CBS News ‘Up to the Minute’ to End

By Chris Ariens 

CBS News is canceling overnight news program Up to the Minute, Newsday’s Verne Gay reports.

The program, which launched as CBS News Nightwatch in 1982, before evolving into Up to the Minute in 1992, will end in mid-September. Anne-Marie Green is the current anchor of Up to the Minute. She also anchors CBS Morning News, which airs just before the early morning local news on CBS affiliates. Past Up to the Minute anchors have included Russ Mitchell, Sharyl Attkisson and Mika Brzezinski.

Newsday reports CBS News will supply some sort of overnight programming to replace Up to the Minute which airs for an hour, from approximately 3-4am, in most markets. ABC continues to produce World News Now, a more laid back approach to the news fitting an overnight audience. It also launched in 1992. Until 1998, NBC News produced Nightside from the headquarters of affiliate news service NewsChannel in Charlotte, North Carolina. Nightside was canceled two years after the launch of 24-hour NBC News network MSNBC. Similarly, CBS News recently launched digital news channel CBSN. CBSN’s live-anchored coverage is weekdays from 9 a.m.-midnight ET, and on Sunday nights from 7 p.m.-midnight ET.