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CBS

Major US commercial broadcasting television network, which started as a radio network add

Category: Movies & TV

Founded in 1927.

Countries: United States (76%), (9%), United Kingdom (6%)

Main connections: NBC, CBS Evening News, Viacom

Linked to: Fox Broadcasting Company, Columbia Records, Fender Musical Instruments Corporation, Westinghouse Electric

 

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1927

Operational costs were steep, particularly the payments to AT&T for use of its land lines, and by the end of 1927, Columbia Phonograph wanted out add something

 

The origins of CBS date back to January 27, 1927, with the creation of the "United Independent Broadcasters" network in Chicago by New York talent-agent Arthur Judson add something

 

The fledgling network soon needed additional investors though, and the Columbia Phonograph Company, manufacturers of Columbia Records, rescued it in April 1927; as a result, the network was renamed "Columbia Phonographic Broadcasting System add something


1928

In the fall of 1928, he entered into talks with Adolph Zukor of Paramount Pictures who planned to move into radio in response to RCA's forays into motion pictures with the advent of talkies add something

 

The network has its origins in United Independent Broadcasters Inc., a collection of 16 radio stations that was bought by William S. Paley in 1928 and renamed the Columbia Broadcasting System add something


1929

By the turn of 1929, the network could boast to sponsors of having 47 affiliates add something


1930

Thanks to its daytime and primetime schedules, CBS prospered in the 1930s add something


1932

The near-bankrupt movie studio sold its CBS shares back to CBS in 1932; Paramount was in trouble, CBS was not add something

 

Prescott Bush - He was on the board of directors of CBS, having been introduced to chairman William S. Paley around 1932 by his close friend and colleague William Averell Harriman, who became a major Democratic Party power-broker


1933

By 1933, they fought back, many no longer publishing radio schedules for readers' convenience, or allowing "their" news to be read on the air for radio's profit add something


1934

In the fall of 1934, CBS launched its independent news division, shaped in its first years by Paley's vice-president, former "New York Times" man Ed Klauber, and news director Paul White add something

 

Mobil - Socony continued to sponsor the show when it moved to CBS in 1934


1935

A key early hire was Edward R. Murrow in 1935; his first corporate title was Director of Talks add something


1938

Among the first properties to go was the Columbia Records group, which had been part of the company since 1938 add something

 

Columbia Records was a record label owned by CBS since 1938 add something

 

In 1938, CBS even acquired the American Record Corporation, parent of its onetime investor Columbia Records add something

 

EMI - In 1938 ARC-Brunswick was taken over by CBS, which sold the American Brunswick label to American Decca Records, which along with its other properties, Aeolian Records and Vocalion Records, used it as a subsidiary budget label afterward

 

The War of the Worlds - On October 30, 1938, CBS gained a taste of infamy when Orson Welles and the "The Mercury Theatre on the Air" broadcast a radio adaptation of H. G. Wells's "The War of the Worlds" add something


1939

As 1939 wound down, Bill Paley announced that 1940 would "be the greatest year in the history of radio in the United States add something

 

To catch up with rival RCA, CBS bought Hytron Laboratories in 1939, and immediately moved into set production and television broadcasting add something

 

Taft Broadcasting - The Taft family's involvement in broadcasting began in 1939 as "'Radio Cincinnati, Inc."', when the "Cincinnati Times-Star" purchased WKRC radio from CBS


1940

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 add something

 

Despite the influx of advertisers and their cash, or perhaps because of them, the 1940s were not without bumps for the radio networks add something

 

In the late 1940s, CBS offered the first live television coverage of the proceedings of the United Nations General Assembly add something

 

In the spring of 1940, CBS staff engineer Peter Goldmark devised a system for color television that CBS management hoped would leapfrog the network over NBC and its existing black-and-white RCA system add something

 

The CBS of the 1940s was vastly different from that of the early days; many of the old guard veterans had died, retired or moved on add something


1941

CBS-Hytron offered a practical color system in 1941, but it was not compatible with the black-and-white standards set down by RCA. In time, and after considerable dithering, the FCC rejected CBS's technology in favor of that by RCA. add something

