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CBS Evening News

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CBS Evening News
Premiere May 3, 1948
Airs weeknights at 6:30PM
Network CBS
Style 30-minute nightly news
Company CBS News Productions
Status Currently airing
Origin USA

CBS Evening News is a generic name used for the nightly news broadcast on CBS. It may refer to:

  • CBS Television News (weekdays; May 3, 1948-1950)
  • Douglas Edwards with the News (weekdays; 1950-April 13, 1962)
  • Walter Cronkite with the News (weekdays; April 16, 1962-August 30, 1963)
  • The CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite (weekdays; September 2, 1963-March 6, 1981)
  • CBS Evening News with Dan Rather (weekdays; March 9, 1981-May 31, 1993 and May 19, 1995-March 9, 2005)
  • CBS Evening News with Dan Rather and Connie Chung (weekdays; June 1, 1993-May 18, 1995)
  • CBS Evening News with Bob Schieffer (weekdays; March 10, 2005-August 31, 2006)
  • CBS Evening News with Katie Couric (weekdays; September 5, 2006-May 19, 2011)
  • CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley (weekdays; June 6, 2011-present)


Person Role Duration
Main Cast
Douglas Edwards Anchor 1948-1962
Walter Cronkite Anchor 1962-1981
Dan Rather Anchor 1981-2005
Connie Chung Anchor 1993-1995
Bob Schieffer Anchor 2005-2006
Katie Couric Anchor 2006-2011
Scott Pelley Anchor 2011-


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