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Encyclopedia > CBS Evening News
CBS Evening News with Katie Couric

Open used since September 5, 2006
Created by Don Hewitt
Starring Katie Couric
(2006-Present)
Bob Schieffer
(2005-2006)
Connie Chung
(1993–1995)
Dan Rather
(1981–2005)
Walter Cronkite
(1962–1981)
Douglas Edwards
(1948–1962)
Country of origin  United States
No. of episodes 16,429 (as of August 24, 2007)
Production
Running time 30 minutes
Broadcast
Original channel CBS
Original run August 15, 1948 (as CBS Television News), 1951 (as Douglas Edwards with the News), September 2, 1963 (as CBS Evening News) – present

CBS Evening News is the flagship nightly television news program of the American television network CBS. The network has broadcast this program since 1948, and has used the CBS Evening News title since 1963. Image File history File linksMetadata CBS_Evening_News_w_Katie_Couric. ... is the 248th day of the year (249th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Don Hewitt, broadcaster, born 14 December 1922. ... Katherine Anne Katie Couric (born January 7, 1957) is an American media personality who became well-known as co-host of NBCs Today. ... Bob Schieffer Bob Lloyd Schieffer (born February 25, 1937 in Austin, Texas) is an American journalist who has been with CBS News since 1969, serving 23 years as anchor on the Saturday edition of CBS Evening News from 1973-1996; chief Washington correspondent since 1982, moderator of the Sunday public... Constance Yu-Hwa Chung Povich (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; Pinyin: ; born August 20, 1946) is an American journalist who has appeared on many USA television news networks. ... Daniel Irvin Rather, Jr. ... Walter Leland Cronkite, Jr. ... Douglas Edwards (July 14, 1917 — October 13, 1990) was Americas first network news television anchor, anchoring CBSs first nightly news broadcast from 1948-1962, which was later to be titled CBS Evening News. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... is the 236th day of the year (237th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... CBS Broadcasting, Inc. ... is the 227th day of the year (228th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... See also: 1947 in television, other events of 1948, 1949 in television and the list of years in television. // Events January 5 - BBC Television Newsreel first broadcast. ... Year 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 245th day of the year (246th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... CBS Broadcasting, Inc. ... See also: 1947 in television, other events of 1948, 1949 in television and the list of years in television. // Events January 5 - BBC Television Newsreel first broadcast. ... See also: 1962 in television, other events of 1963, 1964 in television and the list of years in television. For the American network television schedule, please see 1963-64 American network television schedule. ...


Currently, CBS Evening News is anchored on weekdays by Katie Couric, on Saturdays by Thalia Assuras, and on Sundays by Russ Mitchell. Katherine Anne Katie Couric (born January 7, 1957) is an American media personality who became well-known as co-host of NBCs Today. ... Thalia Assuras Thalia Assuras (born February 5, 1951) is a Canadian-born television journalist and news anchor of Greek descent who has worked for U.S. television networks since 1993. ... Russ Mitchell (born on March 25, 1960 in St. ...

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The Douglas Edwards era (1948-1962)

CBS began broadcasting full-length news shows on Saturday nights, expanding to two nights a week in 1947. On August 15, 1948, CBS launched its nightly 15-minute news show as CBS Television News at 7:30 p.m., anchored by Douglas Edwards; it was broadcast in five eastern cities.[citation needed] The week's news stories were recapped Sunday night with Newsweek in Review. The name was later shortened to Week in Review and the show was moved to Saturday. See also: 1946 in television, other events of 1947, 1948 in television and the list of years in television. // Events January 30 – The FCC rejects CBS color television system. ... is the 227th day of the year (228th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the 1948 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Douglas Edwards (July 14, 1917 — October 13, 1990) was Americas first network news television anchor, anchoring CBSs first nightly news broadcast from 1948-1962, which was later to be titled CBS Evening News. ...


In 1950, the name of the nightly news was changed to Douglas Edwards with the News. When in 1951 it became the first news program to be broadcast on both coasts, thanks to a new coaxial cable connection, Edwards started using the greeting "Good evening everyone, coast to coast."[1] See also: 1949 in television, other events of 1950, 1951 in television and the list of years in television. // Events February 12 - European Broadcasting Union (EBU) inaugurated. ... Coaxial Cable For the weapon, see coaxial weapon. ...