 

The station moved to a new frequency, 880 kHz, in the FCC's 1941 reassignment of stations; in 1946, WABC was re-named WCBS add something

 

The FCC began licensing commercial television stations on July 1, 1941; the first license went to RCA and NBC's WNBT ; the second license, issued that same day, was to WCBW, add something


1943

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


1946

In 1946 Paley named Stanton President of CBS and promoted himself to Chairman add something


1948

This journalistic tour-de-force was under the direction of Edmund A. Chester, who was appointed to the post of Director for News, Special Events and Sports at CBS Television in 1948 add something

 

Don Hewitt - Hewitt started at its news division, CBS News, in 1948 and served as producer-director of the network's evening-news broadcast with Douglas Edwards for fourteen years


1949

From 1949 until 2002, the Pillsbury Bake-Off, a national cooking contest held annually, was broadcast on CBS as a special add something


1950

CBS sold their interest in KTTV and purchased outright Los Angeles pioneer station KTSL in 1950, renaming it KNXT , later to become KCBS-TV add something

 

It can refer to some of CBS's first demonstrations of color television, which were held in a former Tiffany & Co. building in New York City in 1950 add something

 

Only in 1950, when NBC was dominant in television and black and white transmission was widespread, did CBS begin to buy or build their own stations in Los Angeles, Chicago and other major cities add something

 

Radio continued to be the backbone of the company, at least in the "early" 1950s, but it was "a strange, twilight period add something


1951

CBS unveiled its Eye Device logo on October 20, 1951 add something

 

The Eye device made its broadcasting debut on October 20, 1951 add something


1952

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 add something


1953

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 add something

 

An example of CBS Television Network's imaging may be seen in a video of "The Jack Benny Program" from 1953; the video appears to be converted from kinescope, and "unscoped" or unedited add something

 

The name CBS Films was actually used once before in 1953 when the name was briefly used for CBS's distributor of off-network and first-run syndicated programming to local TV stations in the United States and abroad add something


1954

This telecast was based on the famous production staged annually since 1954 in New York, and performed by the New York_City Ballet add something

 

Mahalia Jackson - Jackson began a radio series on CBS and signed to Columbia Records in 1954


1955

CBS broadcast the live action series "Captain Kangaroo" on weekday mornings from 1955 through 1982, and on Saturdays through 1984 add something

 

However, it was the success of NBC's 1955 telecast of the musical "Peter Pan", starring Mary Martin, the most watched television special of its time, that inspired CBS to telecast "The Wizard of Oz", "Cinderella" and "Aladdin" add something

 

The high-rated Jack Benny Program ended its radio run in 1955, and Edgar Bergen's Sunday-night show went off the air in 1957 add something

 

Ralph Bakshi - While researching the rights, he learned that CBS had acquired the entire Terrytoons library in 1955 and forgotten about it


1957

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 add something


1958

Telecast every few months between 1958 and 1972, first in black-and-white and switching to color in 1966, these programs introduced millions of children to classical music through the eloquent commentaries by Maestro Bernstein add something


1959

Beginning in 1959, "The Wizard of Oz", now telecast by CBS as a family special in its own right , became an annual tradition on color TV. add something

 

Bobby Darin - In the fall of 1959, Darin played "Honeyboy Jones" in an early episode of Jackie Cooper's CBS military sitcom/drama, "Hennesey" set in San Diego, California


1960

A notable exception was "The Twentieth Century", which consisted mostly of newsreel archival footage, though even this program used at least some color footage by the late 1960s add something

 

By the end of the 1960s, CBS was broadcasting virtually all of its schedule in color, but many of its shows were appealing more to older and more rural audiences and less to the young, urban and more affluent audiences that advertisers sought to target add something

 

CBS made a brief, unsuccessful move into film production in the late 1960s, creating Cinema Center Films add something

 

During the 1960s, CBS began an effort to diversify, and looked for suitable investments add something

 

Especially during the 1960s, the three major networks, NBC, CBS and ABC, would show elaborate promos during the summer months of their upcoming fall schedule of that year add something

