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The CBS
CBS
BROADCAST CENTER is a television and radio production facility located in New York City
New York City
. It is CBS
CBS
's main East Coast production center, much as CBS
CBS
Television City in Los Angeles
Los Angeles
is the West Coast hub.

CONTENTS

* 1 Overview

* 2 History

* 2.1 CBS
CBS
takes over the depot * 2.2 CBS
CBS
Broadcast Center and soap operas * 2.3 "From the ABC Broadcast Center..."

* 3 Studios * 4 References * 5 External links

OVERVIEW

The nearly block-long facility at 524 West 57th Street, in the Hell\'s Kitchen section of Manhattan
Manhattan
, serves as the headquarters of CBS News
CBS News
, the CBSN
CBSN
live streaming news channel and the main broadcast facility for CBS
CBS
News, CBS Sports
CBS Sports
, New York City
New York City
O&O flagship station WCBS-TV
WCBS-TV
, and CBS-owned independent station WLNY . Black Entertainment Television also uses the Broadcast Center for then 106 ">'s successor, CBS
CBS
This Morning , premiered from newly constructed Studio 57 at the Broadcast Center on January 9, 2012.

The Center opened as the CBS
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
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
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
CBS
acquired the Riverhead , Long Island
Long Island
-licensed WLNY-TV
WLNY-TV
(Channel 55, cable channel 10), setting up a duopoly with WCBS-TV. Following the merger, CBS
CBS
moved that station's employees to the CBS
CBS
Broadcast Center, with their former Melville facility maintained as the WCBS/ WLNY Long Island
Long Island
bureau offices. WLNY currently 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
CBS
This Morning on WCBS, was broadcast on WLNY from 2012 until early 2014, when it was canceled due to low ratings.

HISTORY

CBS
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 studios at 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 CBS
CBS
corporate headquarters at 485 Madison Avenue
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
CBS
BROADCAST CENTER AND SOAP OPERAS

Until January 2000, the Broadcast Center was home to CBS-TV's soap opera 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
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
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, 2009.

"FROM THE ABC BROADCAST CENTER..."

In 1996, Brillstein-Grey Entertainment produced The Dana Carvey Show at the Broadcast Center for ABC . As a jab at CBS
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
CBS
Eye logo while the announcer proclaimed "From the ABC Broadcast Center".

STUDIOS

* 33: 60 Minutes
60 Minutes
* 41: BET / 106 & Park * 42: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
/ Full Frontal with Samantha Bee / Harry * 43: CBS Sports
CBS Sports
/ CBS Sports
CBS Sports
Network / Good Morning Football * 44: CBS Sports
CBS Sports
Network * 45: Inside Edition / CBS
CBS
Sunday Morning * 46: WCBS-TV
WCBS-TV
">

* ^ Montopoli, Brian (2006-06-13). "Getting To Know The Broadcast Center". CBS
CBS
News. Archived from the original on 2016-04-03. Retrieved 2016-04-03. * ^ Hill, Michael (2012-01-09). "\' CBS
CBS
This Morning\' debuts from Studio 57". NewscastStudio. Retrieved 2012-01-09.

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