The program competed against the Camel News Caravan on NBC, launched in 1949. Edwards attracted more viewers during the mid-1950s, but lost ground when Chet Huntley and David Brinkley were teamed up by NBC on the Huntley-Brinkley Report. The Camel News Caravan was an American television news program aired by NBC from 1949 to 1956. ... The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) is an American television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... See also: 1948 in television, other events of 1949, 1950 in television and the list of years in television. // Events January 3 - Colgate Theatre premieres on NBC. January 11 - A 2 hour special on all networks celebrates the linking of the eastern and midwestern networks via coaxial cable. ... Chester Robert Huntley (December 10, 1911 - March 20, 1974), more popularly known as Chet Huntley, was an American television newscaster. ... David Brinkley David McClure Brinkley (July 10, 1920 – June 11, 2003) was a popular American television newscaster for two different USA television networks, NBC, and later, ABC. From 1956 through 1970 he co-anchored NBCs top rated nightly news program, The Huntley–Brinkley Report with Chet Huntley. ... Opening to the June 6, 1968 edition of The Huntley-Brinkley Report, the evening following the death of U.S. Senator and Democratic Presidential contender Robert F. Kennedy. ...


On November 30, 1956, the show became the first to use videotape; it was used to time delay broadcasts to the western U.S.[2] is the 334th day of the year (335th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Bottom view of VHS videotape cassette with magnetic tape exposed Videotape is a means of recording images and sound onto magnetic tape as opposed to movie film. ... A time delay, in the context of broadcasting, is a means to provide a brief period of review for a live broadcast to ensure it meets broadcast standards. ...


The Walter Cronkite era (1962-1981)

Walter Cronkite on the CBS Evening News in the 1970s.

Walter Cronkite took over the anchor chair in 1962. On September 2, 1963, CBS Evening News became network television's first half-hour weeknight news broadcast, lengthened from its original 15 minutes to 30 minutes. Image File history File links Cronkite. ... Image File history File links Cronkite. ... Walter Leland Cronkite, Jr. ... Walter Leland Cronkite, Jr. ... See also: 1961 in television, other events of 1962, 1963 in television and the list of years in television. For the American network television schedule, please see 1962-63 American network television schedule. ... is the 245th day of the year (246th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... See also: 1962 in television, other events of 1963, 1964 in television and the list of years in television. For the American network television schedule, please see 1963-64 American network television schedule. ... For other uses, see News (disambiguation). ...


NBC's team of Chet Huntley and David Brinkley had the most-watched network news program at the time, but under Cronkite, the show began what would eventually become an eighteen-year period of dominating the nightly news ratings.[3] In the process, Walter Cronkite became an American icon, judged "the most trusted man in America" in a Gallup Poll from that era, a status that had first been fostered by his coverage of the JFK Assassination.[citation needed] Chester Robert Huntley (December 10, 1911 - March 20, 1974), more popularly known as Chet Huntley, was an American television newscaster. ... David Brinkley David McClure Brinkley (July 10, 1920 – June 11, 2003) was a popular American television newscaster for two different USA television networks, NBC, and later, ABC. From 1956 through 1970 he co-anchored NBCs top rated nightly news program, The Huntley–Brinkley Report with Chet Huntley. ... A Gallup poll is an opinion poll frequently used by the mass media for representing public opinion. ... President Kennedy with his wife, Jacqueline, and Texas Governor John Connally in the presidential limousine just moments before his assassination The assassination of John F. Kennedy, the thirty-fifth President of the United States, took place on Friday, November 22, 1963, in Dallas, Texas, USA at 12:30 p. ...


With the retirement of NBC's Huntley in 1970, Cronkite moved into the ratings lead and held it through the decade. Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Cronkite's image was further bolstered by his enthusiastic support for the space program, culminating with his anchoring of CBS News' coverage of the Apollo 11 Moon landing in 1969. CBS News is the news division of American television and radio network CBS. Its current president is Sean McManus who is also head of CBS Sports. ... The Apollo 11 mission was the first manned mission to land on the Moon. ... The year 1969 in television involved some significant events. ...


His 1968 editorial declaring that the United States could only hope for a stalemate in Vietnam is often credited with influencing Lyndon Johnson's decision to drop out of the Presidential race. "If I've lost Walter Cronkite," said Johnson, "I've lost the country."[citation needed] Lyndon Baines Johnson (August 27, 1908–January 22, 1973), often referred to as LBJ, was an American politician. ...


In late 1972, Cronkite prodded the show's producers to feature two nights of lengthy explanation of the Watergate scandal, which had been heavily covered by The Washington Post but had not received heavy national coverage. After the first half of the report, shown on a Friday, ran for 14 minutes -- half of the air time of the broadcast -- White House officials complained to CBS founder William S. Paley. Monday's report was aired, but only for six minutes. The Watergate building. ... The Washington Post is the largest newspaper in Washington, D.C.. It is also one of the citys oldest papers, having been founded in 1877. ... William S. Paley (1901-1990) This article is about the broadcast executive. ...


Walter Cronkite retired from the broadcast March 6, 1981, under a CBS policy requiring mandatory retirement at age 65. CBS correspondent Dan Rather replaced Cronkite the following Monday March 9, 1981. is the 65th day of the year (66th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ...


