CBS This Morning

CBS This Morning (CTM) is an American morning television program that aired on CBS from November 30, 1987 to October 29, 1999, and again from January 9, 2012 to September 6, 2021. The program was aired from Monday through Saturday. It aired live from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. in the Eastern Time Zone. On weekdays, it aired on a tape-delay in the Central and Mountain Time Zones; stations in the Pacific, Alaska and Hawaii Time Zones received an updated feed with a specialized opening and updated live reports. Stations outside the Eastern Time Zone carried the Saturday broadcast at varied times. It was the tenth distinct morning news-features program format that CBS has aired since 1954, having replaced The Early Show on January 9, 2012.

CBS This Morning
Final logo, used from 2015 to 2021
GenreNews program
Created by
Directed byShanta Fripp[2]
Presented by
No. of episodes
  • 3,110 (1987–1999)
  • 2,521 (2012–2021)
Production
Executive producerShawna Thomas
Production locations
Camera setupMultiple-camera setup
Running time120 minutes (including commercials)
Production companyCBS News
Release
Original networkCBS
Picture format
Original releaseFirst incarnation:
November 30, 1987 (1987-11-30) 
October 29, 1999 (1999-10-29)
Second incarnation:
January 9, 2012 (2012-01-09) – September 6, 2021 (2021-09-06)
Chronology
Preceded byThe Early Show (1999–2012) (second incarnation)
Followed byThe Early Show (first incarnation)
CBS Mornings (second incarnation)
Related showsCBS Evening News
CBS Morning News
CBS Overnight News
External links
Website

The program emphasized general national and international news stories and in-depth reports throughout each edition, although it also included live in-studio and pre-taped interviews. The format was chosen as an alternative to the soft media 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 infotainment format. (CBS has historically placed a distant third in the ratings among the network weekday morning shows.)

On August 31, 2021, CBS announced that the weekday program would be replaced with the reformatted CBS Mornings effective September 7, while the Saturday edition of CTM was renamed CBS Saturday Morning on September 18, 2021, completing the transition.[3]