CBS News

CBS News is the news division of American television and radio service CBS. CBS News' broadcasts include the CBS Evening News, CBS This Morning, news magazine programs CBS Sunday Morning, 60 Minutes and 48 Hours, and Sunday morning political affairs program Face the Nation. CBS News Radio produces hourly newscasts for hundreds of radio stations, and also oversees CBS News podcasts like The Takeout Podcast. CBS News also operates a 24-hour digital news network called CBSN.

The president of CBS News is David Rhodes.[1] On January 6, 2019, Susan Zirinsky was named President of CBS News, replacing David Rhodes.[2][3] Rhodes will be leaving on March 1, 2019, and "will step down as president of CBS News amid falling ratings and the fallout from revelations from an investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against CBS News figures, Rhodes and the CBS network said."[4] Zirinsky will become the first female President of CBS News.[5][6]

CBS News
CBS News logo
Division ofCBS Broadcasting
Key peopleJoseph Ianniello (Acting President and CEO, CBS Corporation)
David Rhodes (President of CBS News)
FoundedSeptember 18, 1927
HeadquartersCBS Broadcast Center
530 West 57th Street
New York, NY 10019
U.S.
Area servedWorldwide
Broadcast programsCBS Evening News
CBS This Morning
48 Hours
60 Minutes
CBS News Sunday Morning
Face the Nation
CBS News Radio
ParentCBS Corporation
Websitecbsnews.com
Streaming News NetworkCBSN

History

In 1929, the Columbia Broadcasting System began making regular radio news broadcasts—five-minute summaries taken from reports from the United Press, one of the three wire services that supplied newspapers with national and international news. In December 1930 CBS chief William S. Paley hired journalist Paul W. White away from United Press as CBS's news editor. Paley put the radio network's news operation at the same level as entertainment, and authorized White to interrupt programming if events warranted. Along with other networks, CBS chafed at the breaking news embargo imposed upon radio by the wire services, which prevented them from using bulletins until they first appeared in print. CBS disregarded an embargo when it broke the story of the Lindbergh kidnapping in 1932, using live on-the-air reporting. Radio networks scooped print outlets with news of the 1932 presidential election.[7]:485–486

In March 1933, White was named vice president and general manager in charge of news at CBS.[8] As the first head of CBS News, he began to build an organization that soon established a legendary reputation.[7]:486

In 1935, White hired Edward R. Murrow, and sent him to London in 1937 to run CBS Radio's European operation.[7]:486 White led a staff that would come to include Charles Collingwood, William L. Shirer, Eric Sevareid,[9] Bill Downs, John Charles Daly, Joseph C. Harsch[7]:501 Cecil Brown, Elmer Davis, Quincy Howe, H. V. Kaltenborn, Robert Trout,[10] and Lewis Shollenberger.[11]

"CBS was getting its ducks in a row for the biggest news story in history, World War II", wrote radio historian John Dunning.[7]:487

Television

Upon becoming commercial station WCBW (channel 2, now WCBS-TV) in 1941, the pioneer CBS television station in New York City broadcast two daily news programs, at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. weekdays, anchored by Richard Hubbell. Most of the newscasts featured Hubbell reading a script with only occasional cutaways to a map or still photograph. When Pearl Harbor was bombed on December 7, 1941, WCBW (which was usually off the air on Sunday to give the engineers a day off), took to the air at 8:45 p.m. with an extensive special report. The national emergency even broke down the unspoken wall between CBS radio and television. WCBW executives convinced radio announcers and experts such as George Fielding Elliot and Linton Wells to come down to the Grand Central studios during the evening and give information and commentary on the attack. The WCBW special report that night lasted less than 90 minutes. But that special broadcast pushed the limits of live television in 1941 and opened up new possibilities for future broadcasts. As CBS wrote in a special report to the FCC, the unscheduled live news broadcast on December 7 "was unquestionably the most stimulating challenge and marked the greatest advance of any single problem faced up to that time."