The Dan Rather era (1981-2005)

Dan Rather, a CBS news correspondent since the early 1960s and a 60 Minutes reporter, took over the program in 1981, and for a while, led the show into continued ratings dominance.[3] But by 1990, the show was third, behind ABC and NBC.[3] Daniel Irvin Rather, Jr. ... Not to be confused with a BBC news magazine program of the same name. ... The year 1981 in television involved some significant events. ...


Concerns about excessive liberalism in the media, were frequently leveled at Rather and CBS in general.[citation needed] Some of these concerns dated from Rather's position as White House correspondent for CBS News during the Nixon Administration. An interview related to the Iran-contra affair with then-Vice President George H.W. Bush where the two engaged in a shouting match on live television did little to dispel those concerns.[4] Rather apologized for his behavior in statements the following day. American liberalism—that is, liberalism in the United States of America—is a broad political and philosophical mindset, favoring individual liberty, and opposing restrictions on liberty, whether they come from established religion, from government regulation, from the existing class structure, or from multi-national corporations. ... The Iran-Contra Affair (also Irangate), was a political scandal occurring in 1987 as a result of earlier events during the Reagan administration in which members of the executive branch sold weapons to Iran, an avowed enemy, and illegally used the profits to continue funding rebels, the Contras, in Nicaragua. ... Order: 41st President Vice President: Dan Quayle Term of office: January 20, 1989 – January 20, 1993 Preceded by: Ronald Reagan Succeeded by: Bill Clinton Date of birth: June 12, 1924 Place of birth: Milton, Massachusetts First Lady: Barbara Pierce Bush Political party: Republican George Herbert Walker Bush, KBE (born...


On Monday, September 1, 1986, Rather attempted to initiate a slogan, as his predecessor had "And that's the way it is." Simply closing his broadcasts by saying "courage" after his closing remarks. On Wednesday, September 3 he said what he thought was the Spanish word for courage, pronouncing it "cur-AH-he." This was heavily criticized and mocked in the media, and Rather abandoned it on Monday, September 8.[5] is the 244th day of the year (245th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 246th day of the year (247th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 251st day of the year (252nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


On September 11, 1987, Dan Rather marched off the camera in anger when it appeared that CBS Sports' coverage of a US Open semifinal match was going to cut into time alloted for the Evening News. When the tennis match ended at 6:32 p.m., Rather was nowhere to be found. Six minutes of dead air followed before he returned to the broadcast position. Surprisingly, nearly half of the audience watched and waited. He later suggested that his intention was to force the sports department to fill up the entire half-hour so that he wouldn't have to truncate their elaborately-planned coverage of a visit by Pope John Paul II. Walter Cronkite was incensed, telling an interviewer, "I would have fired him. There's no excuse for it."[citation needed] is the 254th day of the year (255th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... CBS Sports is a division of CBS which airs many of the sports telecasts in the United States. ... For other uses, see U.S. Open. ... Coat of Arms of Pope John Paul II. The Letter M is for Mary, the mother of Jesus, to whom he held strong devotion Pope John Paul II (Latin: , Italian: Giovanni Paolo II, Polish: Jan PaweÅ‚ II) born   []; 18 May 1920 – 2 April 2005) reigned as the 264th Pope of... Walter Leland Cronkite, Jr. ...


On January 23, 1991, demonstrators from AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP) broke into CBS using forged IDs and were heard chanting "Fight AIDS, not Arabs" during the show's introduction. One person was seen on camera just as Dan Rather began speaking. Rather immediately called for a commercial break.[6] is the 23rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... ACT UP, or the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power, is a diverse, non-partisan group of individuals . ...


The Dan Rather & Connie Chung era (1993-1995)

Connie Chung began co-anchoring the broadcast with Rather on June 1, 1993. She both co-anchored in the studio, but als with either herself or Dan on location, and the other in the studio. Although Rather never said so publicly, CBS News insiders said he did not approve of her appointment.[7] Chung left in May 1995. Constance Yu-Hwa Chung Povich (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; Pinyin: ; born August 20, 1946) is an American journalist who has appeared on many USA television news networks. ... is the 152nd day of the year (153rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This is a list of television-related events in 1995. ...


In 2005, Rather left the anchor position amidst controversy and a credibility crisis over false reports broadcast in the heat of the US Presidential election campaign. The questionable report was one in which a September 2004 60 Minutes Wednesday segment questioning President George W. Bush's Texas Air National Guard record. The Pentagon challenged the authenticity of the Killian documents used for the report. A number of bloggers analyzed scans of the documents, and rapidly concluded the documents were forgeries. Subsequently, CBS commissioned an independent inquiry into the matter. Although Rather denied this incident was the reason for his departure from the broadcast, the damaged credibility of the news division was evident. After his departure from the anchor chair, Rather worked on other CBS News programming as a correspondent before being fired by the network in 2006. The year 2005 in television involved some significant events. ... September 2004 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December See also: September 2004 in sports Events Deaths in September • 27 Tsai Wan-lin • 24 Françoise Sagan • 20 Brian Clough • 18 Russ Meyer • 15 Johnny Ramone • 12 Fred Ebb • 11 Peter VII of Alexandria • 8... The year 2004 in television involved some significant events. ... Promotional picture for 60 Minutes II 60 Minutes II, also known as 60 Minutes Wednesday and 60 Minutes, was a weekly primetime newsmagazine television program that purported to replicate the signature style, journalistic quality and integrity of the original 60 Minutes series. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States, inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... Official language(s) No official language See languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Largest metro area Dallas–Fort Worth Metroplex Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 261,797 sq mi (678,051 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ... The Air National Guard (ANG) is part of the United States National Guard and a reserve component of the United States Air Force (USAF). ... This article is about the United States military building. ... One of the Killian documents. ...


