would remain anchor until June 1992, paired with Victoria Corderi (April 1990–August 1991), Giselle Fernández (to February 1992), and Meredith Vieira (for the remainder of Osgood's term). After Osgood left in 1992, the turnover continued, as shown below:

In November 2010, CBS Morning News became the third and final early morning news program to begin broadcasting in high definition; its counterpart, Up to the Minute, continued to be broadcast in standard definition until November 2012, when the program converted to high definition.

See also[edit]


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Preceded by
Michelle Gielan
CBS Morning News anchor
Succeeded by