Additional newscasts were scheduled in the early days of the war. In May 1942, WCBW (like almost all television stations) sharply cut back its live program schedule and the newscasts were canceled, since the station temporarily suspended studio operations, resorting exclusively to the occasional broadcast of films. This was primarily because much of the staff had either joined the service or were redeployed to war related technical research, and to prolong the life of the early, unstable cameras which were now impossible to repair due to the wartime lack of parts.

Douglas Edwards With the News CBS 1952
Douglas Edwards on the CBS news set in 1952.

In May 1944, as the war began to turn in favor of the Allies, WCBW reopened the studios and the newscasts returned, briefly anchored by Ned Calmer, and then by Everett Holles.[12] After the war, expanded news programs appeared on the WCBW schedule – whose call letters were changed to WCBS-TV in 1946 – first anchored by Milo Boulton, and later by Douglas Edwards. On May 3, 1948, Edwards began anchoring CBS Television News, a regular 15-minute nightly newscast on the CBS television network, including WCBS-TV. It aired every weeknight at 7:30 p.m., and was the first regularly scheduled, network television news program featuring an anchor (the nightly Lowell Thomas NBC radio network newscast was simulcast on television locally on NBC's WNBT—now WNBC—for a time in the early 1940s and the previously mentioned Richard Hubbell, Ned Calmer, Everett Holles and Milo Boulton on WCBW in the early and mid-1940s, but these were local television broadcasts seen only in New York City). NBC's offering at the time, NBC Television Newsreel (which premiered in February 1948), was simply film footage with voice narration.

In 1950, the name of the nightly newscast was changed to Douglas Edwards with the News, and the following year, it became the first news program to be broadcast on both coasts, thanks to a new coaxial cable connection, prompting Edwards to use the greeting "Good evening everyone, coast to coast." The broadcast was renamed the CBS Evening News when Walter Cronkite replaced Edwards in 1962.[13] Edwards remained with CBS News with various daytime television newscasts and radio news broadcasts until his retirement on April 1, 1988.

Broadcast history

The information on programs listed in this section came directly from CBS News in interviews with the Vice President of Communications and NewsWatch Dallas.

According to the CBS News Library and source Sandy Genelius (Vice President, CBS News Communications), the "CBS Evening News" was the program title for both Saturday and Sunday evening broadcasts. The program title for the Sunday late night news beginning in 1963 was the "CBS Sunday Night News". These titles were also seen on the intro slide of the program's opening. The program airs on Saturday, and Sunday nights at 7:00 - 7:30PM UTC (Eastern Time) on CBS.

CBS News Bulletin 1963
CBS News Bulletin covering the assassination of John F. Kennedy.

Current CBS News broadcasts

Prime time/evening news program history

Morning news program history

Late night/early morning program history

CBSN

CBSN is a 24-hour streaming news channel available from the CBS News website and launched on November, 4th 2014. The channel feature live news from 9 am to midnight on weekdays. The channel makes all of the resources of CBS News available directly on digital platforms with live, anchored coverage 15 hours each week. It is a first for a U.S. 24-hour news channel to forgo cable and be available exclusively only on line and on smart devices such as smart TV's Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire and others.[15] The Channel is based at CBS's New York City headquarters.

CBS Newspath

CBS Newspath is CBS News' satellite news-gathering service (similar to CNN Newsource). Newspath provides national hard news, sports highlights, regional spot news, features and live coverage of major breaking news events for affiliate stations to use in their local news broadcasts. The service has a team of domestic and global correspondents and freelance reporters dedicated to reporting for affiliates, and offers several different national or international stories fronted by reporters on a daily basis. CBS Newspath also relies heavily on local affiliates sharing content. Stations will often contribute locally obtained footage that may be of national interest. It replaced a similar service, CBS News NewsNet.

Network News Service (NNS) is a pioneering news organization formed by ABC NewsOne, CBS Newspath and Fox NewsEdge. Launched in June 2000, its subscriber list already includes more than 500 ABC, CBS and Fox affiliates throughout the United States. The three news distributors created NNS to cost-effectively pool resources for developing and delivering second tier news stories and b-roll footage. The goal was to realize cost savings in the creation and distribution of these news images, while news organizations and member television stations continued to independently develop and deliver their own signature coverage of top news stories.

