Knowledge Identifier: &CBS
Category: Movies & TV
Founded in 1927.
Countries: United States (76%), (9%), United Kingdom (6%)
Linked to: Fox Broadcasting Company, Columbia Records, Fender Musical Instruments Corporation, Westinghouse Electric
A key early hire was Edward R. Murrow in 1935; his first corporate title was Director of Talks
Among the first properties to go was the Columbia Records group, which had been part of the company since 1938
As 1939 wound down, Bill Paley announced that 1940 would "be the greatest year in the history of radio in the United States
Before that, from the 1940s through 1951, CBS Television used an oval spotlight on the block letters C-B-S. The Eye device was conceived by William Golden based on a Pennsylvania Dutch hex sign as well as a Shaker drawing
John Dickson Carr - His 1943 half-hour radio play "Cabin B-13" was expanded into a series on CBS in 1948-49 for which Carr wrote all 25 scripts, basing some on earlier works or re-presenting devices that Chesterton had used
In 1946 Paley named Stanton President of CBS and promoted himself to Chairman
The radio soap opera "The Guiding Light" moved to television in 1952 and ran another fifty-seven years; Burns & Allen, back "home" from NBC, made the move in 1950; Lucille Ball a year later; "Our Miss Brooks" in 1952
Although CBS-TV was the first with a working color television system, they lost out to RCA in 1953, due in part because the CBS color system was incompatible with existing black-and-white sets
Ralph Bakshi - While researching the rights, he learned that CBS had acquired the entire Terrytoons library in 1955 and forgotten about it
It was originally broadcast live in color on CBS on March 31, 1957 as a vehicle for Julie Andrews, who played the title role; that broadcast was seen by over 100 million people
Jack Betts - Among his numerous television appearances were four roles on the CBS drama series "Perry Mason", including the role of Bert Nickols in the 1961 episode, "The Case of the Impatient Partner," murder victim George Parsons in the 1964 episode, "The Case of the Wooden Nickels," and murder victim Bruce Strickland in the 1966 episode, "The Case of the Fanciful Frail
Roald Dahl - In 1961, Dahl hosted and wrote for a science fiction and horror television anthology series called "Way Out", which preceded the "Twilight Zone" series on the CBS network for 14 episodes from March to July
Marv Tarplin - Tarplin appeared with the group on "The Ed Sullivan Show", the 1964 film, "The T.A.M.I. Show", the 1965 CBS television special, "Murray The K - It's What's Happening, Baby", and virtually all of the group's personal appearance concerts worldwide, including the Motortown Revue shows in the early 1960s
Caravan Tours - In 1966, the television journalist Roger Mudd hosted a two-hour travel special on CBS, utilizing Caravan Tours for the production
Herb Alpert - Alpert sang it to his first wife in a 1968 CBS Television special titled "Beat of the Brass"
Bea Benaderet - During its final year, the ratings improved a little, but CBS nonetheless canceled it in the spring of 1970 as part of the network's "rural purge" in favor of more sophisticated programs which would presumably appeal to demographics more desirable to advertisers
This profit-free unit was shut down in 1972; today the distribution rights to the Cinema Center library rest with Paramount Pictures for home video and theatrical release, and with CBS Paramount Television for TV distribution
Ralph Bakshi - Though CBS passed on "Tee-Witt", its designs served as the basis for Bakshi's 1977 film "Wizards"
Columbia Records - The recording studio operated under CBS until 1978
It acquired the majority of the Ziff Davis publications in 1984
Gone with the Wind (film) - Turner Entertainment acquired the MGM film library in 1986, but the deal did not include the television rights to "Gone with the Wind", which were still held by & CBS. A deal was struck in which the rights were returned to Turner Entertainment and CBS's broadcast rights to "The Wizard of Oz" were extended
Andrea Elson - Beginning her professional career as a child actress and model, Elson is perhaps best known for her television roles; as Alice Tyler on the CBS science-fiction adventure series, "Whiz Kids" and as Lynn Tanner on the NBC comedy series, "ALF", which garnered the teenage actress two Youth in Film Award nominations in 1986 and 1989
Ethan Wayne - He played Little Jake in his father's film "Big Jake", in the NBC TV movie "The Alamo: 13 Days to Glory", as Edward Taylor in 1986, Storm Logan on the CBS soap opera "The Bold and the Beautiful" , 1987 through 1988 which led to a lot of work overseas, and his role as Officer Matt Doyle on "The New Adam-12" 1989 through 1991
Ralph Bakshi - In April 1987, Bakshi set up a meeting with Judy Price, the head of CBS's Saturday morning block
Diamandis sold the magazines to Hachette Filipacchi Médias in 1988, forming Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S.
