A show that began more than 30 years ago has quietly been canceled by CBS News. The show is the overnight news program “Up to the Minute,” which began as “CBS News Nightwatch.”
“The program will end mid-September, but CBS News is expected to supply some other form of programming in the overnight hours,” Newsday reports. A spokesperson for the network declined to comment.
“A hard news program with its own staff and editorial content, ‘Up to the Minute’s’ end signals the end of an era — back to a time when networks saw the overnight hours as a growth opportunity, or at least an opportunity to build audiences where none had been before,” Newsday reports.
The program is anchored by Anne-Marie Green, who also anchors “CBS Early Morning News.”
While the show began using the name “Up to the Minute” in 1992, it debuted as “CBS News Nightwatch” back in 1982. Newsday notes that the original program was important in helping to launch the career of Charlie Rose.
“It’s unclear what will air in its place, although CBS News has been producing streaming news content for CBSN, the live-streaming website that launched in November,” the report notes.