CBS News Radio

The branch of CBS News that produces newscasts and features to radio stations is CBS News Radio. The radio network is the oldest unit of CBS and traced its roots to the company's founding in 1927, and the news division took shape over the decade that followed. The list of CBS News correspondents (below) includes those reporting on CBS News Radio.

CBS News Radio produces the oldest daily news show on radio or television, the CBS World News Roundup, which first aired in 1938 and celebrates its 80th anniversary in 2018. The World News Roundup airs twice every weekday: a morning edition is anchored by Steve Kathan and produced by Paul Farry, while a "late edition" is anchored by Dave Barrett and produced by James Hutton. The evening Roundup, previously known as The World Tonight, has aired in its current form since 1956 and has been anchored by Blair Clark, Douglas Edwards, Dallas Townsend and Christopher Glenn (Glenn also anchored the morning Roundup before his death in 2006).

The CBS Radio Network provides newscasts at the top of the hour, regular updates at :31 minutes past the hour, the popular Newsfeeds for affiliates (including WCBS and KYW) at :35 minutes past the hour, and breaking news updates when developments warrant, often at :20 and :50 minutes past the hour. Skyview Networks handles the distribution.

Bureaus and offices

Domestic bureaus

Foreign bureaus

Personnel

Current correspondents

New York World Headquarters

Washington, D.C.

  • Errol Barnett - Correspondent
  • Rita Braver - Senior Correspondent, CBS Sunday Morning (1972–present)
  • Margaret Brennan - State Department Correspondent; Anchor, Face the Nation (2012-present)
  • Nancy Cordes - Chief Congressional Correspondent (2007–present)
  • Jan Crawford - Chief Legal Correspondent (2005-2006; 2009–present)
  • Major Garrett - Chief White House Correspondent (2011–present)
  • Julianna Goldman - Correspondent
  • David Martin - National Security Correspondent (1983-present)
  • Ed O'Keefe - Political Correspondent
  • Jeff Pegues - Justice and Homeland Security Correspondent (2013–present)
  • Chip Reid - National Correspondent
  • Paula Reid - Correspondent
  • Susan Spencer - Correspondent, 48 Hours and CBS Sunday Morning (1977–present)
  • Kris Van Cleave - Transportation Correspondent

Los Angeles

  • Lee Cowan - National Correspondent (1996-2007; 2013–present)
  • Carter Evans - Correspondent
  • Jamie Yuccas
  • Mireya Villarreal

London

Denver

Chicago

  • Adrianna Diaz - National Correspondent
  • Dean Reynolds - Correspondent (2007–present)

San Francisco

  • John Blackstone - Correspondent

Atlanta

  • Mark Strassmann - Correspondent

Miami

  • Manuel Bojorquez - Correspondent

Dallas

  • Omar Villafranca - Correspondent

Rome

Beijing

  • Ben Tracy - Foreign correspondent (2008–present)

Johannesburg

Istanbul

Contributors

CBS Newspath

  • Nikki Battiste - Correspondent (based in New York)
  • Kenneth Craig - Correspondent (based in New York)
  • Meg Oliver - Correspondent (based in New York)
  • Hena Doba - Correspondent (based in New York)
  • Diane King Hall - MoneyWatch Correspondent
  • Danielle Nottingham - Correspondent (based in Los Angeles)
  • Chris Martinez - Correspondent (based in Los Angeles)
  • Weijia Jiang - Correspondent (based in Washington, DC)
  • Mola Lenghi - Correspondent (based in Washington, DC)
  • Roxana Saberi - Correspondent (based in London)

CBS News Radio

  • Pam Coulter - CBS News Radio correspondent
  • Steve Dorsey - CBS News Radio Executive Editor, host of the CBS News Weekend Roundup
  • Cami McCormick - CBS News Radio national security and foreign affairs correspondent
  • Steven Portnoy - CBS News Radio White House correspondent
  • Bill Rehkopf - CBS News Radio correspondent

