CBS This Morning to Broadcast Live From Museum of African American History

By A.J. Katz 

On Monday, CBS This Morning will rise and shine from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C. CTM will be the first media outlet to broadcast live from the museum before it opens to the public on Sept. 24.

“We all have days where you really love your job,” Gayle King told TVNewser about the upcoming broadcast. “Monday, Sept. 12th will be one of those days for me. I am honored and beyond thrilled that CBS This Morning will be broadcasting live from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture.”

King, along with co-hosts Charlie Rose and Norah O’Donnell will take viewers on a tour of the museum, and they’ll be joined by guests including ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­former Secretary of State Colin Powell, Attorney General Loretta Lynch, Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) and the museum’s director, Lonnie Bunch. CBS Evening News anchor and managing editor Scott Pelley, who documented the project for 60 Minutes, will also make an appearance.

“The powerful, painful and poignant exhibitions all on display in this very unique building take you on a journey,” King said. “I really look forward to helping to tell this story. We have a great show lined up.”

“We’re grateful Lonnie Bunch and his team have entrusted us to present this incredible museum to the public for the first time in a live broadcast.” said Ryan Kadro, CBS This Morning ep. “CBS This Morning is uniquely positioned for moments like this — we are dedicated to offering our viewers significant stories that matter.”

In May 2015, CTM broadcast live from the top of One World Trade Center just before it opened to the public.

The show, which prides itself on being the “newsiest” of the morning offerings, continues to grow its ratings. In fact, CBS hasn’t been this close to NBC in the timeslot in over 22 years.


Rendering of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. (Freelon Adjaye Bond / Smith Group)