Friday, September 19, 2008

Dr. Holly Phillips Joins "Early Show" reports that Dr. Holly Phillips recently joined CBS News as a medical contributor on the "Early Show". Dr. Phillips will also continue her duties on CBS2.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Finch Fills In

Elise Finch has been covering the weather center for Lonnie Quinn yesterday and today. He will return tomorrow.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

David Diaz Remembers 9/11

There's an interesting article in today's Daily News about former CBS 2 reporter David Diaz.  He tells the paper that he developed a sinus problem and a cough shortly after his reporting from Ground Zero and still has a headache and a problem with his right ear.  He spoke of reporters' natural desire to go to where the danger is:
"It's what you do in the news business. You rush into a lot of situations.  There may be a hazardous material spill somewhere or whatever, and those people just go and don't think much about it."
Diaz left the station in 2005 and now teaches at the City College of New York.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008


CBS 2 News will again air special coverage of the September 11th memorial ceremonies tomorrow. A station spokeswoman tells us that Chris Wragge and Kristine Johnson will anchor the broadcast, which begins at 8:25 a.m. and runs commercial-free until noon. Nearly 3,000 names will be read during the services.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Rescheduled Tennis Preempts 5:00 and 6:00 News

Because of Tropical Storm Hanna on Saturday, U.S. Open tennis play in Flushing, Queens had to be pushed back, with the men's finals being played today at 5:00.  CBS Sports' coverage is scheduled to last until at least 8:00, meaning that CBS 2 News at 5:00 and at 6:00 will be preempted.  The season premieres in high definition of "The Insider" at 7:00 and "Entertainment Tonight" at 7:30 will not be seen.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Susan G. Komen "Race for the Cure" Special

Maurice DuBois and Kate Sullivan host an hour-long special about breast cancer this weekend.  "Race for the Cure" airs tomorrow night at 7:00.  For more information about Susan G. Komen, including next weekend's race, go to

Monday, September 1, 2008

Tennis Preempts CBS 2 News at 5:00

CBS 2 News at 5:00 will not air this evening as the network's Labor Day coverage of the U.S. Open tennis tournament is scheduled to run until 6:00. CBS Sports came on at 11:00 this morning, taking a 30-minute break at noon for local news. "Dr. Phil" and "Judge Judy" were moved to 9:00 and 10:00, respectively, to make room for the coverage.

As similar schedule will take over on Friday as the network's coverage of the women's semifinals and men's doubles final begins at 12:30 and is set to run until 6:00. "Phil" and "Judy" will be aired at 10:00 and 11:00, respectively.