Past correspondents

+ - deceased

Presidents of CBS News

Reporting Partnerships

In 2017, CBS News entered into a content-sharing agreement with BBC News, respectively replacing similar arrangements with the BBC and ABC News, and CBS and Sky News (which is partially controlled by 21st Century Fox until 2018 when ownership was then transferred to Comcast). The partnership includes the ability to share resources, footage, and reports, and conduct "efficient planning of news gathering resources to increase the content of each broadcaster's coverage of world events". And although they don't have an official partnership, CNN and CBS News share reporters such as Bianna Golodryga and Anderson Cooper.[16]

See also

References

  1. ^ "CBS News Bios". CBS News. Retrieved May 1, 2013.
  2. ^ Flint, Joe (January 6, 2019). "CBS News Names Susan Zirinsky as Its First Female President". wsj.com. Retrieved January 7, 2019.
  3. ^ DeMarche, Edmund (January 7, 2019). "CBS names Susan Zirinsky to lead news division, will replace David Rhodes: reports". foxnews.com. Retrieved January 7, 2019.
  4. ^ Johnson, Alex (January 6, 2019). "David Rhodes leaving as head of scandal-scarred CBS News". nbcnews.com. Retrieved January 7, 2019.
  5. ^ Snider, Mike (January 7, 2019). "Susan Zirinsky named first woman to lead CBS News as David Rhodes departs". usatoday.com. Retrieved January 7, 2019.
  6. ^ Farzan, Antonia Noori (January 7, 2019). "After being rocked by sexual misconduct allegations, CBS News names its first female president". washingtonpost.com. Retrieved January 7, 2019.
  7. ^ a b c d e Dunning, John, On the Air: The Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio. New York: Oxford University Press, Inc., 1998 ISBN 978-0-19-507678-3 hardcover; revised edition of Tune In Yesterday (1976)
  8. ^ "News on the Air dustjacket". NYPL Digital Gallery. Retrieved 2014-05-25.
  9. ^ "Dan Rather Accepting the Paul White Award". Archived from the original on 2007-08-06. Retrieved 2007-08-06.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link), Radio Television Digital News Association Conference & Exhibition, September 20, 1997. Retrieved 2014-05-25.
  10. ^ "Paul White Dies; Radio Newsman". The New York Times, July 10, 1955.
  11. ^ "Lewis W. Shollenberger Dies". Washington Post. Washington, D.C. March 18, 1994. Retrieved April 26, 2017.
  12. ^ "Everett Holles 1944 WCBW Newscast". Retrieved 6 January 2018.
  13. ^ "The Origins Of Television News In America" by Mike Conway. Chapter: "The Birth of CBS-TV News: Columbia's Ambitious Experiment at the Advent of U.S. Commercial Television". (Peter Lang Publishing, New York NY).
  14. ^ "'48 Hours' Kicks Off Its 25th Full Season With a Fresh New Line-Up of Crime and Justice Stories that Make a Difference". 19 September 2012. Retrieved 6 January 2018.
  15. ^ "CBSN: About the streaming network". Retrieved 6 January 2018.
  16. ^ "CBS News, BBC Strike Content Sharing Partnership". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2017-07-13.

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48 Hours (TV program)

48 Hours is an American documentary/news magazine television program broadcast on CBS. The program has been broadcast on the network since January 19, 1988. The program airs Saturdays at 10:00 p.m. Eastern and Pacific Time, as part of the network's placeholder Crimetime Saturday block; as such, it is currently one of only two remaining first-run prime time programs (excluding sports) airing Saturday nights on the major U.S. broadcast television networks (along with Univision's Sabadazo). The program sometimes airs two-hour editions or two consecutive one-hour editions, depending on the subject involved or to serve as counterprogramming against other networks. Judy Tygard was named senior executive producer in January 2019, replacing Susan Zirinsky, who served as executive producer since 1996 until her early 2019 appointment as president of CBS News.