 

From 1960 to 1965, CBS-TV limited its color transmissions to only a few specials such as "The Wizard of Oz", and only if the sponsor would pay for it add something

 

Perhaps because of its status as the top-rated network, during the late 1960s and early 1970s CBS felt freer to gamble with controversial properties like the "Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour" and "All in the Family" and its many spinoffs during this period add something

 

Red Skelton was the first CBS host to telecast his weekly programs in color, using a converted movie studio, in the early 1960s; he tried unsuccessfully to persuade the network to use his facility for other programs, was forced to sell it add something

 

Luke Short - On January 25, 1960, the actor Bob Steele played Short in the episode "The Terrified Town" of the CBS western television series, "The Texan", starring Rory Calhoun

 

When the soap opera Ma Perkins went off the air November 25, 1960 only eight, relatively minor series remained add something


1961

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


1962

Color was being pushed hard by rival NBC. Even ABC had several color programs, beginning in the fall of 1962, but those were limited because of the network's financial and technical situations add something

 

In 1962, CBS launched CBS Records International to market Columbia recordings outside North America, where the Columbia name was controlled by others add something

 

Prime time radio ended on September 30, 1962, when "Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar" and "Suspense" aired for the final time add something


1963

The Miss USA beauty pageant aired on CBS from 1963 until 2002, and during a large portion of that period was known for having a CBS game show host as pageant host add something

 

Hampton Fancher - He was cast as Larry Wilson in the 1963 episode "Little Richard" of the CBS anthology series, "GE True", hosted by Jack Webb


1964

National Geographic Channel - It was originally composed in 1964 for the Society's television specials, which were broadcast on CBS, ABC, PBS and NBC from 1964 until the early 2000s

 

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


1965

Between 1965 and 1985 the quality of Fender guitars and amplifiers declined significantly add something

 

CBS was the original broadcast network for the animated primetime holiday specials based on the comic strip "Peanuts", beginning with "A Charlie Brown Christmas" in 1965 add something

 

CBS would later show two other versions of the ballet, a semi-forgotten one-hour German-American version hosted by Eddie Albert ,shown annually for three years beginning in 1965, and the well-loved Baryshnikov production from 1977 to 1981 add something

 

In 1965, CBS telecast a new color version of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Cinderella" add something

 

In 1965, it acquired electric guitar maker Fender from Leo Fender, who agreed to sell his company due to health problems add something

 

It was subsequently remade by CBS in 1965; that version starred Lesley Ann Warren, Stuart Damon, Ginger Rogers and Walter Pidgeon among others, and added a new song, "Loneliness of Evening", which had been composed for "South Pacific" in 1949 but not sung in that musical add something

 

Baby Lloyd Stallworth - Stallworth appeared with the group in the 1965 Frankie Avalon motion picture "Ski Party", and on a 1966 telecast of "The Ed Sullivan Show" on CBS


1966

Ralph Bakshi - In 1966, Bill Weiss asked Bakshi to help him carry presentation boards to Manhattan for a meeting with CBS. The network executives rejected all of Weiss's proposals as "too sophisticated", "too corny", or "too old-timey"

 

Caravan Tours - In 1966, the television journalist Roger Mudd hosted a two-hour travel special on CBS, utilizing Caravan Tours for the production


1967

By the fall of 1967, nearly all of CBS's TV programs were in color, as were NBC's and ABC's add something

 

CBS entered the publishing business in 1967 by acquiring Holt, Rinehart & Winston, who published trade books, textbooks, and the magazine "Field & Stream" add something

 

In 1967, NBC outbid CBS for the rights to the annual telecast of "The Wizard of Oz" and the film moved to NBC. However, the network quickly realized their mistake in allowing what was one of its prime ratings winners to be acquired by another network, and by 1976, the film was back on CBS, where it remained through the end of 1997 add something

 

Mark Twain - The broadcast by CBS in 1967 won him an Emmy *award

 

Herb Alpert - The first Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass special, sponsored by the Singer Sewing Machine Company, aired on April 24, 1967 on CBS


1968

Herb Alpert - Alpert sang it to his first wife in a 1968 CBS Television special titled "Beat of the Brass"

 

Pete Seeger - The Smothers Brothers ended Seeger's national blacklisting by broadcasting him singing "Waist Deep in the Big Muddy" on their CBS variety show on February 25, 1968, after his similar performance in September 1967 was censored by CBS.


