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CBS This Morning
is a network televised television morning program on CBS. It is CBS's tenth attempt at a morning news program, and the second one to bear this name. The first CBS This Morning aired from 1987-1999. The show is considered a "hard" news program as opposed to the "soft" news that one sees on Today or Good Morning America . Its current hosts are Charlie Rose, Gayle King and Norah O'Donnell. The first CBS morning program, The Morning Show, debuted in 1954. Walter Cronkite was the host and it was similar to the Today show on rival NBC. Over the next decade it had numerous hosts and formats, The last incarnation before it became the show one sees today was The Early Show, which ran from 1999-2011.

The Early Show went back to a more informal, morning show format and had contributors like Martha Stewart and musical performances by popular singers like Susan Boyd. This led to the most competitive ratings the show had seen in years, however, they still remained in third place. In 2011, CBS news division head Jeff Fager announced that the new show would be a hard hitting look at news, with no silly banter, cooking segments, goofy weathermen or outdoor audiences. The new show premiered January 9, 2012. Although still ranking number three in the morning slot ratings, its serious, in depth news reporting has garnered it critical acclaim and a different demographic than its competitors at GMA and the Today show.
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  The CBS This Morning TV show no longer has a live studio audience, or any kind of interaction with the public. The show used to have both an inside and outside audience similar to GMA or The Today Show, but when it moved back into the news division both its location and format changed drastically. Now the show is located in a nondescript building on 57th Street. The target demographic for the show does not warrant the need for a studio audience, as it is focused on news. Both the Today Show and GMA aim for a younger, on the go target audience. CBS This Morning finds its viewers in the older, baby boomer generation, much more likely to be home and wanting to see serious news first thing in the morning. Although still in third place, this show is gaining ground on the other soft-news morning shows compared to the same time last year. Viewership is actually up as well as increase in its demographic. It also just recently reported its highest viewing audience in 11 years, which has been a steady climb after it went back to its roots in news. These types of shows are cyclical and it is expected that it will again, one day, become a frivolous morning TV show with celebrity gossip, lifestyle tips and moms with signs outside the window, but that is not currently possible with the tiny sidewalk at the new studio location.
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When Does This Show Tape?
This show tapes Monday to Saturday mornings from 7:00AM to 9:00AM.

How To Get To The Studio:
You can take the A, C, E or 1 subway trains to 59th Street Columbus Circle.
TV Studio Address:
CBS Television Network
524 W 57th Street
New York, NY 10019

Helpline: 212-975-4321
News: (800)-CH-2-NEWS
Show Transmission Time:
CBS This Morning airs at 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM Eastern Time.

Show Transmission Channel:
CBS This Morning Airs on Channel 2: The Columbian Broadcasting System.
Noteworthy Dates for CBS This Morning   barr brothers on CBS Saturday Morning
Noteworthy Dates for This TV Show:
1954- The Morning Show debuts as competition to GMA and The Today Show
1955- Show is cut by one hour to make room for Captain Kangaroo, a popular children's show
1965- Show moved from 10 am to 7 am to make room for revenue generating reruns of I Love Lucy
1979- Show becomes The Morning Show
1981- Show changes name to CBS Morning News
1983- In August, TMS overtakes Today for number two morning spot after Good Morning America for the first time
1986- After low ratings, CBS cancels the CBS Morning News, and removes CBS News as the morning slot producer
1987- New entertainment focused show, The Morning Show debuts
1999- The Early Show debuts
2012- Control returned to CBS News division, moves to new ""closed"" studio, change to serious news format and debut of CBS This Morning.
  Transfer To A Non-Studio Audience Format:
When the format of the show changed from a typical morning show, to its now hard hitting , and in depth news format, the inclusion or addition of a live studio audience seemed entirely out of place. Even when the show broadcasts interviews with noteworthy guests, many times the interview itself was taped at a different time and/or different location. During its previous incarnations though, there have been studio audiences who enjoyed watching live music performances, cooking, lifestyle and home improvements tips from contributors like Martha Stewart and Bob Vila.
Charlie Rose Peabody Award   Broadcast on Network Ten   Eyeopener segment on CBS This Morning
Critical Acclaim and Awards:
2014-Peabody Award- Charlie Rose
2014-Emmy Award (News & Documentary Category)
2013- Emmy Award (Outstanding Investigative Journalism in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast)
1991- Emmy Award (News & Documentary Category)
  Broadcast Down Under:
The show is broadcast in Australia on Network Ten, A CBS news and entertainment affiliate with a national weather map inserted during the slots allocated for local news. Just as in the US Market, the show competes with Good Morning America (Nine Network) and Today (Seven Network).
  Eye Opener Segment:
CBS plays on the CBS network nickname:
"The Eye Network" with its eye shaped logo. The show utilizes a 90 second video montage of newsworthy events of the past 24 hours aptly titled, The Eye Opener @8. Its tag line is, "Your world in 90 seconds."
Current hosts of CBS This Morning   Maria Shriver former host of The Early Show   The Early Show cast
Hosts - Present
Charlie Rose: 2012: - Present.
Award winning journalist and host of his long running interview show, the Charlie Rose Show on PBS

Norah O'Donnell: 2012 - Present.
Former CBS news Chief White House Correspondent

Gayle King: 2012 - Present.
Best friend to Oprah Winfrey, former television news reporter and host of her own Sirius Radio and short lived television show, The Gayle King Show"
  Hosts - Past:
Since its creation in 1954 and its ten different formats, the show has been hosted by many famous television personalities and journalists.

