Honored with a Peabody Award in 1976, In The News is the legendary CBS News broadcast that was interspersed with the network's more traditional Saturday morning programming from 1971 through 1986. Reported by Christopher Glenn, this fondly recalled series of two-minute current-event broadcasts (five different reports aired each Saturday) offered solid TV journalism in the CBS News tradition. But what's little known is that In the News began as In the Know, a similar series of reports that aired on CBS Saturday mornings during the 1970-1971 season. Apart from the focus being general information rather than hard news, the main difference between the two series of reports is that In the Know was hosted and narrated by characters from Josie and the Pussycats, new on CBS that season. The Fall 1970 comic book ad below(click on it for a larger view) heralding the new CBS Saturday A.M. season gives a few "funtastic" details, while also emphasizing that this educational element was an important priority of the Saturday morning lineup on CBS.
Sunday, February 23, 2020
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