New look for ‘CBS Evening News’

Emphasizing the Cronkite-era world map throughout, “CBS Evening News” updated its graphics package on Monday.

The new look draws heavily from the “Face the Nation” logo and package, using a new logo for the broadcast:

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The show begins with the viewpoint panning over an extruded 3D version of the Cronkite-era world map that CBS has been using extensively in its on air look, with the show’s logo appearing over it inside of a box that blurs the elements behind it.

Notably, the map is in every part of the package, from the lower thirds to the on-set correspondent background.

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The entire first block of Monday’s broadcast had Scott Pelley standing by the right side RP screen. Graphics appeared for each story match the new look with a consistent title overlay.

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Overall, the new look is clean and very readable. The package utilizes some animation in each element, and items like the lower third have multiple sizes for usage.

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