Dan Rather retired from the Evening News on March 9, 2005, at 7:00 eastern time, exactly 24 years after succeeding Cronkite. On June 20, 2006, CBS News President Sean McManus announced that Rather and CBS had agreed to end his 44-year career with the network. is the 68th day of the year (69th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Metronome, a public art installation showing the time in New York City The Eastern Time Zone (ET) of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of Northern America and the west coast of South America. ... is the 171st day of the year (172nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Sean McManus is the president of CBS News in the United States. ...


The Bob Schieffer Interim Period (March 2005-August 2006)

CBS Evening News with Bob Schieffer title card

Rather was succeeded on an interim basis by longtime CBS News correspondent Bob Schieffer. Schieffer has hosted the CBS News Sunday morning political program Face the Nation, based in Washington, D.C., since 1991. Image File history File linksMetadata CBSEveningNews. ... Image File history File linksMetadata CBSEveningNews. ... Bob Schieffer Bob Lloyd Schieffer (born February 25, 1937 in Austin, Texas) is an American journalist who has been with CBS News since 1969, serving 23 years as anchor on the Saturday edition of CBS Evening News from 1973-1996; chief Washington correspondent since 1982, moderator of the Sunday public... Face The Nation logo, used until 2002. ... For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ... The year 1991 in television involved some significant events. ...


At the time Schieffer took over, it was uncertain how long he would host the broadcast, or whether it would retain its current shape or instead adopt some kind of multiple-host or other alternative format.


Under Rather in the years leading up to his retirement, the show trailed its rivals at ABC and NBC by a fairly large margin.[citation needed] John Roberts, the White House correspondent and Scott Pelley, his predecessor in that position, were often mentioned as possible successors to Rather when he retired.[citation needed] Jim Axelrod took over as White House correspondent when Roberts later left for CNN. John D. Roberts (born November 15, 1956 in Toronto, Ontario) is a television journalist for CBS, where he has served as Chief White House Correspondent since 1999. ... For other uses, see White House (disambiguation). ... -- Consumed Crustacean | Talk | 22:01, 23 May 2006 (UTC) Categories: ... Jim Axelrod is the chief White House correspondent for CBS News, and reports for the CBS Evening News and other CBS News programs. ... The Cable News Network, commonly known as CNN, is a major cable television network founded in 1980 by Ted Turner. ...


In the months following Rather's departure, the program came to emphasize live exchanges between Schieffer and the various CBS News correspondents around the world. In contrast to traditional network-news practice, these exchanges are unrehearsed as part of an effort to make the language on the broadcast sound more "natural," according to Schieffer.[citation needed] Viewership levels increased over this period of time. It became the only news broadcast to gain viewers during 2005.


In November 2005, CBS announced that Evening News executive producer Jim Murphy would be replaced by Rome Hartman, who took the helm over in early January 2006.


Schieffer led the CBS Evening News to become the #2 evening news broadcast, beating out ABC World News Tonight. This came after a five-year period of being a distant third. The death of Peter Jennings in 2005 put the ABC News division in flux. Some speculate[citation needed] Jennings's death as a major factor in the ground that CBS has gained in the ratings war. But when Charles Gibson was appointed as anchor at World News Tonight, ABC regained much of its momentum and is also closing in on rival NBC Nightly News. ABC World News Tonight (often abbreviated as WNT) is the ABC television networks flagship evening news program. ... Peter Jennings, CM (July 29, 1938 – August 7, 2005) was a Canadian-born, American journalist and news anchor. ... ABC News Special Report ident, circa 2006 ABC News is a division of American television and radio network ABC, owned by The Walt Disney Company. ... Charles Charlie Dewolf Gibson (born March 9, 1943) is an American media personality best known as co-anchor of Good Morning America on ABC from January 1987 to May 1998 and from January 1999 to June 28, 2006, a span of 19 years. ... NBC Nightly News is the flagship evening news program for NBC News and broadcasts from the GE Building, Rockefeller Center in New York City. ...


