Sunday, April 27, 2008

"WCBS - Grand" Anniversary

On this day eight years ago, "News 2" changed its graphics and music. The theme, composed by Edd Kalehoff, was called "WCBS - Grand" (it has since been renamed "Grandeur" and occasionally appears during the showcases on "The Price is Right") and represented a shift away from the "CBS Enforcer" signature. The opens featured shots of the city and the anchors in a filmstrip, with Don Lafontaine's voiceover ("From the heart of the tri-state area, street-level on Fifth Avenue...") making note of the fact that the newscasts were originating from The Early Show's studio.

The music continued to be used on CBS 2 until January 27, 2003.

Click here for a look at how NewsByte2 covered the story at the time.

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