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, originally anchored by Christopher Glenn, Harold Dow, Felicia Jeter and Karen Stone, who were later joined by Mary Jo West. Production later moved from New York City to Washington, D.C., where the broadcast was anchored by Charlie Rose (later also on PBS-TV and "CBS This Morning" in the 2010's) and Lark McCarthy. That program was replaced by the newly re-formatted and re-titled "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 the venerable "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". Until November 2012, "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. The program began broadcasting in high definition when production moved to Studio 57 at CBS Broadcast Center, also home to "CBS This Morning".
Its main competitor is ABC's World News Now, which follows a more irreverent format, while 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. NBC has previously aired its own late night newscasts (NBC News Overnight from 1982 to 1983, and NBC Nightside from 1991 to 1998). The Fox broadcast network has never carried any post-midnight programming on weekdays (although sister cable 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 and Monica Gayle|
|1993–1995||Troy Roberts and Sharyl Attkisson|
|1995–1998||Rick Jackson and Nanette Hansen|
|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|