Bob Schieffer's final broadcast of the newscast occurred on Thursday, August 31, 2006. He was succeeded the following Tuesday by Katie Couric. is the 243rd day of the year (244th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The Katie Couric era (2006-present)

Katie Couric on the set of the CBS Evening News on her first day as anchor.
Katie Couric anchors Free Speech, a new segment of the CBS Evening News.

On December 1, 2005, it was reported that Katie Couric, host of NBC's Today morning show, was considering CBS's offer to take over the CBS Evening News. On April 1, 2006, Couric officially signed the deal to become the anchor of the CBS Evening News.[8] Image File history File linksMetadata CBSEveningNews_Couric_Sept06. ... Image File history File linksMetadata CBSEveningNews_Couric_Sept06. ... Image File history File linksMetadata KatieCouricCBSEveningNews. ... Image File history File linksMetadata KatieCouricCBSEveningNews. ... is the 335th day of the year (336th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Katherine Anne Katie Couric (born January 7, 1957) is an American media personality who became well-known as co-host of NBCs Today. ... The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) is an American television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... Today, commonly referred to as The Today Show to avoid ambiguity, is an American morning news and talk show airing weekday mornings on the NBC television network. ... is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


On April 5, 2006, Couric officially told the Today audience she would step down as co-anchor, a spot she had held for fifteen years, longer than any other Today Show anchor. There had been a great deal of speculation on whether she would leave a multi-million dollar contract with Today. To lure Couric away from NBC, CBS offered her the anchor post and additionally, the opportunity to become a contributor to 60 Minutes. Couric is the first female to anchor a national network newscast solo and will also serve as the program's managing editor. is the 95th day of the year (96th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Not to be confused with a BBC news magazine program of the same name. ...


Many have criticized the move by CBS to promote Couric to the broadcast chair, questioning Couric's ability to deliver hard journalism after 15 years of entertainment and fluff segments on Today. Critics claim she lacks the weight to be a sole anchor of the CBS Evening News. Also, Couric has little experience doing live field reports from news hotspots nor any experience leading a news team as evening anchors have traditionally done.[9] Couric's supporters point to the fact that she was once a Washington deputy reporter on the Pentagon beat for NBC News, although this was over twenty years ago in the 1980s.[10]


Couric began working at CBS News in July 2006. During her first broadcast as anchor on Tuesday, September 5, 2006, new graphics, a new set, and a new theme composed by Academy Award winning composer James Horner were introduced; similar graphics and music would be pushed to other CBS News productions such as Up to the Minute, CBS Morning News, and The Early Show throughout the month of October. A new opening title sequence was designed, with Walter Cronkite providing the voiceover. The program also debuted a new feature called "Free Speech" in which different Americans, ranging from a well known national figure to an average person, would provide a news commentary.[11] This is a list of television-related events in 2006. ... is the 248th day of the year (249th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... A composer is a person who writes music. ... James Roy Horner (born August 14, 1953) is an American composer of orchestral and film music. ... Up To The Minute Logo Up To The Minute (UTTM) is CBSs overnight broadcast which offers hard news, features, interviews, weather, sports, business and commentary. ... CBS Morning News is the half-hour daily television broadcast from CBS News that airs following Up to the Minute. ... The Early Show is an American television morning news talk show broadcast by CBS from New York City, 7 to 9 a. ... This example of a title sequence, from long-running serial drama Another World, was seen from 1966 to 1981, making it one of the longest-running continuous title sequences on television. ...


The debut episode for Katie Couric nearly doubled the average audience the program had pulled in up until then, bringing in 13.6 million viewers. Initially, the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric remained number one every night since its debut, with the exception of Monday, September 11, when it slipped back to third place. For the week of September 18 it dropped to second. However, as of mid-October 2006, the broadcast has slipped back into third place.[12] is the 254th day of the year (255th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 261st day of the year (262nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Since its debut, the Couric version of the CBS Evening News has been repeatedly criticized by liberals and the American left for its inclusion of highly conservative voices such as Rush Limbaugh without counterbalance, and its failure to include commentary from prominent liberals.[13][14] However, Katrina vanden Heuvel, the editor of the liberal magazine The Nation, has done several commentaries for the program. Arianna Huffington has also contributed commentary for the program. Most recently, a dust-up with Bill Maher, who claims he was denied the opportunity to speak about religion during his appearance on the show's "Free Speech" segment, intensified these criticisms.[15] Rush Hudson Limbaugh III (born January 12, 1951) is an American radio talk show host and political commentator. ... Katrina vanden Heuvel - (c) The Nation Katrina vanden Heuvel (born October 7, 1959) is the editor, part-owner, and publisher of The Nation magazine. ... The Nation (ISSN 0027-8378) is a weekly [1] U.S. periodical devoted to politics and culture, self-described as the flagship of the left. [2] Founded on July 6, 1865 as an Abolitionist publication, it is the oldest continuously published weekly magazine in the United States. ... Arianna Huffington (born Arianna Stassinopoulos (Greek: Αριάννα Στασινόπουλου) on July 15, 1950 in Athens, Greece) is an author and nationally syndicated columnist in the United States. ... William Bill Maher, Jr. ...


