CBS BROADCAST CENTER is a television and radio production
facility located in
New York City
New York City . It is
CBS 's main East Coast
production center, much as
CBS Television City in
Los Angeles is the
West Coast hub.
* 1 Overview
* 2 History
CBS takes over the depot
CBS Broadcast Center and soap operas
* 2.3 "From the ABC Broadcast Center..."
* 3 Studios
* 4 References
* 5 External links
The nearly block-long facility at 524 West 57th Street, in the
Hell\'s Kitchen section of
Manhattan , serves as the headquarters of
CBS News , the
CBSN live streaming news channel and the main broadcast
CBS Sports ,
New York City
New York City O&O flagship station
WCBS-TV , and CBS-owned independent station
WLNY . Black Entertainment
Television also uses the Broadcast Center for then 106 ">'s successor,
CBS This Morning , premiered from newly constructed Studio 57 at the
Broadcast Center on January 9, 2012.
The Center opened as the
CBS Production Center in the late 1950s,
when the network's master control, film and videotape facilities, and
four studios were located in the
Grand Central Terminal
Grand Central Terminal building.
Operations moved from Grand Central to the Broadcast Center in stages,
ending in late 1964.
From the 1950s to 1970s, another prominent
CBS stage in New York was
Studio 52 (now the disco-theater
Studio 54 ) at 254 West 54th Street ,
around the corner from Studio 50.
CBS also leased the Himan Brown
studios at 221 West 26th Street, now
Chelsea Studios , for several
shows in the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s.
In early 2012, it was announced
The Nate Berkus Show would not be
renewed. After a few months it was announced that
Anderson Cooper 's
talk show would move into Studio 42 leaving its home in the Time
Warner Center .
Also in 2012,
CBS acquired the Riverhead ,
Long Island -licensed
WLNY-TV (Channel 55, cable channel 10), setting up a duopoly with
WCBS-TV. Following the merger,
CBS moved that station's employees to
CBS Broadcast Center, with their former Melville facility
maintained as the WCBS/
Long Island bureau offices.
carries one program from Broadcast Center: a 9pm newscast with WCBS's
news personnel from Broadcast Center. Live from the Couch, a morning
show airing parallel to
CBS This Morning on WCBS, was broadcast on
WLNY from 2012 until early 2014, when it was canceled due to low
CBS TAKES OVER THE DEPOT
The building in which the Broadcast Center is located formerly served
as a dairy depot for Sheffield Farms. CBS, which had been using
Grand Central Terminal
Grand Central Terminal and other theaters throughout
Manhattan, purchased the site in 1952 and began using it regularly for
TV in 1963. The radio network, with offices at 1 East 53rd Street and
studios at 49 East 52nd Street, near the old
headquarters at 485
Madison Avenue , moved to the Broadcast Center in
July 1964, while the television network's master control moved from
Grand Central to the Broadcast Center in late 1964. The company spent
$14.5 million to create what was, at the time, "the largest
'self-contained' radio and television production center in the United
States and the most modern broadcasting plant of its kind in the
world," as the New York Tribune put it in 1961.
CBS BROADCAST CENTER AND SOAP OPERAS
Until January 2000, the Broadcast Center was home to CBS-TV's soap
As the World Turns
As the World Turns . Defunct serials
Love of Life , Search for
Tomorrow , Love is a Many Splendored Thing , and Where the Heart Is
were also produced at the Broadcast Center.
After a 37-year absence,
Guiding Light returned to the Broadcast
Center in September 2005, after 17 years at
EUE/Screen Gems studios,
222 East 44th Street and 20 years at the CBS/Himan Brown studios at
221 West 26th Street . The show had been produced in Studio 45 at the
CBS Broadcast Center from 1965-1968 before moving to West 26th street.
"GL" used Studios 42 and 45 until its final broadcast on September 18,
"FROM THE ABC BROADCAST CENTER..."
Brillstein-Grey Entertainment produced The Dana Carvey Show
at the Broadcast Center for ABC . As a jab at
CBS (ABC 's
competition), the show's opening credits had a man with a paper
version of the ABC logo on a ladder outside of the Broadcast Center
covering over the
CBS Eye logo while the announcer proclaimed "From
the ABC Broadcast Center".
* 41: BET /
106 & Park
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver / Full Frontal with
Samantha Bee / Harry
CBS Sports /
CBS Sports Network /
Good Morning Football
CBS Sports Network
Inside Edition /
CBS Sunday Morning
* ^ Montopoli, Brian (2006-06-13). "Getting To Know The Broadcast
CBS News. Archived from the original on 2016-04-03. Retrieved
* ^ Hill, Michael (2012-01-09). "\'
CBS This Morning\' debuts from
Studio 57". NewscastStudio. Retrieved 2012-01-09.