EMI - In 1990, following a series of major takeovers that saw CBS Records acquired by the Sony Corporation of Japan, EMI sold its remaining rights to the Columbia name to Sony and the label is now operated exclusively throughout the world by Sony Music Entertainment; except in Japan where the trade mark is owned by Columbia Music Entertainment,
CBS showed it twice in 1991, in March and again the night before Thanksgiving
ABC Family - The new schedule included reruns of the CBS Saturday morning series "Pee-wee's Playhouse", which had not been seen on television since 1991
In 1993, the fledgling Fox network outbid CBS for the rights to air the National Football League, resulting in several stations switching to Fox. The loss of the NFL, along with an ill-fated effort to court younger viewers, led to a drop in CBS' ratings
Reese Witherspoon - In 1993, she played a young wife in the CBS miniseries "Return to Lonesome Dove" and got a starring role as the leading character Nonnie Parker, a South African girl who must cross of the Kalahari, in the teen-aimed Disney film "A Far Off Place"
Fox Broadcasting Company - This all changed when Fox lured the National Football League away from CBS in 1993
Coincidentally, Viacom had bought Paramount, which as mentioned earlier once invested in CBS, in 1994
Westinghouse Electric (1886) - The company purchased CBS in 1995 and became "'CBS Corporation"' in 1997
King World Productions - When it was acquired by CBS Enterprises in 2000, it distributed a number of CBS-produced series for syndication, such as
Enrico Sabbatini - As it appears in the credits, "Jesus", a 1999 film distributed by CBS Television, was dedicated in his memory
Don Hewitt - Declining ratings at "60 Minutes" after decades of being in the top 10 the show had dropped in rankings to number 20 contributed to what became a public debate in 2002 about whether it was time for CBS to replace Hewitt at "60 Minutes"
Having assembled all the elements of a communications empire, Viacom found that the promised synergy was not there, and at the end of 2005 it split itself in two
CBS Corporation - Announced early in 2006, CBS and DIC Entertainment signed a multi-year deal to provide three hours of programming that meet FCC standards for educational programming
CBS Corporation - CEO of CSTV Brian Bedol will continue to run that network and report to Leslie Moonves, chairman of CBS. The transaction was completed in January 2006
CBS Corporation - On May 23, 2006, CBS Corp. sold Paramount Parks to the Cedar Fair Entertainment Company
King World Productions - On September 26, 2006, & CBS announced that King World and CBS Paramount Television's syndication operations would be combined to form the CBS Television Distribution Group
Columbia Records - In December 2006, CBS Corporation revived the CBS Records name for a new minor label closely linked with its television properties
King World Productions - On August 20, 2007, & CBS Television Distribution introduced a new closing logo to replace the old logos of King World, CBS Paramount Domestic Television, Paramount Television, and others
Following the incident CBS apologized to its viewers and denied foreknowledge of the event, which was broadcast live on TV. In 2008, a Philadelphia federal court annulled the fine imposed on CBS, labelling it "arbitrary and capricious
Will Hoge - On August 29, 2009, Will and the band appeared and performed the single "Even If It Breaks Your Heart" on the CBS Early Show as the music guest
Credit Solutions of America - A March 2010, CBS "Early Show" story on the debt settlement industry criticized Credit Solutions of America's business practices, and provided consumer advice for debt settlement counseling