On March 8, 2007, the New York Times reported that executive producer Rome Hartman was being replaced by television news veteran Rick Kaplan. Hartman's last broadcast aired on March 7. Kaplan comes to the CBS Evening News after stints at MSNBC, CNN and ABC's World News Tonight with Peter Jennings. is the 67th day of the year (68th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... The New York Times is an internationally known daily newspaper published in New York City and distributed in the United States and many other nations worldwide. ... Rick Kaplan, who served as President of CNN (1997-2000) and Senior Vice-President of ABC News (2003), was named President of MSNBC in February 2004. ... ABC World News Tonight is the ABC television networks flagship evening news program. ... Peter Jennings, CM (July 29, 1938 – August 7, 2005) was a Canadian-born, American journalist and news anchor. ...


Since Katie Couric assumed the helm of the CBS Evening News, several correspondents have left the network for one reason or another, notably John Roberts, Jim Acosta, Lee Cowan and Trish Regan. On April 22, 2007, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported that CBS News is thinking about replacing Katie Couric after the 2008 U.S. presidential elections. However, CBS executives have denied these reports. [16] is the 112th day of the year (113th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... The Philadelphia Inquirer is one of a two Knight Ridder newspaper duopoly daily for the Philadelphia area. ... Presidential electoral votes by state The United States presidential election of 2008, scheduled to be held on November 4, 2008, will be the 55th consecutive quadrennial election for president and vice president of the United States. ...


Weekend editions

U.S. Network Evening News   edit
ABC World News
CBS CBS Evening News
NBC NBC Nightly News

CBS correspondent Russ Mitchell anchors the Sunday edition of the CBS Evening News. Mitchell also currently substitutes for Couric on the weekday edition of the CBS Evening News. The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... World News with Charles Gibson (previously known as World News Tonight and often abbreviated as WNT) is an American television news program. ... CBS Broadcasting, Inc. ... The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) is an American television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... NBC Nightly News is the flagship evening news program for NBC News and broadcasts from the GE Building, Rockefeller Center in New York City. ... CBS Broadcasting, Inc. ... Russ Mitchell (born on March 25, 1960 in St. ...


The Saturday editions of the CBS Evening News are anchored by Thalia Assuras. Thalia Assuras Thalia Assuras (born February 5, 1951) is a Canadian-born television journalist and news anchor of Greek descent who has worked for U.S. television networks since 1993. ...


Substitutes for the weekend edition include Tracy Smith, Harry Smith, Charles Osgood, Maurice DuBois, and Sharyn Alfonsi. Tracy Smith is an American news reporter, and co-anchor of The Saturday Early Show on the CBS network. ... Harry Smith Harry Smith (born August 21, 1951 in Lansing, Illinois) is a co-anchor for CBS The Early Show and the host of A&Es Biography series. ... Charles Osgood For the American psychologist see Charles E. Osgood. ... Maurice Dubois on CBS 2 News this Morning April 17, 2006. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Former anchors of the weekend newscasts include Roger Mudd, Bob Schieffer, Paula Zahn, John Roberts, Deborah Norville, Giselle Fernández, and Mika Brzezinski. Roger Mudd, born February 9, 1928 in Washington, is a U.S. television journalist. ... Bob Schieffer Bob Lloyd Schieffer (born February 25, 1937 in Austin, Texas) is an American journalist who has been with CBS News since 1969, serving 23 years as anchor on the Saturday edition of CBS Evening News from 1973-1996; chief Washington correspondent since 1982, moderator of the Sunday public... Paula Zahn (born February 24, 1956 in Omaha, Nebraska) is an American newscaster, most recently the host of Paula Zahn NOW on CNN. On 24 July 2007, she resigned from CNN. The last broadcast of Paula Zahn Now on CNN aired August 2, 2007. ... John D. Roberts (born November 15, 1956 in Toronto, Ontario) is a television journalist for CBS, where he has served as Chief White House Correspondent since 1999. ... Deborah Norville (born August 8, 1958 in Dalton, Georgia) is an American television broadcaster and journalist. ... Giselle Fernández (born May 15, 1961) is an American television journalist. ... Mika Emilie Leonia Brzezinski (born May 2, 1967) is an American television news journalist, currently a co-host of MSNBCs weekday morning program, Morning Joe. ...


Broadcasts outside the U.S.

CBS Evening News is shown on Sky News to viewers in Europe, Africa, Middle East and Asia. Sky News is a 24-hour British domestic and international television news channel that started broadcasting on 16 February 1989 as part of the then four-channel Sky Television service. ...