1970

This version was rebroadcast several times on CBS into the early 1970s, and is occasionally broadcast on various cable networks to this day add something

 

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


1971

From 1971 through 1986, the CBS News department produced one-minute "In the News" segments broadcast between other Saturday morning programs add something


1972

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 add something

 

"The Price is Right", which began production in 1972, is notable as the longest continuously running daytime game show on network television add something


1973

All of these animated specials, from 1973 until 1990, began with a fondly remembered opening animated logo , which showed the words "A CBS Special Presentation" in colorful lettering add something


1974

CBS greatly expanded its magazine business by purchasing Fawcett Publications in 1974, bringing in such magazines as "Woman's Day" add something

 

In 1974, CBS dropped its full name and became known simply as "CBS, Inc." The Westinghouse Electric Corporation acquired the network in 1995 and eventually adopted the name of the company it had bought to become "CBS Corporation" add something

 

The network continued to offer traditional radio programming through its nightly "CBS Radio Mystery Theater", the lone holdout of old-style programming, from 1974 through 1982 add something


1977

It was agreed that CBS would videotape concerts during the summer of 1977 add something

 

Ralph Bakshi - Though CBS passed on "Tee-Witt", its designs served as the basis for Bakshi's 1977 film "Wizards"

 

On June 1, 1977, it was announced that Elvis Presley had signed a deal with CBS for a new television special add something

 

It was filmed during Presley's final tour in the cities of Omaha, Nebraska, on June 19, 1977, and Rapid City, South Dakota, South Dakota, on June 21, 1977 add something

 

On October 3, 1977, CBS showed a posthumous 1977 TV special starring Elvis Presley add something


1978

Columbia Records - The recording studio operated under CBS until 1978


1980

But the ratings for "Dallas" were a far cry from what they were in the early 1980s add something

 

The show's highest ratings were in the early 1980s, when it regularly topped the Nielsen ratings add something

 

Through the years, CBS has developed several notable image campaigns, and several of the network's most well-known slogans date from the 1980s add something

 

Columbia Records - The structure of US Columbia remained the same until 1980, when it spun off the classical/Broadway unit, Columbia Masterworks Records, into a separate imprint, CBS Masterworks Records


1981

The last musical purchase was the 1981 acquisition of the assets of then-bankrupt ARP Instruments, developer of electronic synthesizers add something

 

Page numbers in this article refer to the first paperback edition, May 1981 add something


1982

By 1982, ABC had run out of steam, NBC was in dire straits with many failed programming efforts greenlighted by Silverman during his 1978 to 1981 tenure there, and CBS once more nosed ahead, courtesy of "Dallas" , "Falcon Crest", "Magnum, P.I.", "Simon & Simon" and "60 Minutes" add something

 

CBS broadcast the popular NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament every March beginning in 1982 add something

 

It aired 3½ hours of soap operas from 1982 to 2009 add something

 

Yet ten years later, in 1982, CBS took another try at Hollywood, in a joint venture with Columbia Pictures and HBO called TriStar Pictures add something


1984

It acquired the majority of the Ziff Davis publications in 1984 add something


1985

CBS sold its book publishing businesses in 1985 add something

 

Encouraged by outraged Fender fans, CBS Musical Instruments division executives executed a leveraged buyout in 1985 and created FMIC, the Fender Musical Instrument Corporation add something


1986

Tisch shut down in 1986 the CBS Technology Center in Stamford, which had started in New York City in the 1930s as CBS Laboratories and evolved to be the company's technology Research and development unit add something

 

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

 

In April 1986, CBS presented a slightly abbreviated version of "Horowitz in Moscow", a live piano recital by Vladimir Horowitz, arguably the greatest pianist of the 20th century add something


