CBS This Morning

CBS This Morning

CBS This Morning made its debut in November 30, 1987, with hosts Harry Smith, former GMA news anchor Kathleen Sullivan, and Morning Program holdover Mark McEwen. Sullivan would be replaced by Paula Zahn on February 26, 1990. Beginning October 26, 1991, in an effort to stop affiliates from dropping the program, CBS allowed more participation from local stations. (Most affiliates have their own early morning newscast, which precedes the national news.) Despite a far more successful pairing in Smith, Zahn, and McEwen, CBS This Morning remained stubbornly in third place, and a brand new set and live format introduced in October of 1995 proved less helpful. In August of 1996, the show was revamped again, as simply This Morning. McEwen again remained on the show replacing Smith as co-anchor in 1996, sharing the job with Jane Robelot, who replaced Zahn, and anchor Jose Diaz-Balart (succeeded by Cynthia Bowers and later Thalia Assuras, both anchors of the Morning News). Also, a new system was created where many of the local stations air their own newscast from 7 to 8 AM, with inserts from the national broadcast. Then from 8 to 9 AM, affiliates air the second-half of the national broadcast uninterrupted. Ratings went up slightly, and at one point the show even moved ahead of Good Morning America in 1998. But it was also a brief ratings success, and This Morning became the predecessor to The Early Show. Still searching for a larger audience, CBS canceled The Early Show and revived CBS This Morning in 2012.

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Charlie RoseCharlie Rose
As Himself (Co-Host 2012-present)
Gayle KingGayle King
As Herself (Co-Host 2012-present)
Norah ONorah O'Donnell
As Herself (Co-Host 2012-present)
Erica HillErica Hill
As Herself (Co-Host 2012)
Russ MitchellRuss Mitchell
As Himself (Co-Host 1999)
Thalia AssurasThalia Assuras
As Herself (Co-Host 1999)
Jane RobelotJane Robelot
As Herself (Co-Host 1996-1999)
Mark McEwenMark McEwen
As Himself (Co-Host 1987-1999)
Paula ZahnPaula Zahn
As Herself (Co-Host 1990-1996)
Harry SmithHarry Smith
As Himself (Co-Host 1987-1996)

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Recurring Guests

Michael Hogan (4) (5 eps)
A.O. Scott (3 eps)
Sharon Profis (3 eps)
Scott Stein (3 eps)
Lucy Liu (2 eps)
Al Green (1) (2 eps)
Lily Tomlin (2 eps)
Julie Chen (2 eps)
Oprah Winfrey (2 eps)
Aisha Tyler (2 eps)

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Classification: News
Genre: Current Events | Interview
Status: Returning Series
Network: CBS ( USA)
Airs: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays at 07:00 am
Runtime: 120 Minutes
Premiere: November 30, 1987
• This Morning (1996-1999), (Used In USA)
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