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CBS Sunday Morning - Will it Ever Go Back to Live?


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When they pandemic started, they, like many shows, started broadcasting from home.  But they never went back to a "live" broadcast.  Appears they may be in a studio, but it's all green screen and I the quality looks terrible.  Would be nice if this show would go back to live, provide the headlines, weather forecast, and other features like the Sunday morning almanac, and weekly calendar.  And an update of who will be on Face the Nation,

 

Was hoping to see this in the fall, but appears the green screen format may be forever.

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I was wondering muself it it was a green screen. Aside from the headlines, IMO Sunday Morning doesn't really need to be live because it's primarily feature pieces. 

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Wasn't it also supposed to be moving to Times Square along with the Monday-Saturday "Mornings"? I'm kind of curious now if it's a matter of avoiding the Broadcast Center or if they took down the previous set but never finished the move.

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Studio 45 at the CBS Broadcast Center was home to Inside Edition and Sunday Morning. The Sunday Morning hard set took up most of the space. Opposite the Sunday set was a large green screen that was utilized for the studio portions of Inside Edition. Studio 45 is now being used for Paramount Plus.

 

To me, the minimalistic set from the 70s is part of the DNA of the show. I think their chroma key looks cheap and is more reminiscent of the production value you'd see at a small market station, not a national news program. I know CBS values the story over the presentation, but there's a fine line between intentional minimalism and poor quality. 60 Minutes does all its studio wraps on blue screen and it looks extremely polished. 

I know studio space is at a premium and it is not efficient to have Studio 45 house a hard set that is only on air for 90 minutes a week. But there must be a better way to shoot this show. 

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44 minutes ago, carolinanews4 said:

 

 

To me, the minimalistic set from the 70s is part of the DNA of the show. I think their chroma key looks cheap and is more reminiscent of the production value you'd see at a small market station, not a national news program. I know CBS values the story over the presentation, but there's a fine line between intentional minimalism and poor quality. 60 Minutes does all its studio wraps on blue screen and it looks extremely polished. 

I know studio space is at a premium and it is not efficient to have Studio 45 house a hard set that is only on air for 90 minutes a week. But there must be a better way to shoot this show. 

I can understand they did this at the start of the pandemic when they were most likely shooting at home, but to make it permanent is ridiculous.

 

During Thanksgiving and Christmas, they did shoot the show on a set, but it was a scaled down version.  Stilled looked better and had more depth than the awful look it has today.

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Here's a behind the scenes photo they showed today, in tribute to the director who is leaving.  Really sad what the quality of this show has become.

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On 6/12/2022 at 9:42 PM, Jascarter said:

Here's a behind the scenes photo they showed today, in tribute to the director who is leaving.  Really sad what the quality of this show has become.

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It is sad knowing that they're stuck on the blue screen set (because the Paramount+ sports show took over that side of the old studio); but to be honest, I still don't mind the show being pre-recorded. Excluding people like us, no one would've really payed attention to the switch from live to not over the past 2 years.

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