1987

Ralph Bakshi - In April 1987, Bakshi set up a meeting with Judy Price, the head of CBS's Saturday morning block


1988

Diamandis sold the magazines to Hachette Filipacchi Médias in 1988, forming Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S. add something

 

Columbia Records - In 1988, the CBS Records Group, including the Columbia Records unit, was acquired by & Sony, which re-christened the parent division Sony Music Entertainment in 1991


1990

By the early 1990s profits had fallen as a result of competition from cable companies and from video rentals, and in consequence of the high cost of programming add something

 

During the early 1990s, the network would bolster its sports lineup by adding Major League Baseball telecasts and the Winter Olympics add something

 

The early 1990s featured less-than-memorable campaigns, with simplified taglines such as "This is CBS" and "You're On CBS" add something

 

The logo is alternately known as the "Eyemark", which was the name of CBS's domestic and international syndication divisions in the mid-to-late 1990s before the King World acquisition and Viacom merger add something

 

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,


1991

CBS showed it twice in 1991, in March and again the night before Thanksgiving add something

 

The record label company was re-christened Sony Music Entertainment in 1991, as Sony had a short term license on the CBS name add something

 

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

 

Columbia Records - The CBS Records label was officially renamed Columbia Records on January 1, 1991 worldwide except Spain and Japan

 

Gulf War - In the United States, the "big three" network anchors led the war's network news coverage: ABC's Peter Jennings, CBS's Dan Rather, and NBC's Tom Brokaw were anchoring their evening newscasts when air strikes began on 16 January 1991


1993

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 add something

 

In 1993, the network made a breakthrough in establishing a successful late night talk show franchise to compete with NBC's "The Tonight Show" when it signed David Letterman away from NBC after the "Late Night" host was passed over as Johnny Carson's successor on "Tonight" in favor of Jay Leno add something

 

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

 

Dale Robertson - In December 1993 and January 1994, Robertson appeared in two episodes of the CBS comedy/western "Harts of the West" in the role of "Zeke Terrell", the brother of series co-star Lloyd Bridges


1994

Coincidentally, Viacom had bought Paramount, which as mentioned earlier once invested in CBS, in 1994 add something


1995

In 1995, CBS refused to air a segment of "60 Minutes" that would have featured an interview with a former president of research and development for Brown & Williamson, the nation's third largest tobacco company add something

 

Spike (TV channel) - By 1995, TNN was acquired by Westinghouse Electric Corporation, which had recently acquired CBS around that time; two years later, Westinghouse bought CMT, TNN's chief competitor

 

Westinghouse Electric (1886) - The company purchased CBS in 1995 and became "'CBS Corporation"' in 1997


1997

In 1997, CBS began broadcasting "Wheel 2000" , and was broadcasting it simultaneously with GSN add something

 

In that same year of 1997, Westinghouse changed its name to CBS Corporation, and corporate headquarters were moved from Pittsburgh to New York add something

 

Discovery People - The channel launched in 1997 by CBS

 

King World Productions - When it was acquired by CBS Enterprises in 2000, it distributed a number of CBS-produced series for syndication, such as


1998

It aired on CBS Saturday mornings from 1998 to 2000, with shows like "Anatole", "Mythic Warriors," "Rescue Heroes", and "Flying Rhino Junior High" add something

 

Still, CBS was able to produce some hits, such as "Cosby", "The Nanny", and "Everybody Loves Raymond", and would regain the NFL in 1998 add something

 

In September 1998, CBS began contracting out to other companies to provide programming and material for their Saturday morning schedule add something


1999

By the end of 1999, all pre-CBS elements of Westinghouse's industrial past were gone add something

 

This incident was the basis for the 1999 film by Michael Mann, "The Insider" add something

 

Enrico Sabbatini - As it appears in the credits, "Jesus", a 1999 film distributed by CBS Television, was dedicated in his memory

 

Telemundo Communications Group - Former CBS News Vice President Joe Peyronnin founded Telemundo's network news division in 1999 and served as its Executive Vice-President until 2006


