Up to the Minute
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|Up to the Minute|
|Genre||Overnight news program|
|Directed by||James McGrath
|Opening theme||CBS News Theme|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Executive producer(s)||Brian Applegate|
Jenn Eaker (Associate)
Erin Petrun (Associate)
|Editor(s)||Charlie Langton (Sports)|
|Location(s)||Studio 57, CBS Broadcast Center,
New York City
|Running time||60 minutes|
|Picture format||480i (SDTV)
|Original run||March 30, 1992– present|
|Preceded by||CBS News Nightwatch (1982–1992)|
Up to the Minute is an American overnight television news program that is broadcast on CBS during the early morning hours each Monday through Friday. The program offers hard news, features, interviews, weather forecasts, sports highlights, business and commentary. Up to the Minute draws from the full resources of CBS News, including the CBS Evening News, Newspath, affiliate stations, the CBS Radio Network and Reuters Television. It rebroadcasts selected stories from CBS News Sunday Morning, 48 Hours, 60 Minutes and Face the Nation. The program is currently solo anchored by Anne Marie Green.
The program's history traces back to the launch of the network's first overnight news program CBS News Nightwatch in 1982, then anchored by Charlie Rose. That program was replaced by Up to the Minute on March 30, 1992. It is broadcast from 2 to 3 a.m. Eastern Time, and is transmitted in a continuous hour-long tape delayed loop until 8:00 a.m. ET, when CBS Morning News begins in certain areas of the Pacific Time Zone (most CBS stations end Up to the Minute at 4:00 a.m. local time with the CBS Morning News airing after it). Most CBS stations do not air the entire program loop of Up to the Minute and preempt portions of the program due to local programming (usually infomercials or syndicated fare) – joining the program in progress anywhere from five minutes to as much as 1½ hours after the start of the newscast – with affiliates looping the show until the CBS Morning News airs.
The program's on-air graphics and set were often several years behind that of CBS News's daytime broadcasts, with early-1990s era CBS graphics being used well past 2000. These graphics were updated in 2005, 2006, 2009, and then again in 2011 to match the current look of the CBS Evening News. Up to the Minute was the last remaining news program on any of the Big Four television networks or major cable news channels to continue to broadcast in standard definition. This changed in November 2012, concurrent with the production of the program being moved to Studio 57 at CBS Broadcast Center (where CBS This Morning is telecast), when the program began broadcasting in high definition (this left Big Brother, Let's Make a Deal and the programs within the network's Cookie Jar TV Saturday morning block until September 2013 as the only remaining CBS programs that continued to air in SD).
Its main competitor is ABC's World News Now; compared to World News Now, which follows a more irreverent format, Up to the Minute is a more straightforward news broadcast. NBC currently airs rebroadcasts of the fourth hour of Today and sister network CNBC's financial talk show Mad Money in the overnight time slots; though, NBC did air their own late night newscasts (NBC News Overnight from 1982 to 1983, and NBC Nightside from 1991 to 1998). Fox has never carried any post-midnight programming on weekdays (although sister network Fox News Channel does broadcast Red Eye w/Greg Gutfeld overnights). Regular on-air contributors include John Quain, the broadcast's computer consultant (1998 to present).
|1992 – 1993||Russ Mitchell|
|1992 – 1993||Monica Gayle|
|2000–March 10, 2006||Melissa McDermott|
|March 20, 2006–March 18, 2009||Meg Oliver|
|March 19, 2009–June 17, 2010||Michelle Gielan|
|June 18, 2010–August 20, 2010||Emily Smith|
|2012–January 18, 2013||Terrell Brown|
|January 21, 2013–present||Anne-Marie Green|