Reruns of 48 Hours are regularly broadcast on Investigation Discovery, the Oprah Winfrey Network and TLC as part of their daytime and/or weekend schedules, with varying titles based on the edition's subject matter (such as 48 Hours Hard Evidence, 48 Hours Investigates (a title that has also been used for the CBS broadcasts), 48 Hours on OWN or 48 Hours on ID).

60 Minutes

60 Minutes is an American news magazine and television program that is broadcast on the CBS television network. Debuting in 1968, the program was created by Don Hewitt, who chose to set it apart from other news programs by using a unique style of reporter-centered investigation. In 2002, 60 Minutes was ranked at No. 6 on TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time and in 2013, it was ranked #24 on TV Guide's 60 Best Series of All Time. The New York Times has called it "one of the most esteemed news magazines on American television".Season 50 debuted on September 24, 2017. It has been renewed for a record 51st.

CBSN

CBSN is a streaming video news channel operated by the CBS News and CBS Interactive divisions of CBS Corporation which launched on November 6, 2014. CBSN was designed primarily as a digital-oriented service; CBSN is distributed solely through the cbsnews.com website, mobile apps, and via apps for digital media player devices such as Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Roku, rather than traditional platforms such as television, broadcast or otherwise. Since September 21, 2015, some CBSN segments are repurposed on the CBS broadcast network itself as part of CBS Overnight News.

The ad-supported service primarily features content from CBS News along with other CBS-owned properties, hosted throughout much of the day by various CBS News personalities, along with coverage of live events and breaking news. The feed also serves as a timeshift channel carrying some of CBS News's on-air programming on a short delay. The service is designed primarily to appeal to a younger audience, providing a format that allows viewers to watch CBSN as a live, linear stream, or to watch segments of its programming on-demand.

CBS Evening News

CBS Evening News (titled as CBS Evening News with Jeff Glor for its weeknight broadcasts since December 4, 2017 and simply CBS Weekend News for its weekend broadcasts) is the flagship evening television news program of CBS News, the news division of the CBS television network in the United States. The “CBS Evening News” is a daily evening broadcast featuring news reports, feature stories and interviews by CBS News correspondents and reporters covering events across world. The program has been broadcast since May 3, 1948 under the original title CBS Television News, eventually adopting its current title in 1963. The program is anchored by Jeff Glor. Previous anchors have included Douglas Edwards, Walter Cronkite, Dan Rather, Connie Chung, Bob Schieffer, Katie Couric, Scott Pelley, and Anthony Mason.

Weekend editions of the CBS Evening News weekends began in February 1966. On May 2, 2016, CBS announced that the weekend editions would be rebranded, effective May 7, as the CBS Weekend News, with Elaine Quijano Sundays.

The weekday edition of the CBS Evening News airs live at 6:30pm in the Eastern and 5:30pm in the Central Time Zones, and is tape delayed for the Mountain Time Zone. A separate "Western Edition", featuring updated segments to provide coverage of breaking news stories, airs pre-recorded at 5:30pm in the Pacific Time Zone and on tape delay in the Alaska and Hawaii–Aleutian Time Zones.As of June 2018, the newscast, once a ratings juggernaut, has been consistently in third place among the evening newscasts of the "Big Three" networks.

CBS MoneyWatch

CBS MoneyWatch, a division of CBS News and property of CBS Interactive, is a personal finance website that provides advice on retirement, investing, money, work and real estate. Launched in April 2009, the site was originally an extension of BNET.com, formerly known as the CBS Interactive Business Network. In November 2011, BNET and CBS MoneyWatch merged and migrated to the CBSNews.com platform. The executive editor of CBS MoneyWatch is Glenn Coleman.

CBS MoneyWatch offers original feature stories, unique daily commentary, original videos, and daily business and financial news.

The MoneyWatch name comes from a long-running series of business-oriented segments on the CBS Evening News.

CBS News Radio

CBS News Radio, formerly known as CBS Radio News and historically known as the CBS Radio Network, provides news to more than 1,000 radio stations throughout the United States. The network is owned by CBS Corporation; it is the last of the three original national U.S. radio networks (CBS, NBC Radio Network and Mutual) still owned by its parent company, even as CBS has sold off its own radio company in 2017.

