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Encyclopedia > CBS Broadcast Center

The CBS Broadcast Center is a television and radio production facility located in New York City. It's CBS's main East Coast production center, much as Television City in Los Angeles is the West Coast hub. New York City, officially named the City of New York, is the most populous city in the United States, and the most densely populated major city in North America. ... CBS (Columbia Broadcasting System) is a major television network and radio broadcaster in the United States. ... CBS Television City is a television studio located at 7800 West Beverly Boulevard on Los Angeless West Side, at the corner of Beverly and Fairfax. ...


The nearly block long facility at 524 West 57th Street, in the Hell's Kitchen section of Manhattan, serves as the headquarters for CBS News and the main broadcast facility for CBS News and CBS Sports. Black Entertainment Television also uses the Broadcast Center for 106 & Park and some news programming. Hells Kitchen (also known as Clinton) is a neighborhood of New York City that includes the area between 31st Street and 59th Street, from 8th Avenue to the Hudson River. ... Manhattan Borough,highlighted in yellow, lies between the East River and the Hudson River. ... Black Entertainment Television (BET) is a cable television network target towards the African-American demographic. ... 106 & Park: BETs Top 10 Live is a top-ten video countdown that has aired every weekday on BET since 2000. ...


The Broadcast Center is also the production base for the CBS Radio Network. The network's control room also serves as the routing center for other programming distributed by Westwood One. The radio network's flagship station, WCBS (AM), moved into the CBS Broadcast Center in 2000, after being located for more than three decades at Black Rock, CBS's corporate headquarters at 524 West 52nd Street. The CBS Radio Network provides news, sports and other programming to more than 1,000 radio stations throughout the United States. ... Westwood One, Inc. ... WCBS-AM 880 is a Class A 50,000 watt radio station broadcasting from New York City featuring an all-news format. ...


The building in which the Broadcast Center is located housed formerly served as a dairy depot for Sheffield Farms. CBS, which had been using studios at Grand Central Terminal and other theatres throughout Manhattan, purchased the production center in the mid 1950s and began using it regularly for TV in 1963. The radio network, which had been based in the old CBS headquarters at 485 Madison Avenue, moved to the Broadcast Center in July 1964. The clock in the Main Concourse © 2004 Metropolitan Transportation Authority Grand Central Terminal (often still called Grand Central Station, although technically that is the name of the nearby post office and New York City Subway station on the IRT Lexington Avenue Line) is a train station at 15 Vanderbilt Avenue...


Until the 1990s, the Broadcast Center was home to two of CBS-TV's soap operas, Guiding Light and As the World Turns. Guiding Light is now produced in another studio on the east side of Manhattan, while As the World Turns is recorded in Brooklyn. The Guiding Light (known as Guiding Light since 1975) is credited by the Guinness Book of World Records as being the longest soap opera ever told, as well as the longest running show in television history (its 15,000th televised episode is slated to air in the autumn of 2005). ... As the World Turns (ATWT) is the second longest-running American television soap opera, airing each weekday on CBS. It debuted on Monday, April 2, 1956 at 1:30 in the afternoon. ... A map highlighting Brooklyn and the rest of New York City. ...


In addition to the Broadcast Center, CBS has two other major studio centers in Manhattan -- the Ed Sullivan Theater at 1697 Broadway, the home of the Late Show with David Letterman; and the GM Building on Fifth Avenue and 58th Street, in which The Early Show and The NFL Today are produced. Ed Sullivan. ... The Late Show with David Letterman is an hour-long weeknight comedy and talk show broadcast by CBS from the Ed Sullivan Theater on Broadway in New York City. ... The Early Show title card The Early Show is a American television morning news talk show broadcast by CBS from New York City, 7 to 9 a. ... // Introduction The NFL Today is a TV program that precedes the American football program The NFL on CBS on CBS Sports, which is the sports division of the U.S. TV station network CBS. The program usually airs at noon on Sundays of the National Football League regular season. ...


 
 

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