“CBS This Morning” 1996 – 1999 Theme


After Harry Smith and Paula Zahn left CBS This Morning, the show was revamped. Its new main anchors were the former weather and news anchors, Mark McEwen and Jane Robelot. But the most significant change was to the format. There was much more room for local news. During the first hour, local news would be interspersed with inserts from the national broadcast. This was to satisfy CBS stations that had very successful local newscasts and were reluctant to air the national show.

This theme is composed by Peter Fish, who was responsible for a lot of CBS’s music at the time. It is sung by none other than Carly Simon.

Carly Simon & Peter Fish – This Morning theme
Peter Fish – This Morning open

Courtesy of the Museum of Television Production Music.

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