In Australia, the bulletin is shown at 11.30am Monday to Saturday, and at 12.30pm on Sundays on Sky News Australia. Sky News Australia is an Australian 24 hour cable and satellite news channel available on Foxtel, Austar, Optus Television and Neighbourhood Cable subscription platforms. ...


CBS is not shown outside the Americas on a channel in its own right. However, CBS News is shown for a few hours a day on satellite channel Orbit News in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. CBS Evening News is broadcast live on ATV World in Hong Kong daily (except on certain weekends). Orbit News is a 24 hour satellite and cable channel offering American news programming to viewers abroad, primarily geared towards an Arab audience. ... Asia Television Limited (ATV) (Traditional Chinese: ; Pinyin: ) was Hong Kongs first television station under Rediffusion. ...


Correspondents

This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Jim Axelrod is the chief White House correspondent for CBS News, and reports for the CBS Evening News and other CBS News programs. ... Lara Logan (born March 29, 1971) is a television journalist for CBS News in the United States. ... Sheila MacVicar (born Montreal, Canada) is a television journalist. ... David Martin may refer to: David Martin (Scottish politician) (born 1954), Labour MEP David Martin (English politician) (born 1945), Conservative MP for Portsmouth South 1987–1997 David Martin (Nebraska politician) (1907-1997), former United States Representative from Nebraska David Martin (poet) (1915–1997), an Australian poet David Martin (Governor) (1933...

Credits

Weekdays

  • Anchor and Managing Editor:

Katie Couric Katherine Anne Katie Couric (born January 7, 1957) is an American media personality who became well-known as co-host of NBCs Today. ...

  • Executive Producer:

Rick Kaplan Rick Kaplan, who served as President of CNN (1997-2000) and Senior Vice-President of ABC News (2003), was named President of MSNBC in February 2004. ...

  • Senior Broadcast Producer:

Bill Owens

  • Senior Producers:

Katie Boyle, Betty Chin, Christopher Dinan, James McGlinchy, Marc Rosenwasser

  • Directors:

Eric Shapiro, Steve Besner

  • Producers:

Lori Beecher, Kevin Finnegan, David Frifield, Nicolla Hewitt, Mary Hood, Linda Karas, Catherine Kim, Dorie Klissas, Matt Lombardi, Yvonne Miller-Halee, Karen Raffensperger, Taigi Smith, Andrew Wolff

  • In Washington Producers:

Andrea Bruce, Mark Katkov, Jeff Scott Goldman Mary Hager Robert Hendin, Max McClellan, Allyson Ross Taylor, Ward Sloane, Andres Triay, Mary Walsh, Carter Yang

  • Investigative:

Bert Rudman, Phil Hirschkorn, Wendy Krantz, Michael Ray

  • News Editor:

Jerry Cipriano

  • Writers:

Joe Clines, Mary Alice Williams

  • Associate Producers:

Chloe Arensberg, Josh Gross, Brian Goldsmith, Patrick Kiker, Michelle M. Peltier, Jamie McGlinchy, Deborah Rubin

  • Coordinating Producer:

Melissa Smith

  • Associate Directors:

Scott Berger, Erin Hiner-Gee, Bob Rooney, Patty Smith, Jill Baker, Gail Barsky, Mark Farrington, Christopher George, Guya Patterson-Lloyd

  • Technical Directors:

William C. Phypers, Michael Carlucci, Jeff James,

  • Audio:

Rob Mabli, Tom Jimenez, Lee Solomon, Brian McGovern

  • Video:

Tom Crocker, Alan Schatz, Terry Wool

  • Electronic Graphics:

Ronald J. Riccardi, Michael Schussel

  • Electronic Still Store:

Mike Williams,

  • Studio Cameras:

Tyrone Jones, Dwight Brugo, Clarke Smith

  • Prompter:

Fred Rodriguez, Robyn Hartman, Robert Cauttero, Wade Karlquist,

  • Lighting Designer:

Lonnie Juli

  • Lighting Director:

James Brennan

  • Stage Manager:

Lindsley McGrath

  • Stage Crew:

John Abbruzzese, James J. Brennan, Cedric Fearrington,

  • Videotape:

Malcolm Barnard, Randell Benjamin, Brian Cunningham, Trustum C. DeVoe, Bob Enrione, Tome Ferrante, Dan Ferraro, Gayle Fitzpatrick, Bryan Hopkins, Russ Johnson, Lee Kaminski, jeff Laing, Terrence R. Leitz, Ted Lewandowski, Robert Liotta, Douglas Manley, Walter Matwichuk, Paul Mueller, Mitch Oppenheim, Joe Palumbo, Mary Peatman, Charles Pesch, Ed Petrovits, Ron Prophete, Robert Simmons, Jan Lynn Sokota, Al Stilson, Alvin Stiney, Stevan Strom, Gayle Sunderland, James Talluto, Lynn Valenti, Bill Weinstein, Todd Weiss, Jerry Wholstetter

  • Editors:

Craig Crawford, Joe Frandino, Bob Green, Catherine Landers, Walt Leiding, Mike Mayberry, Tom McEneny, Tom Micklas, Ed Petrovits,

  • Production Associates:

Remick Benice, Jack McCloy

  • Broadcast Manager:

Maureen A. Cashin

  • Broadcast Associates:

Ariel Bashi, Candice Leonard, Victoria Thompson, Michele A. Filgate

  • Production Support:

Yael Marwah, Alexa Hirschfeld, Bacchus Johnson, Lauren Mitchell

  • Graphic Artists:

David Abbate, Joan Johnson, Brian Lapreziosa, Philip Mirante, Geri Papiernick, Shelley Pritchett, David Rosen, Ned Steinberg, Jared Thaler

  • Creative Director:

Bob Peterson

  • Production Design:

Debra L. Bryant

  • Operations Manager:

John Michael Pelech

  • In Wash. Assoc. Dir.:

Clyde Miles, Mary Frances Sirianne, Sue Ann Staake, Mark White

  • In Wash. Editors:

Phil Gillespie, Dan Radovsky, Michael Faulkner, Rob Blache, Kimberlee Shaffir, Charlie Wilson

  • In Wash. Tech. Dir.:

Alan Cassell, David Patsel, Karen Saint-Rossy, John Fantacone

  • In Wash. Switcher:

Karen Saint-Rossy, Donald Morgan

  • In Wash. Audio:

Tom Albano, Frank Gilies

  • In Wash. Video:

Jerry Posey, Karen Saint-Rossy, David Patsel, Greg Shaffir

  • In L.A. Editors:

Gilbert LeVegue, Susan M. Ottalini, Maria Nicoletti, Frank Walters


Saturday Edition

  • Anchor:

Thalia Assuras,Kelly Wallace Thalia Assuras Thalia Assuras (born February 5, 1951) is a Canadian-born television journalist and news anchor of Greek descent who has worked for U.S. television networks since 1993. ...

  • Executive Producer:

Patricia Shevlin

  • Senior Producers:

Guy Campanile John Mondello

  • Producers:

Michael Teng, Erica Zolberg, Carrie Rabin, Chris Hulme, Bonney Kapp, Susan Rucci, Kristen Muller, Heather Abbott

  • Director:

Chip Colley


Sunday Edition

  • Anchor:

Russ Mitchell Russ Mitchell (born on March 25, 1960 in St. ...

  • Executive Producer:

Patricia Shevlin

  • Senior Producers:

Guy Campanile John Mondello

  • Producers:

Michael Teng, Erica Zolberg, Carrie Rabin, Chris Hulme, Bonney Kapp, Susan Rucci, Kristen Muller, Heather Abbott

  • Director:

Chip Colley


See also

CBS News is the news division of American television and radio network CBS. Its current president is Sean McManus who is also head of CBS Sports. ... World News with Charles Gibson (previously known as World News Tonight and often abbreviated as WNT) is an American television news program. ... NBC Nightly News is the flagship evening news program for NBC News and broadcasts from the GE Building, Rockefeller Center in New York City. ... The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer is an evening television news program broadcast weeknights on PBS in the United States. ...

References

  1. ^ Frank, Dennis (2006-03-02). Douglas Edwards Chronology. The Douglas Edwards Archives at St. Bonaventure University. St. Bonaventure University. Retrieved on 2007-09-09.
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  3. ^ a b c Auster, Albert. Columbia Broadcasting System. Retrieved on 2007-09-09.
  4. ^ Media Research Center (Producer). In 1998 Rather grilled Bush about Iran-Contra. URL accessed on 2007-09-09.
  5. ^ 'Courage'. ratherbiased.com (2003-12-23). Archived from the original on 2004-02-10.
  6. ^ Video clip of ACT UP demonstrators, via TVParty.com
  7. ^ MediaWeek article from April 26, 1997
  8. ^ NBC NEWS "TODAY" KATIE COURIC TRANSCRIPT (Transcript). Today. NBC (2006-04-05). Retrieved on 2007-09-09.
  9. ^ Winzenburg, Stephen (2006-04-09). Is Couric ready for prime-time TV news?. USA Today.
  10. ^ Davila, Florangela. "Can we take Katie Couric as a hard-news journalist?", The Seattle Times, 2006-04-07. Retrieved on 2007-09-09. 
  11. ^ CBS News Debuts 'freeSpeech' An Original Segment Of Opinion And Commentary. CBSNews.com (2006-09-06). Retrieved on 2007-09-09.
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  13. ^ Ververs, Vaughn (2006-10-03). Strong Commentary On School Violence But A Little Off Topic. Public Eye. CBS News.
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  16. ^ Shister, Gail (2007-04-22). CBS evening blues: Katie Couric hasn't redeemed the No. 3 newscast. Can she survive as anchor?. Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved on 2007-04-23.

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