2000

Another turning point for CBS came in the summer of 2000 when it debuted the summer reality shows "Survivor", and "Big Brother" which became surprise summer hits for the network add something

 

Following completion of this effort in 2000, Viacom was ranked as the second-largest entertainment company in the world add something

 

In 2000, CBS came under the control of Viacom, which coincidentally had begun as a spin-off of CBS in 1971 add something

 

Over thirty holiday Peanuts specials were broadcast on CBS from that time until 2000, when ABC acquired the broadcast rights add something

 

Big Brother (Nineteen Eighty-Four) - In 2000, after the U.S. version of the & CBS program "Big Brother" premiered, the Estate of George Orwell sued CBS and its production company "Orwell Productions, Inc." in federal court in Chicago for copyright and trademark infringement

 

King World Productions - On January 19, 2000, King World was acquired by CBS


2001

MTV - On the heels of parent company Viacom's purchase of & CBS, MTV was selected to produce the halftime show at Super Bowl XXXV in 2001, airing on CBS (NFL_on_CBS) and featuring Britney Spears, 'N Sync and Aerosmith

 

In January 2001, CBS debuted the second season of the show after its airing of the Super Bowl and scheduled it Thursdays at 8 pm ET, and moved the police procedural " to Thursdays at 9 pm ET and was both able to chip away at and eventually beat NBC's Thursday night lineup, and attract younger viewers to the network add something


2002

From 2002 to 2005, Nick's non-preschool series aired on it as well, under the name "Nick on CBS" add something

 

In 2002, owner Donald Trump brokered a new deal with NBC, giving them half-ownership of the Miss USA, Miss Universe and Miss Teen USA and moving them to NBC on an initial five-year contract add something

 

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"


2003

The pageants were first shown on NBC in 2003 add something


2004

Sony acquired the Spanish rights when Sony Music merged with Bertelsmann subsidiary BMG in 2004 as Sony BMG, co-owned by Sony and Bertelsmann add something

 

MTV - When CBS aired Super Bowl XXXVIII in 2004, its sister network was again chosen to produce the halftime show, with performances by such artists as Nelly, Diddy, Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake

 

CBS Corporation - On December 2, 2004 Viacom acquired CBS affiliate KOVR in Sacramento, from Sinclair Broadcast Group


2005

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 add something

 

In late 2005, Viacom split itself and reestablished CBS Corporation with the CBS television network at its core add something

 

Throughout the first decade of the 21st century, CBS's ratings resurgence was backed by their "It's All Here" campaign, and their strategy led, in 2005, to the proclamation that they were "America's Most Watched Network add something

 

"KOL Secret Slumber Party on CBS" premiered in September of that year; in the inaugural line-up, two of the programs were new shows, one aired in syndication in 2005 and three were pre-2006 shows add something

 

David Burrows (filmmaker) - Sundance Film Festival - As well as producing, he has acted in film and television including: Ben Affleck's "Daredevil", & CBS' "Family Law", the brief CBS drama "LAX" and Canada's "Star Struck" - hosting celebrity interviews during the 2005 Sundance Film Festival

 

Zev Braun - Braun executive produced the CBS 2005 May Sweeps entry, "Amber Frey: Witness for the Prosecution" starring Janel Moloney and Terry Kinney

 

Scotty Moore - Mark Adam portrayed Moore in the 2005 CBS miniseries "Elvis"

 

CBS Corporation - The prior & CBS Corporation owned CMT and The Nashville Network , which remained Viacom properties after the 2005 split, but the prior CBS did not own UPN, Showtime, Paramount Television, Paramount Parks, or Simon and Schuster


2006

CBS Corporation formed a new CBS Records in 2006 add something

 

In 2006, after the Viacom-CBS split , CBS decided to discontinue the Nick Jr. lineup in favor of a lineup of programs produced by DIC Entertainment and later, the Cookie Jar Group, as part of a three-year deal which includes distribution of selected Formula One auto races on tape delay add something

 

Their most recent campaign, beginning in 2006, proclaims "We Are CBS" with the voice of Don LaFontaine add something

 

