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is the news division of the American television network , which is owned by the media conglomerate .

CBS’ news programs include the , the long-running newsmagazine , the morning program , and the Sunday morning talk show .

CBS has been for years the of the three American network news divisions, behind NBC and ABC. In early 2010, CBS News and was reported to be .

In May 2010, CBS and CNN were to pool their newsgathering operations, though a full-fledged merger was . (The two organizations had also been rumored to be discussing a partnership previously, in and .)

In 2004, CBS News ran a broadcast presenting documents critical of President George W. Bush’s military service. Those documents’ was widely challenged, and the ensuing resulted in the and a brought by former anchor Dan Rather. In response to the scandal, CBS News to examine its own newsgathering operation. The blog was . 60 Minutes underwent a similar controversy in 2013 when it was centering on a false account of the 2012 attack on the U.S. embassy in Benghazi. The story’s reporter, , and its editor were given ; Logan in June 2014. That story, along with a credulous one that followed on the National Security Agency, caused whether 60 Minutes’ journalistic skepticism had eroded.

CBS former Today Show host Katie Couric in 2006 to host its CBS Evening News, one of the highest-profile personnel moves in network news history. Her arrival CBS’ ratings, however, and her tenure has generally been marked with , including in 2008. In April 2011, Couric announced she would be

In 2009, CBS News to receive foreign reporting from the global news website GlobalPost.

CBS in 2005 called CBS Digital Media, which was later renamed . In 2008, CBS the web-based media company and merged it with CBS Interactive, a move that included a of the newsrooms for CNETNews.com and CBSNews.com. In 2013, CBS on an award its staff had decided to give to Dish Network’s commercial-skipping DVR The Hopper, which CBS was suing Dish over. The interference and about CNET’s editorial independence.

In 2011, CBS with Examiner.com to provide content for 25 websites of its local TV and radio stations, called CBS Local Digital Media.

CBS News produced several regular webcasts on its site, including an with Couric and a . In May 2011, CBS News debuted , an “” that is hosted by Shira Lazar and that streams live on Ustream, Livestream, and YouTube. In 2013, CBS News and CBS Interactive were a 24-hour streaming digital video service.

CBS News in September 2010.

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