As of 2011, "Rudolph" and "Frosty the Snowman" are the only two pre-1990 animated specials remaining on CBS; "Charlie Brown" and "The Grinch" moved to ABC, while cable network ABC Family owns the "Garfield" specials
Reiko Aylesworth - Aylesworth is most recently known for her portrayal of the recurring character Dr. Malia Waincroft in CBS' "Hawaii Five-0" in 2011
Rachelle Lefevre - In 2011, Lefevre joined the cast of the CBS TV drama, "A Gifted Man", playing a doctor
Christian McBride - McBride was tapped by CBS to be a producer for the tribute to Rollins on the 2011 Kennedy Center Honors broadcast
Health Management Associates (Florida company) - In 2012, the CBS show, "60 Minutes," interviewed over 100 former employees of HMA. These former employees criticized HMA of implementing unethical for-profit measures
Max Mutchnick - Mutchnick and Kohan created a half-hour comedy series for CBS called "Partners" in 2012, but was canceled that same year
Chello Zone - On 1 August 2012 Chellomedia revealed that the European versions of the Chello Zone channels would be rebranded into & CBS Reality, CBS Drama and CBS Action as well
Showtime (TV channel) - In November 2012, Showtime debuted a sports-themed spinoff of CBS' long-running newsmagazine "60 Minutes", titled "60 Minutes Sports"
Bonnie Somerville - As an actress, she has had roles in a number of movies and television series, most notably "NYPD Blue", "Grosse Pointe", "Friends", "The O.C.", "Cashmere Mafia", and as of 2013, CBS's "Golden Boy"
Rupert Grint - In 2013, Grint's new film "CBGB" will be released and he has been cast in CBS's new pilot "Super Clyde"
Hart Hanson - In February, 2013, "Entertainment Weekly" reported that Hanson will be writing about an "overweight, offensive cop" on CBS's upcoming television show "Backstrom"
Ricky Gervais - As of January 2013, he has made 23 guest appearances on "Late Show with David Letterman" on the CBS network
Michelle Trachtenberg - On January 16, 2013 Trachtenberg made a guest appearance on the CBS drama "Criminal Minds" as Spencer Reid's girlfriend's stalker
Larry Manetti - It was announced on January 24, 2013 that Manetti had joined CBS's revived version of "Hawaii Five-0" in the recurring role of "Nicky 'The Kid' Demarco"
Rupert Grint - On 13 February 2013, The Hollywood Reporter's Live Feed announced that Grint would star in a television show on CBS called "Super Clyde"
Monty Hall - He, along with Carol Merrill, made a second appearance on the CBS version on March 1, 2013, as part of the 50th anniversary celebration
Ricky Paull Goldin - On March 18, 2013, it was announced that Goldin will be joining the CBS soap "The Bold and the Beautiful" as Jesse Graves on May 15, 2013 on a recurring status
Angus T. Jones - On April 26, 2013, CBS announced that Jones is leaving the show at the end of the 2012-2013 season
Ricky Paull Goldin - In May 2013, Goldin joined the cast of the CBS's "The Bold and the Beautiful" ://www
Ricky Gervais - As of September 2013, he has made 25 guest appearances on "Late Show with David Letterman" on the CBS network
Announced on October 16, 2014 as the first OTT offering by an American broadcast television network, the service initially encompassed the network's existing streaming portal at CBS.com and its mobile app for smartphones and tablet computers; CBS All Access became available on Roku on April 7, 2015, and on Chromecast on May 14, 2015
Star Trek - On November 2, 2015, it was announced that the first CBS All Access original series will be a new "Star Trek" series in January 2017, which will be unrelated to the upcoming 2016 feature film "Star Trek Beyond"