CBS News Radio is one of the two national news services distributed by Skyview Networks, which distributes national news, talk, music and special event programs, in addition to local news, weather, video news and other information to radio and television stations, as well as traffic reporting services.

CBS News Sunday Morning

CBS News Sunday Morning is an American newsmagazine television program that has aired on CBS since January 28, 1979. Created by Robert Northshield and original host Charles Kuralt, the 90-minute program currently airs Sundays from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. Eastern, Pacific Time from 7:00 to 8:30 a.m. and 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. in all other time zones (live in the Eastern and Central time zones, and on tape delay elsewhere). Since October 9, 2016, the show has been hosted by Jane Pauley, who also hosts news segments, after the retirement of long-term host Charles Osgood. Osgood was the host for twenty-two years (and is the program's longest-serving host), taking over from Kuralt on April 10, 1994.

CBS Overnight News

CBS Overnight News is an American overnight television news program that is broadcast on CBS during the early morning hours each Monday through Friday. The program maintains a hard news format, incorporating national, international and business news headlines; feature reports; interviews; national weather forecasts; sports highlights; and commentary. CBS has carried an overnight news block since 1982; it was known as CBS News Nightwatch until 1992 and then Up to the Minute until September 18, 2015.

CBS Overnight News draws from the full resources of CBS News, including the CBS Evening News, CBS This Morning, Newspath, owned-and-operated stations and affiliates of the television network and APTN. It also featured rebroadcasts of selected stories from CBS News Sunday Morning, 48 Hours, 60 Minutes and Face the Nation.

CBS This Morning

CBS This Morning is an American morning television program that is broadcast on CBS. The program, which shares its title with a more traditionally formatted morning program that aired on the network from 1987 to 1999, airs Monday through Saturday. It airs live from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m. in the Eastern Time Zone. On weekdays, it airs on tape-delay in the Central and Mountain Time Zones; stations in the Pacific Time Zone receive an updated feed with a specialized opening and updated live reports. Stations outside the Eastern Time Zone carry the Saturday broadcast at varied times. It is the tenth distinct morning news-features program format that CBS has aired since 1954, having replaced The Early Show on January 9, 2012.

The program emphasizes general national and international news stories and in-depth reports throughout each edition, although it also includes live in-studio and pre-taped interviews. The format was chosen as an alternative to the soft news and lifestyle-driven formats of competitors Today and Good Morning America following the first hour or half-hour of those broadcasts, in an attempt to give the program a competitive edge with its hard news format. (CBS has historically placed third in the ratings among the network morning shows.)

Charlie Rose

Charles Peete Rose Jr. (born January 5, 1942) is an American television journalist and former talk show host. From 1991 to 2017, he was the host and executive producer of the talk show Charlie Rose on PBS and Bloomberg LP.

Rose also co-anchored CBS This Morning from 2012 to 2017. Rose formerly substituted for the anchor of the CBS Evening News. Rose, along with Lara Logan, hosted the revived CBS classic Person to Person, a news program during which celebrities are interviewed in their homes, originally hosted from 1953 to 1961 by Edward R. Murrow.In November 2017, Rose's employment at CBS was terminated, and his eponymous show Charlie Rose on PBS was cancelled the day after The Washington Post published in-house allegations of sexual harassment.

Dan Rather

Dan Irvin Rather Jr. (; born October 31, 1931) is an American journalist. Rather began his career in Texas and was on the scene of the Kennedy assassination in Dallas in 1963. His reporting elevated his position in CBS News, where he was White House correspondent beginning in 1964. He served as foreign correspondent in London and Vietnam over the next two years before returning to the White House correspondent position, covering the Nixon presidency, including the trip to China, Watergate scandal and ultimate resignation.

When Walter Cronkite retired in 1981, Rather was promoted to news anchor for the CBS Evening News, a role he occupied for 24 years. Along with Peter Jennings at ABC News and Tom Brokaw at NBC News, Rather was one of the "Big Three" nightly news anchors in the U.S. from the 1980s through the early 2000s. He also frequently contributed to CBS's weekly news magazine 60 Minutes. Within a year of Brokaw's retirement and Jennings' death, Rather also left the anchor desk in 2005 following a controversy in which he presented unauthenticated documents in a news report on President George W. Bush's Vietnam-era service in the National Guard. After his departure from CBS Evening News, he continued to work with CBS until 2006.

