On CBS News Special Report, special events are covered by the CBS news team.

Type: News

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 2017-02-28

CBS News Special Report - CBS Evening News - Netflix

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 Reena Ninan anchoring on Saturdays, and 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.

CBS News Special Report - Scott Pelley (2011 – June 2017) - Netflix

In an April 2011 article, The New York Times reported that 60 Minutes correspondent Scott Pelley was considered to be the front-runner to replace Couric as anchor of the program. On May 3, 2011, CBS confirmed that Pelley would replace Couric as anchor for the CBS Evening News in June. Harry Smith served as the interim anchor until Pelley's tenure started on June 6, 2011 (like Couric before him, Smith would also depart from CBS a month later). The graphics were subtly updated, the American flag background on the news set (which had been used since the 2008 elections) was replaced by a replica of the globe fixture during the Cronkite era, and the James Horner theme was replaced by the 1987–91 theme composed by Trivers-Myers Music that was used during the Rather era. In his first 9 months in the anchor chair, Pelley gained an additional 821,000 viewers. CBS News also enjoyed increases in its audience for special news events. After election night, 2012, Variety wrote, “With Scott Pelley front and center; the Eye was up 8% from four years ago.” The CBS Evening News had increased its audience every year from 2011 through 2015. On May 29, 2015, the media website, The Wrap, wrote: “These days, CBS brass may finally have a reason to smile. On Wednesday, the network announced 'Evening News with Scott Pelley' added more than 1.25 million viewers over the past four years – a whopping 21 percent jump. The show also saw audience growth for the fifth consecutive season, the first time any network evening news broadcast has done that since 1987.” At the end of the 2015–2016 television season, CBS News announced, "The CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley, America's fastest growing network evening news broadcast, finished the 2015–16 television season with CBS's highest ratings in the time period in 10 years (since the 2005–06 season), according to Nielsen most current ratings. The CBS Evening News has grown its audience for six consecutive seasons, a first-time achievement for any network evening news broadcast since the advent of people meters (since at least 1987). Under Pelley, who assumed the anchor chair in June 2011, the CBS Evening News has added +1.4 million viewers and an audience increase of + 23%, which is double NBC and ABC's growth combined over the same period (since the 2010–11 season). "Pelley has refocused the program towards hard news and away from the soft news and infotainment features of the early Katie Couric era. Story selection has focused more on foreign policy, Washington politics, and economic subjects. The program's audience viewership began to grow immediately, closing the gap between the CBS Evening News and its competitors by one million viewers within a year, although the CBS program remains in third place among the network evening newscasts. In late May 2016, a new theme tune composed by Joel Beckerman of Man Made Music was introduced. On May 30, 2017, reports surfaced confirming that Scott Pelley had been relieved of his anchor and editor duties at CBS Evening News. Pelley will remain at CBS News as a correspondent for 60 Minutes. Pelley reportedly asked staff members to clear out his office. The move was made official a day later on May 31 and Anthony Mason was named interim anchor of the program. On June 6, CBS Evening News announced on Twitter that Pelley would anchor until June 16, 2017.

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