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Cubes: Behind-the-Scenes Tour of CBS News

Take a behind-the-scenes tour of CBS News. In this episode of mediabistroTV’s “Cubes,” Erica Hill, co-host of “CBS This Morning,” shows us around the CBS Broadcast Center.

Located on Manhattan’s west side, the building is home to the “CBS Evening News,” WCBS, the iconic CBS news desk, and the brand-new studio and newsroom of “CBS This Morning.”

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Lauren Berger Writes New Book for Young People Entering "Real World"

Lauren Berger Welcome to the Real WorldCareer Expert, Lauren Berger, releases her second book, Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job Into Your Dream Career (Harper Business), on April 22nd. In this book, Berger shares everything she wishes someone told her after graduation. Her book is the essential guide to anyone starting their first, second, or third job. She encourages readers to be fearless, step outside of their comfort zones, and go after what they want.

Cubes: Behind-the-Scenes Tour of CBS News

Take a behind-the-scenes tour of CBS News. In this episode of mediabistroTV’s Cubes, Erica Hill, co-host of CBS This Morning, shows us around the CBS Broadcast Center.

Located on Manhattan’s west side, the building is home to the CBS Evening News, the iconic CBS news desk, and the brand-new studio and newsroom of CBS This Morning.

For more mediabistroTV videos, check out our YouTube channel, and be sure to follow us on Twitter: @mediabistroTV

CBS This Morning Makes Major Changes to the Formula, But Do They Work?

Charlie Rose flanked by Gayle King (left) and Erica Hill.

The latest attempt by CBS to find a ray of sunlight in morning news makes big changes from the norm, but overall the experiment is missing the mark.

Television is all about chemistry and cohesion. CBS is in such a difficult spot as the perennial number three in the morning. Therefore, a radical change isn’t so outlandish. But in the end, morning viewers are habitual. It’s the executives who want to reinvent the wheel.

And so, CBS did. Not only is the wheel reinvented, the entire set is revamped, and the much publicized new on-air team is in place.

This is not your father’s morning news show. Gone is the quick news update each half hour and the nation’s weather forecast (they still break away for local weather).

Immediately, the viewer is greeted by the “Eye Opener,” a one-time 90-second collage of sounds and images from the day before.

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‘Wasn’t a Surprise’ for Ousted Early Show Anchor Chris Wragge

EXCLUSIVE: The news broke last week –another year, another revamp to CBS’ morning entry–The Early Show. Today, at the West 57th Street headquarters, CBS execs unveiled the new wake-up team of veteran interviewer Charlie Rose and Oprah’s BFF, Gayle King.

At the same time in the Meatpacking District, soon-to-be former Early Show anchor Chris Wragge was emceeing the launch of AmberWatch TV.

It was there that FishbowlNY caught up with the genial anchorman.

Wragge, who left WCBS/Channel 2 as the station’s top presence at the end of 2010, says he saw it coming.

“They’ve been great. They’ve been very upfront with me,” Wragge admits. “When new people come in they want their people fronting their new shows. So, it wasn’t a surprise to me [and] didn’t come as a shock to me.”

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Chris Wragge Says Leaving WCBS for Early Show Was ‘Too Good … to Pass Up’

As we reported on Tuesday, WCBS top anchor Chris Wragge is heading to mornings as host of the network’s The Early Show.

Beginning on Monday, January 3, Wragge will lead the revamped Early Show that also features co-anchor Erica Hill, news reader Jeff Glor, and weather forecaster Marysol Castro. His final day at Channel 2 is December 10.

Wragge tells FishbowlNY that he was delighted to make the move, if not conflicted.

“It’s always tough when you’re in a situation that you really love, and you work with somebody that you’re over the moon for,” Wragge admits. “But this challenge is one that I’ve obviously wanted for a long time. …It was too good a deal to pass up.”

Two years after joining WCBS, Wragge transitioned from nightly sports anchor to lead news anchor in 2006. Since that time he has been paired with Kristine Johnson.

Wragge talks about the struggles with joining a last-place program after the jump.

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Chris Wragge Named Early Show Weekday Co-Anchor, Set to Leave WCBS

Chris Wragge, the personable WCBS evening news anchor, is joining CBS’ The Early Show full time.  

As first reported by our own TVNewser (and the Associated Press) the network is removing its entire weekday on-air staff; co-anchors Harry Smith and Maggie Rodriguez and weatherman Dave Price. Wragge, who had been Smith’s main back-up, takes over on a regular basis. 

Wragge is currently the regular Saturday Early Show co-host with Erica Hill. The duo make the move together to weekdays.

Now with steady morning hours, FishbowlNY has learned that Wragge will leave the anchor desk permanently at WCBS.

Wragge is the WCBS anchor at 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. with Kristine Johnson.
He joined Channel 2 in 2004 as the station’s main sports anchor. Wragge’s star took flight as he rose to news anchor two years later.

The Early Show changes are reportedly scheduled to begin on Jan. 3.

Ling Says Sister Did Enter N Korea|Austin American-Statesman No Longer For Sale|Ben Stein Out At NYT|Unions Dispute Tribune’s Bonus Requests|NBC Lays Off Local Stations’ Creative Services Teams

TVNewser: Former “View” host Lisa Ling told CNN‘s Erica Hill that her sister, Laura, admitted that she and Euna Lee did cross into North Korean territory “very, very briefly.” “And she definitely wants to divulge exactly what happened,” Ling went on. “And I think she’s going to write an editorial very, very soon.”

Reuters: Cox Enterprises has taken the Austin American-Statesman off the market. “This is a profitable company, and it just did not make sense to sell it for the prices offered,” publisher Michael Vivio said.

Editor & Publisher: The New York Times has axed actor and business columnist Ben Stein because of this Freescore.com ad. Reuter’s Felix Salmon may be a little too gleeful about this.

Broadcast Union News: The unions are protesting bankrupt Tribune Co.‘s request to pay almost $70 million in bonuses to executives. A bankruptcy court judge will hold a hearing on the matter next week.

Gawker: There are reports that NBC is laying off its creative services promotional teams at local stations around the country.