After leaving CBS News, he was hired by the cable channel AXS TV (then called HDNet), where he hosted Dan Rather Reports, a 60 Minutes-style investigative news program, until 2013. He also hosts several other projects for AXS TV, including Dan Rather Presents, which does in-depth reporting on broad topics such as mental health care or adoption, and The Big Interview with Dan Rather, which features Rather conducting long-form interviews with musicians and entertainers. In January, 2018 he began hosting an online newscast called The News with Dan Rather on The Young Turks YouTube channel.

Face the Nation

Face the Nation is a weekly news and morning public affairs program airing Sundays on the CBS radio and television network. Created by Frank Stanton in 1954, Face the Nation is one of the longest-running news programs in the history of television.

Typically, the program features interviews with prominent American officials, politicians and authors, followed by analysis from a panel of journalists. Margaret Brennan is the current moderator of Face the Nation, though former host John Dickerson has substituted during Brennan's maternity leave.The show's full hour broadcasts live from the CBS News Washington, D.C., bureau at 10:30 a.m. Eastern Time, though some stations delay or abbreviate episodes to accommodate local and sports programming.In 2017, Face the Nation's audience was the largest of all Sunday public affairs programs, with an average of 3.538 million viewers. NBC competitor Meet the Press has closely competed for the title in 2018, besting Face the Nation's audience for several months.

Gayle King

Gayle King (born December 28, 1954) is an American television personality, journalist, and author, who is co-anchor of the CBS News morning show CBS This Morning, a position she has held since its debut in 2012. She is also an editor-at-large for O, The Oprah Magazine.

Katie Couric

Katherine Anne Couric ( KURR-ik; born January 7, 1957) is an American journalist and author. She recently served as Yahoo! Global News Anchor. Couric has been a television host on all Big Three television networks in the United States, and in her early career was an Assignment Editor for CNN. She worked for NBC News from 1989 to 2006, CBS News from 2006 to 2011, and ABC News from 2011 to 2014. In addition to her television news roles, she hosted Katie, a syndicated daytime talk show produced by Disney–ABC Domestic Television from September 10, 2012, to June 9, 2014. Some of her most important notable roles include co-host of Today, anchor of the CBS Evening News, and correspondent for 60 Minutes. She also reported for nearly every television news broadcast across ABC, CBS and NBC. Couric's 2011 book, The Best Advice I Ever Got: Lessons from Extraordinary Lives, was a New York Times best-seller. In 2004, Couric earned induction into the Television Hall of Fame.

Killian documents controversy

The Killian documents controversy (also referred to as Memogate or Rathergate) involved six purported documents critical of U.S. President George W. Bush's service in the Texas Air National Guard in 1972–73. Four of these documents were presented as authentic in a 60 Minutes II broadcast aired by CBS on September 8, 2004, less than two months before the 2004 presidential election, but it was later found that CBS had failed to authenticate the documents. Subsequently, several typewriter and typography experts concluded the documents were forgeries. No forensic document examiners or typography experts have authenticated the documents, and this may not be technically possible without the original documents. The purveyor of the documents, Lt. Col. Bill Burkett, claims to have burned the originals after faxing copies to CBS.CBS News producer Mary Mapes obtained the copied documents from Burkett, a former officer in the Texas Army National Guard, while pursuing a story about the George W. Bush military service controversy. The papers, purportedly made by Bush's commander, the late Lieutenant Colonel Jerry B. Killian, included criticisms of Bush's service in the Guard during the 1970s. In the 60 Minutes segment, anchor Dan Rather stated: "We are told [the documents] were taken from Lieutenant Colonel Killian's personal files" and incorrectly asserted that "the material" had been authenticated by experts retained by CBS.The authenticity of the documents was challenged within hours on Internet forums and blogs, with questions initially focused on alleged anachronisms in the documents' typography. Content soon spread to the mass media. Although CBS and Rather defended the authenticity and usage of the documents for a two-week period, continued scrutiny from other news organizations and independent analysis of the documents obtained by USA Today and CBS raised questions about their validity and led to a public repudiation on September 20, 2004. Rather stated, "if I knew then what I know now – I would not have gone ahead with the story as it was aired, and I certainly would not have used the documents in question," and CBS News President Andrew Heyward said, "Based on what we now know, CBS News cannot prove that the documents are authentic, which is the only acceptable journalistic standard to justify using them in the report. We should not have used them. That was a mistake, which we deeply regret."Several months later, a CBS-appointed panel led by Dick Thornburgh and Louis Boccardi criticized both the initial CBS news segment and CBS' "strident defense" during the aftermath. CBS fired producer Mary Mapes, several senior news executives were asked to resign, and CBS apologized to viewers. "The panel has not been able to conclude with absolute certainly whether the Killian documents are authentic," but concluded that the producers had failed to authenticate them, and cited "substantial questions regarding the authenticity of the Killian documents."

