‘CBS Sunday Morning’ to mark 40th anniversary with primetime special

By Matt Collins Article may include affiliate links

CBS News will present mark 40 years of “CBS Sunday Morning” with a primetime special:

  • “Sunday’s Best: Celebrating 40 Years of ‘CBS Sunday Morning'” will air Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, at 8 p.m. eastern.
  • Jane Pauley will anchor the special, which features the “CBS Sunday Morning” award-winning lineup of correspondents
  • “CBS Sunday Morning” has been the top Sunday morning news program for 15 consecutive seasons.
  • The broadcast launched Jan. 28, 1979 with Charles Kuralt as anchor.
  • Charles Osgood was named Kuralt’s successor in 1994 and held the position until he stepped down in September 2016, when Jane Pauley was named anchor.
  • Correspondents include Lee Cowan, Rita Braver, Mo Rocca, Tracy Smith and Martha Teichner. Among the program’s contributing correspondents: Ted Koppel, Serena Altschul, Nancy Giles, Luke Burbank, David Pogue, Conor Knighton, Faith Salie, Steve Hartman and Anthony Mason.
  • Since its inception, the broadcast has earned virtually every honor available in broadcast journalism, including three Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Morning Program.
  • Rand Morrison is the executive producer of the show and special.