The relaunch of CBS This Morning in 2012 was an attempt to bring back hard news to the morning time slot. “Putting news back in the morning,” as they liked to say. There would be no goofy weatherman or couch on set. The first hour was essentially an extended version of the CBS Evening News. Each broadcast started with the Eye Opener, a fast-paced 90-second montage of the day’s news. This energetic piece of music by Joel Beckerman of Made Music Studio accompanies the Eye Opener. After the relaunch of CBS This Morning as CBS Mornings, this theme continues to be used for the Eye Opener.
Network News Music is a website by Victor Vlam, who holds the Guinness World Record for the largest collection of news music. 1,876 hours, 2 minutes and 52 seconds. News music is rarely heard without voice-overs or fade outs to commercial, yet it leaves an impact on many people. Founded in 2002, this site is a museum for TV news themes past and present.
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