Celebrating Three Years, 'CBS This Morning' Serves Up Hard News First

January 9, 2015 10:48 PM

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Friday marked the three-year anniversary of the launch of "CBS This Morning," a daily news program created in order to compete with morning show powerhouses like NBC News' "Today" show and ABC News' "Good Morning America." Co-hosted by Charlie Rose, Gayle King and Norah O'Donnell, "CBS This Morning" had a difficult mission from the onset -- to challenge two long-standing programs while attempting to bring harder news to the often-fluffy morning show genre.

"The news is back in the morning.""The sheer intent here was not to simply do something different than what other people were doing," Rose said during an interview with The Huffington Post Friday. "It was to recreate the morning, to take what was a fresh canvas and say, 'What is it we would like to ...

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