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November 14, 1986 | JAY SHARBUTT
Rolland Smith, a former anchorman for CBS-owned WCBS-TV here, was named Thursday as actress Mariette Hartley's co-host on the entertainment portion of the new three-hour morning show that CBS will premiere in January. Smith had been at WCBS-TV for nearly 16 years. He left the station in August. He and Hartley will appear on the 7:30-9 a.m. portion of the new CBS morning show, while CBS News employees will anchor, staff and produce the program's 6-7:30 a.m. "hard news" segment.
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November 11, 1987 | JAY SHARBUTT, Times Staff Writer
In what has become sort of a tradition for co-hosts of CBS' morning programs, Mariette Hartley bid an earlier-than-planned adieu Tuesday to CBS' lame duck "The Morning Program." "I can't believe this is the end," she told viewers at the end of her last show. It was disclosed during the program that she is leaving before "The Morning Program" ends its run to make a movie called "1969." Sandy Hill will succeed Hartley until the show's Nov. 27 finale.
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November 11, 1987 | JAY SHARBUTT, Times Staff Writer
In what has become sort of a tradition for co-hosts of CBS' morning programs, Mariette Hartley bid an earlier-than-planned adieu Tuesday to CBS' lame duck "The Morning Program." "I can't believe this is the end," she told viewers at the end of her last show. It was disclosed during the program that she is leaving before "The Morning Program" ends its run to make a movie called "1969." Sandy Hill will succeed Hartley until the show's Nov. 27 finale.
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October 1, 1987 | JAY SHARBUTT, Times Staff Writer
Kathleen Sullivan, former co-anchor of ABC's "World News This Morning" and temporary co-host this week of "Good Morning America," soon will work for CBS News in the mornings, CBS said Wednesday. With ABC since July, 1982, Sullivan now will co-host a new two-hour CBS News morning program scheduled to premiere Nov. 30. The show is the latest effort by CBS to escape from the 7-9 a.m. weekday cellar.
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October 1, 1987 | JAY SHARBUTT, Times Staff Writer
Kathleen Sullivan, former co-anchor of ABC's "World News This Morning" and temporary co-host this week of "Good Morning America," soon will work for CBS News in the mornings, CBS said Wednesday. With ABC since July, 1982, Sullivan now will co-host a new two-hour CBS News morning program scheduled to premiere Nov. 30. The show is the latest effort by CBS to escape from the 7-9 a.m. weekday cellar.
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November 20, 1986 | JAY SHARBUTT, Times Staff Writer
CBS, seeking to be a contender in the morning program wars, said Wednesday that its new morning effort will premiere on Jan. 12, succeeding the low-rated "CBS Morning News" and the one-hour "CBS Early Morning News" that precedes that program. The first part, a 90-minute "hard news" broadcast to be produced by CBS News, will air from 6 to 7:30 a.m., retain the title of "The CBS Morning News," and be co-anchored by Forrest Sawyer and Faith Daniels, CBS said.
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January 14, 1987 | HOWARD ROSENBERG
Bring back Phyllis George. CBS needs something drastic if Monday and Tuesday are true inklings of "The Morning Program," its new 7:30-9 a.m. "entertainment and information" series that throws Mariette Hartley and the Seven Dwarfs at NBC's "Today" show and ABC's "Good Morning America." Take this , Bryant and Jane. You have the feeling they're happy to. Ever had someone you couldn't get off the phone? Wouldn't shut up?
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September 29, 1987 | JAY SHARBUTT, Times Staff Writer
Conceding ratings defeat, CBS said Monday that it will again overhaul its programming in the competitive 7-to-9 a.m. period--returning control of that slot and the critically panned "The Morning Program" to CBS News. The move, rumored in the works for several weeks, marks CBS' sixth morning change in three years and is effective Nov. 30.
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November 19, 1986 | JAY SHARBUTT, Times Staff Writer
The 7:30-9 a.m. portion of the new morning show CBS is planning now has a second comedian on its roster. Word is expected this week on who will anchor CBS News' 6-7:30 a.m. "hard news" part of the broadcast. Mark McEwen, a stand-up comic and former disc jockey at WNEW-FM here, will be the weatherman on the entertainment-oriented second 90 minutes of the broadcast.
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September 28, 1987 | Associated Press
CBS has given up on "The Morning Program" and will let the news division take the time period back beginning in December, the network announced today. Co-hosts Rolland Smith and Mariette Hartley and producer Bob Shanks will not be involved in the new broadcast, a network spokeswoman said. "The Morning Program" premiered last Jan. 12, replacing the "CBS Morning News" and relieving the network's news division of the time period from 7:30 to 9 a.m.
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September 29, 1987 | JAY SHARBUTT, Times Staff Writer
Conceding ratings defeat, CBS said Monday that it will again overhaul its programming in the competitive 7-to-9 a.m. period--returning control of that slot and the critically panned "The Morning Program" to CBS News. The move, rumored in the works for several weeks, marks CBS' sixth morning change in three years and is effective Nov. 30.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 14, 1987 | HOWARD ROSENBERG
Bring back Phyllis George. CBS needs something drastic if Monday and Tuesday are true inklings of "The Morning Program," its new 7:30-9 a.m. "entertainment and information" series that throws Mariette Hartley and the Seven Dwarfs at NBC's "Today" show and ABC's "Good Morning America." Take this , Bryant and Jane. You have the feeling they're happy to. Ever had someone you couldn't get off the phone? Wouldn't shut up?
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November 20, 1986 | JAY SHARBUTT, Times Staff Writer
CBS, seeking to be a contender in the morning program wars, said Wednesday that its new morning effort will premiere on Jan. 12, succeeding the low-rated "CBS Morning News" and the one-hour "CBS Early Morning News" that precedes that program. The first part, a 90-minute "hard news" broadcast to be produced by CBS News, will air from 6 to 7:30 a.m., retain the title of "The CBS Morning News," and be co-anchored by Forrest Sawyer and Faith Daniels, CBS said.
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November 14, 1986 | JAY SHARBUTT
Rolland Smith, a former anchorman for CBS-owned WCBS-TV here, was named Thursday as actress Mariette Hartley's co-host on the entertainment portion of the new three-hour morning show that CBS will premiere in January. Smith had been at WCBS-TV for nearly 16 years. He left the station in August. He and Hartley will appear on the 7:30-9 a.m. portion of the new CBS morning show, while CBS News employees will anchor, staff and produce the program's 6-7:30 a.m. "hard news" segment.
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January 23, 1987 | JAY SHARBUTT, Times Staff Writer
Despite a heavy promotional campaign and opening-day reviews so withering that some viewers might have tuned in simply to see what all the fuss was about, CBS's new "The Morning Show" was No. 3 in the ratings for its premiere week. But that had been expected, a CBS research executive said Thursday, noting that the new show had slightly better ratings its first week than the "CBS Morning News" got in its final week as a two-hour broadcast.
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October 21, 1987 | JAY SHARBUTT, Times Staff Writer
Saying that CBS News "had a summer of discontent and now we're ready to roll," CBS News President Howard Stringer met out-of-town TV writers here Tuesday with a lot of enthusiasm but little news. However, in a declaration that will send agents for young male TV reporters scurrying, he said he has the option of pairing "an unknown" with Kathleen Sullivan on CBS News' upcoming weekday morning program. That two-hour program, which may resemble NBC's "Today" show in format, will debut Nov.
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