January 27, 2015

‘Late Late Show’ takes over studio of ‘CBS This Morning’

Regis Philbin is guest hosting “The Late Late Show” this week from New York, as the show continues to cycle through hosts after Craig Ferguson’s departure in December. While the other hosts have used the shows main Los Angeles digs, Philbin is hosting his stint from Studio 57 at the CBS Broadcast Center, which is […]

January 21, 2015

‘View’ gets back-friendly chairs for Whoopi’s return

ABC‘s “The View” welcomed back cohost Whoopi Goldberg this week and, because she is still recovering from back surgery, swapped out its normal stylish chairs for ugly, but apparently back-friendly office-style chairs. The high backed black chairs, which also feature wheels, were pulled up around the show’s normal table. The next day, Goldberg was still […]

January 21, 2015

State of the Union graphics combine old, new

Tuesday’s State of the Union address coverage saw a mix of repeat and new looks for the major broadcast and cable networks. For comparison purposes, be sure to check out our 2014 coverage of the State of the Union. NBC News used a new graphics package that includes a circular logo tinted with blue and red […]

January 21, 2015

‘Good Morning America’ adds anchor names to open

ABC’s “Good Morning America” recently tweaked its opening sequence to include a slightly altered look and the three main anchor’s names. The revised opening adds more yellow and red ribbons with names of anchors Robin Roberts, George Stephanopoulos and Lara Spencer appearing on screen and in the voiceover. The ribbons, which are prominently featured in most […]

January 15, 2015

‘Today’ adds puppy pen to Studio 1A

Studio 1A, the home of NBC News‘ “Today Show,” received a set update of a different type this week — a puppy pen. The show, which has “adopted” a guide dog in training, has taken up residence in the Orange Room area of the set. The show added a round, plastic-walled pen for the dog, […]

January 7, 2015

‘Today’ channels ‘GMA’ Times Square look in background

Spotted on the “Today Show” this morning: Actor Michael Keaton’s interview in front of the so-called “production area” video wall that was used to display a Times Square inspired background that’s awfully close to the set background of rival “Good Morning America.” The graphic displays a variety of large billboards that have “Today” logos and photos […]

January 6, 2015

‘Evening News’ botches Photoshop job for ‘on air’ graphic for Twitter

The “CBS Evening News” has started using a photo to promote its hashtag on Twitter — but it features a rather botched Photoshop job. The CBS News flagship broadcast tweeted out the photo above shortly before 6:30 p.m. eastern time to let users know the broadcast is on the air and encourage them to use the hashtag […]

December 23, 2014

‘Dateline’ correspondent offers eerie Christmas story reading

Are we the only ones who sometimes have nightmares narrated by NBC News correspondent Keith Morrison‘s ominous and slightly creepy voice? Well, now the “Dateline” correspondent has now leant that voice, which has been satirized on “Saturday Night Live,” to a special holiday treat — a reading of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” written by Dr. […]

December 23, 2014

‘GMA’ sheds ribbons in new tease graphics

ABC News‘ “Good Morning America” recently switched to using new graphics for its teases. The new look uses angled rectangle-shaped elements, somewhat reminiscent of the Hearst graphics package and also includes a textural background that makes the graphics look like part of an LED video wall. The rest of “Good Morning America” graphics package relies heavily […]

December 18, 2014

‘World News’ uses main studio as weather wall

“World News Tonight” has found another use for its new curved video wall — a standup location for weather reports. The network was covering the severe storms hitting the West Coast and had meteorologist Rob Marciano stationed on the “World News Tonight” set in New York. Anchor David Muir, meanwhile, was in Washington, D.C., so […]