Some of these famous people include:
Walter Cronkite
Jack Parr
Will Rogers Jr
Mike Wallace
Leslie Stahl
Charles Kuralt
Maria Shriver
Forrest Sawyer and Bryant Gumbel, just to name a few.
  This is CBS's Tenth Attempt at a morning program:
This is CBS's tenth attempt at an early morning network show. Its prior attempts are as follows:

The Morning Show 1954-1956
Good Morning! with Will Rogers, Jr. 1956-1957
The Morning Show 1957-1963
The CBS Morning News 1963-1979
Morning 1979-1982
The CBS Morning News 1982-1987
The Morning Program 1987
CBS This Morning 1987-1999
The Early Show 1999-2011
CBS This Morning 2012- Present
GM Building former CBS location   No weather segment on CBS This Morning   Vinita Nair and Anthony Mason CBS Saturday Morning anchors
The Move From Prestigious GM Plaza To The West 57th Street Backwater:
Before its change to the more serious news format, CTM, then known as The Early Show was broadcast from the first floor television studio at the General Motors Building. This location had a great outdoor plaza, which was home to FAO Schwartz, the Apple Store and was across the street from the Plaza Hotel and Central Park. The plaza was always filled with tourists and locals alike, hoping to be seen as part of The Early Show audience.

With the new format, the show moved to a windowless studio on a nondescript part of West 57th street. Even if the show wanted to have a live outdoor studio audience, they would be reduced to standing on the sidewalk or blocking 57th street, not quite the same atmosphere of Today's Rockefeller Plaza, GMA's Times Square, or The Early Show's previous location.
  Only Morning Show without dedicated Weather Segment:
Unlike its competitors, Good Morning America and Today, CBS This Morning does not have a dedicated weather segment or weather anchor. However, during the broadcast local CBS Affiliates are allotted time to insert their local forecasts.

For those smaller stations without local news, a national weather map or list of nationwide city forecasts are provided.

In the event of a major weather news story, such as a hurricane or blizzard, CBS uses meteorologists from the local TV stations that they own mainly WBBM-TV in Chicago or WCBS-TV in New York. Storms in other locations have been troublesome, as the show has no coverage.
  Saturday Edition:
The Saturday edition premiered on 2012 and is broadcast from 7:00-9:00 am Eastern Standard Time. The current hosts for this version of the show are Vinita Nair and Anthony Mason. Although more focused on the news for the first hour, the show resembles other soft-news morning shows for the second hour.

A sofa is moved in and the hosts introduce musical performers and cooking segments as well as other fluffy news.

On Sunday, CBS News Sunday Morning is aired, where it has been a popular, high rated show since its debut in 1979. Although not produced by CBS This Morning, its format follows one of its failed predecessors, the CBS Morning News.
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New Tag line, New Viewers, and an ever increasing West Coast Audience:
With the creation of its new format and a return focus on hard news, CBS also created a new tag line. "The news is back in the morning" The tag line seems to working well for the re-imagined show. Among the three morning shows, CBS This Morning has been the only one to see a steady increase in viewership.

The show also scores big marks in the West Coast Market as they are the only show that makes it a habit to provide up to date information, when available, to its west coast audiences. Both Today and GMA, will only update with new information when they consider it a big story and unless it is wildfires or earthquakes, they do not usually cover it.

In keeping information fresh for its West Coast viewers, CBS This Morning has managed to take viewership away from both the local morning shows and those who would normally watch Today or GMA and who were not pleased with seeing news that was three hours or even more stale than that.
  Famous Interviews:
As part of its focus on serious news stories, while Today and GMA interviews pop stars like Taylor Swift or people made famous for a funny YouTube video, CTM chooses to focus on world leaders and other newsworthy figures. They do not interview a celebrity solely due to their celebrity status, unless there is value to the story involved, they will pass on the interview. Some of the past interviewees have included Michelle Obama, Caroline Kennedy, Jeff Kyle (brother of real life American Sniper, Chris Kyle), Glenn Close (on the hidden history of mental illness in her family), Michio Kaku- world famous physicist, and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad ( for which Charlie Rose won a Peabody Award)
CBS This Morning staff   CBS This Morning Staff Continued   CBS This Morning Genre
Randi Clarke Lennon

Executive Producer:
Chris Licht

Senior Producers:
Rachel M. Weintraub
Ryan Kadro

Jill Jackson
Alexandra Gleysteen
Mosheh Oinounou
  Staff and Creative Team:

Series Music:
Joel Beckerman

Film Editor:
Carl Amoscato

Camera Operator:
Rob Massey

Columbia Broadcasting System
CBS This Morning is now a hard-news TV show, that came from a soft-news morning show lifestyle format. The TV show industry is cyclical and this show has been through many cycles between lifestyle and news formats over the years. As ratings drop in one format, the producers switch to other format and ratings will rise again, until the next cycle downturn.

Show Taping Duration:
The show airs live for two hours (7AM to 9AM) Mondays to Saturday mornings.

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Parking For This TV Studio
The closest parking garages to the CBS Television Studio are located at:
MPG Worthy Parking
511 W 55th Street
New York, NY 10019
ICON Effective Parking
435 W 57th Street
New York, NY 10019
The closest parking is not always the best as it often takes longer to park and retrieve your vehicle as fellow TV show patrons have the same idea. A better choice of parking may be the second choice or further away by a couple of Avenues.