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 became the center of a new company, CBS Corporation, which included the broadcasting elements, Paramount Television's production operations , UPN , Viacom Outdoor advertising , Showtime, Simon & Schuster, and Paramount Parks, which the company sold in May 2006 add something

 

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

 

All American Direct - Since December 2006, AllAmericanDirect.com has offered ABC, NBC, CBS, and FOX as part of its Distant Network Package subscription service


2007

Complimenting CBS's 2007 line-up was "Care Bears", "Strawberry Shortcake", and "Sushi Pack" add something

 

In 2007, CBS Corp. announced its desire to get back into the feature film business slowly launching CBS Films and hiring key executives in the Spring of 2008 to startup the new venture add something

 

In 2007, retired Army Major Gen. John Batiste, consultant to CBS News, appeared in a political ad for VoteVets.org critical of President Bush and the war in Iraq add something

 

It is the last of the original Big Four radio networks still owned and operated by its founding company; ABC Radio was sold to Citadel Broadcasting in 2007 while Mutual and NBC Radio were acquired by Westwood One in the 1980s add something

 

King World Productions - "'King World Productions, Inc."' was a production company and a syndicator of television programming in the United States until its eventual 2007 incorporation into CBS Television Distribution

 

Fox Broadcasting Company - In February 2007, the show was syndicated to many stations affiliated with ABC, NBC, and CBS in markets where it was not carried by a Fox or MyNetworkTV affiliate; it was cancelled in June 2009

 

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


2008

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 add something

 

Barry McCaffrey - In April 2008, the "New York Times" published a front page report by David Barstow confirming that military analysts hired by ABC, CBS and NBC to present observations about the conduct of the war in Iraq had undisclosed ties to the Pentagon and/or military contractors


2009

In the UK, CBS took over 6 of Chello Zone's channels in 2009 add something

 

While KFWB switched from all-news to news-talk in 2009, WINS and WCBS remain all-news stations, with WINS concentrating its news on the five core New York City boroughs and WCBS, with its much more powerful signal, covering the surrounding tri-state metro area add something

 

On February 24, 2009, it was announced that CBS renewed its contract with Cookie Jar for another three seasons, through 2012 add something

 

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

 

With the ending of "Guiding Light" in September 2009, ABC overtook CBS as the network with the most daily hours dedicated to soap operas add something

 

On September 14, 2009, it was revealed that the international arm of CBS, CBS Studios International, struck a joint venture deal with Chellomedia to launch six CBS-branded channels in the UK during 2009 add something

 

Chello Zone - On 14 September 2009, it was revealed that the international arm of & CBS, CBS Studios International, struck a joint venture deal with Chellomedia to launch six CBS-branded channels in the UK during 2009

 

On September 19, 2009, KEWLopolis has been changed into "Cookie Jar TV" add something


2010

As of fall 2010, CBS operates on an 87½-hour regular network programming schedule add something

 

DEMO conference - At the DEMOSpring 2010 Conference, media attendees included Business Week, CBS, &Forbes, LA Times, Popular Science, USA Today, and The Wall Street Journal

 

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

 

Reform Party of the United States of America - In April 2010, Dan Quayle condemned the Reform Party on CBS, saying: "Many remember the Reform Party of the 1990s, which formed around the candidacy of Ross Perot

 

Bridget Moynahan - Moynahan has starred in the CBS drama "Blue Bloods" since September 2010

 

CBS introduced a new talk show titled "The Talk" on October 2010 add something


2011

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 add something

 

In 2011, CBS returned to the usage of "America's Most Watched Network add something

 

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

 

In October 2011, CBS celebrated 60 years of using the Eye logo add something


2012

As of 2012, CBS is the only network still producing daytime game shows add something

 

John Ventimiglia - In 2012 he guest starred in the CBS short lived series "Made in Jersey"

 

David Krumholtz - In 2012, Krumholtz was cast opposite Michael Urie in CBS' comedy tv series "Partners" but the show was cancelled after six episodes

 

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

 

CBS reclaimed this distinction in January 2012, after ABC canceled two of its three remaining soap operas add something