The story of the controversy was dramatized in the 2015 film Truth, starring Robert Redford as Dan Rather and Cate Blanchett as Mary Mapes and directed by James Vanderbilt. It is based on Mapes' memoir Truth and Duty: The Press, the President, and the Privilege of Power. The film was, however, not approved by former CBS President and CEO Leslie Moonves. CBS refused to air advertisements for the film and a longtime CBS spokesman stated that "there are ... too many distortions, evasions and baseless conspiracy theories" [in the movie].

MarketWatch

MarketWatch is a financial information website that provides business news, analysis, and stock market data. It is a subsidiary of Dow Jones & Company, a property of News Corp, which also owns The Wall Street Journal and Barron's.

The publication reported it hit a record 33.3 million unique visitors in February 2018. The previous record was 27 million unique visitors in one month. As recently as January 2016, it had 23.3 million unique visitors, which was then a record. It has been honored several times as a top large business-focused website by Editor & Publisher, Media Week, the Society of American Business Editors and Writers, and other publications and organizations.The company operates BigCharts.com and the stock market simulation site VirtualStockExchange.com. The publication's OCLC number is 56914924.

Paula Zahn

Paula Ann Zahn (; born February 24, 1956) is an American journalist and newscaster who has been an anchor at ABC News, CBS News, Fox News, and CNN. She currently produces and hosts the true crime documentary series On the Case with Paula Zahn on the Investigation Discovery channel.

Sharyl Attkisson

Sharyl Attkisson (born January 26, 1961) is an American author and host of Full Measure with Sharyl Attkisson on television stations operated by the conservative media company Sinclair Broadcast Group. She was formerly an investigative correspondent in the Washington bureau for CBS News. She had also substituted as anchor for the CBS Evening News.

She resigned from CBS News on March 10, 2014, after 21 years with the network. She subsequently authored the book Stonewalled, in which she alleged that CBS News failed to give sufficient coverage of Obama controversies, such as the 2012 Benghazi attack.

Walter Cronkite

Walter Leland Cronkite Jr. (November 4, 1916 – July 17, 2009) was an American broadcast journalist who served as anchorman for the CBS Evening News for 19 years (1962–1981). During the heyday of CBS News in the 1960s and 1970s, he was often cited as "the most trusted man in America" after being so named in an opinion poll.He reported many events from 1937 to 1981, including bombings in World War II; the Nuremberg trials; combat in the Vietnam War; the Dawson's Field hijackings; Watergate; the Iran Hostage Crisis; and the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy, civil rights pioneer Martin Luther King Jr., and Beatles musician John Lennon.

He was also known for his extensive coverage of the U.S. space program, from Project Mercury to the Moon landings to the Space Shuttle. He was the only non-NASA recipient of an Ambassador of Exploration award.Cronkite is well known for his departing catchphrase, "And that's the way it is," followed by the date of the broadcast.

The people of CBS News
CBS Evening News
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Presidents of CBS News
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