Morning Call is an American TV business program that aired on CNBC, from 10AM to 12 noon ET weekdays. The show premiered as Midday Call on February 4, 2002, offered a clear focus on real-time market coverage at the heart of the trading day. Previous programs shown in the same time slot were The Money Wheel with Ted David and Martha MacCallum (who later joined Fox News Channel) and Market Watch. The program last aired August 8, 2007.
|Genre||business news program|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Running time||120 minutes|
|Original release||February 4, 2002 – August 7, 2007|
|Preceded by||Market Watch|
|Followed by||The Call|
On February 3, 2006, Ted David, who had co-anchored Morning Call with Liz Claman since 2003, left the program while being promoted to senior anchor at CNBC Business Radio. From 2006-02-06 to 2007-07-17, Claman was joined in the 10-11am hour by Mark Haines (who reported from the New York Stock Exchange), and in the 11am-noon hour by various anchors, including Dylan Ratigan (see anchor roster below).
On July 20, 2007, CNBC replaced the first hour of the two-hour program with an expanded Squawk on the Street, due in part to Claman's departure from the network (which she joined Fox News Channel's sister network financial unit three months later). Dylan Ratigan and Trish Regan served as interim anchors for the program, which was completely revamped on 2007-07-23. In addition to the aforementioned 2007-07-23 revamp, the anchors were joined on set by a guest contributor, very similar to Squawk Box.
On August 8, 2007, the show was renamed—and replaced—by The Call. The name change to The Call with Dylan Ratigan (who left the show in late 2008 and was replaced by Larry Kudlow), Melissa Francis, and Trish Regan on that date was due in part to avoid confusion with the early-morning Bloomberg Television program of the same name.
|Time||First hour (10AM ET) Host(s)||Second hour (11AM ET) Host(s)|
|Liz Claman||& Tyler Mathisen||Ted David||& Martha MacCallum|
|& Ted David||& Liz Claman|
|& Michelle Caruso-Cabrera|
|& Ted David||& Liz Claman|
|& Mark Haines (NYSE)||Liz Claman||& Michelle Caruso-Cabrera|
|& various anchors (Dylan Ratigan, Carl Quintanilla, Becky Quick, Trish Regan, Darby Dunn, etc.)|
|merged to Squawk on the Street|
The following segments below were carried over to The Call as of 2007-08-08:
The following segments below moved to the second hour of Squawk on the Street as of 2007-07-23:
Occasionally, Morning Call was broadcast live on location, such as the NYMEX. One of these examples came on May 31, 2007, when this program was named Morning Call, Liz Claman anchored the entire 2-hour program from the NYMEX (along with Haines at the NYSE for the first hour and Ratigan at CNBC Global Headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, NJ for the second hour). She was joined on location at the NYMEX by Sharon Epperson on the day the weekly crude oil, gasoline, distillate, and natural gas inventories report were released by the EIA.
The second hour of Morning Call was not seen on CNBC Europe as the European network instead aired European Closing Bell at 1700 Central European Time. As of July 19, 2007, this program (which was later renamed The Call, as mentioned above) is no longer broadcast on CNBC Europe apart from on European market holidays and during daylight saving time.
Around CNBC's global branches, there were many variations of Morning Call around the world:
|CNBC Europe||Morning Exchange||(2003-06-02—2005-12-16)||Ross Westgate|
|Nikkei CNBC||Tokyo Morning Express||(?—present)|
|CNBC-TV18||Bazaar Morning Call||(2004—present)||Mitali Mukherjee|
|Class-CNBC||Linea Mercati Mattina||(?—present)|
|CNBC Africa||Morning Call||(2007-06-04—present)||Petro Ndoro and Leigh Roberts|
|Open Exchange||(2007-01-04—present)||Alishia Naidoo and Leigh Roberts|
|CNBC Arabiya||Sabah Al Aswak||(2003—present)|