 

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"


2013

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"

 

Samantha Mathis - In 2013, Mathis played psychiatrist Alice Calvert on the CBS television series "Under the Dome", based on a novel by Stephen King

 

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"

 

In January 2013, CNET named Dish Network's "Hopper with Sling" digital video recorder as a nominee for the CES "Best in Show" award , and named it the winner in a vote by the site's staff add something

 

Ricky Gervais - As of January 2013, he has made 23 guest appearances on "Late Show with David Letterman" on the CBS network

 

Shawn Ryan - On January 2013, CBS picked up "Beverly Hills Cop", an hourlong crime procedural with comedic elements, with Ryan on board to pen the script and executive produce along with his MiddKid Productions partner Marney Hochman and Eddie Murphy

 

On January 14, 2013, CNET editor-in-chief Lindsey Turrentine addressed the situation, stating that CNET's staff were in an "impossible" situation due to the conflict of interest posed by the situation, and promised that she would do everything within her power to prevent a similar incident from occurring again add something

 

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"

 

As a result of the controversy, the CEA announced on January 31, 2013 that CNET will no longer decide the CES Best in Show award winner due to the interference of CBS , and the "Best in Show" award was jointly awarded to both the Hopper with Sling and Razer Edge add something

 

Robin Williams - In February 2013, the CBS network announced it has picked up a pilot episode for a David E. Kelley comedy called "The Crazy Ones" that will star Williams

 

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"

 

Sarah Michelle Gellar - On February 15, 2013, it was reported that Gellar would return to television with a pilot for CBS entitled "The Crazy Ones" opposite Robin Williams

 

Meghan Ory - In March 2013, Ory was cast as the female lead opposite Josh Holloway in the CBS drama pilot "Intelligence", which co-stars Marg Helgenberger

 

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

 

Shawn Ryan - In May 2013, the show was not picked up by CBS.

 

Mike Vogel - As of June 2013, Vogel stars as Dale "Barbie" Barbara on the CBS science-fiction drama series "Under the Dome", based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King

 

Cote de Pablo - On July 10, 2013, it was revealed by CBS that de Pablo will be leaving "NCIS", having chosen not to renew her contract, although she will remain on long enough to conclude her character Ziva David's storyline at the beginning of season 11

 

On July 24, 2013, CBS entered into an agreement with Litton Entertainment to launch a new Saturday morning block featuring live-action reality-based series add something

 

Prada - On August 6, 2013, & CBS Los Angeles evening news went live by CBS TV reporter, Andrea Fujii covering the "Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights" and Change.org

 

Ricky Gervais - As of September 2013, he has made 25 guest appearances on "Late Show with David Letterman" on the CBS network

 

The Litton-produced "CBS Dream Team" block, which will be aimed at teenagers 13 to 16 years old, will debut on September 28, 2013, replacing "Cookie Jar TV" add something


2014

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 add something


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" add something


2016

On May 18, 2016, it was announced that "The Good Wife" would get a spin-off series that would be released exclusively on CBS All Access in spring 2017 add something

 

On August 2, 2016, the announcement was made that "Big Brother 19" would air on CBS All Access in the fall of 2016 add something


2017

She will continue to advise Moonves until 2017, and will oversee Geller's transition to president add something

 

In June 2017 the conditions of the deal changed when the network went into voluntary administration to only carry certain programs that rate well add something

 

On November 17, 2017 CBS Radio was sold to Entercom becoming the last of the original Big Four radio network to be owned by its founding company add something


2018

However, on January 12, 2018, CNBC reported that both CBS and Viacom have since re-entered talks to merge add something

 

In July 2018, an article by Ronan Farrow in The New Yorker claimed that thirty "current and former CBS employees described harassment, gender discrimination, or retaliation" at CBS and six women accused Les Moonves of harassment and intimidation add something

 

Following these allegations, it was reported on September 6, 2018 that CBS board members were negotiating Les Moonves's departure from the company add something

 

As of September 24, 2018, CBS has converted its on-screen graphical elements to a 16:9 widescreen presentation add something