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WKMG-Local 6 was Orlando's first television station and is the area's CBS affiliate. Orignally known as WDBO-TV (for "Way Down By Orlando''), the station went on the air in July 1, 1954. It would become the longtime dominant station in the market with lots of local shows such as Central Florida Showcase (a news discussion show), Uncle Walt's Adventures, Hunting and Fishing and, of course, Romper Room. When Columbia Pictures considered buying the station from Outlet Co. in 1982, the call letters were prematurely changed from WDBO to to WCPX (for Columbia Pictures). The deal didn't go through, but the call letters remained. Meredith Corp. purchased the station in 1997, but it already owned F... Show more »
WKMG-Local 6 was Orlando's first television station and is the area's CBS affiliate. Orignally known as WDBO-TV (for "Way Down By Orlando''), the station went on the air in July 1, 1954. It would become the longtime dominant station in the market with lots of local shows such as Central Florida Showcase (a news discussion show), Uncle Walt's Adventures, Hunting and Fishing and, of course, Romper Room. When Columbia Pictures considered buying the station from Outlet Co. in 1982, the call letters were prematurely changed from WDBO to to WCPX (for Columbia Pictures). The deal didn't go through, but the call letters remained. Meredith Corp. purchased the station in 1997, but it already owned Fox affilate WOFL-Channel 35 -- and at the time such a duopoly wasn't allowed. Meredith decided to keep WOFL and trade WKMG to Post-Newsweek (which had also bid on the station) for a Post-Newsweek station in Hartford, Conn. Post-Newsweek changed Channel 6's call letters a third time, making it WKMG in honor of Post-Newsweek's Katharine M. Graham. Some of the anchors for Local 6 News are Lauren Rowe, Jacqueline London, Tom Terry, David Pingalore or "Ping," Mike Garafolo, Erick Webber, Laura Diaz, Troy Bridges and Erik von Ancken. « Show less

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  • Rick Perry presents David Letterman’s Top Ten List tonight

     
    Katie Holmes will be another guest. Letterman will present a new edition of Stupid Human Tricks. There will be a musical performance by Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds....
  • Cheney Mason hospitalized; ‘he was feeling something he hadn’t felt before’

     
    "He said he was feeling something he hadn't felt before," Pipitone said. "He seemed a little unsteady, as I said, a little bit weak, but he seemed to be his old self, swearing mildly when they lifted up the gurney."...
  • ‘60 Minutes’: Congress above law on insider trading

     
    "Kroft reports on how America's lawmakers can legally make tidy profits on information only they know, simply because they won't pass a law against themselves," CBS News said in a preview....
  • Penn State scandal on NBC’s ‘Meet the Press,’ ABC’s ‘This Week,’ CNN’s ‘Reliable Sources’

     
    CBS' "Face the Nation" looks at the Republican field of presidential candidates. The guests include Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.; Gov. Haley Barbour, R-Miss.; Gov. Martin O'Malley, D-Md.; and candidate Jon Huntsman. The program starts at 10:30 a.m. on...
  • Casey Anthony: Jeff Ashton to visit ‘Today,’ HLN, ‘Fox & Friends’

     
    On Wednesday, Ashton will be a guest on "Fox & Friends" on Fox News Channel. Then he talks to Dr. Phil McGraw on "Dr. Phil" at 3 p.m. on WOFL-Channel 35....
  • Taylor Swift tells ‘60 Minutes’: I take being a role model seriously

     
    It would be really easy to say ... 'I'm 21 now. I do what I want. You raise your kids.' But ... that's not the truth of it," Swift tells Stahl. "The truth of it is that every singer out there with songs on the radio is raising the next generation. So make...
  • CBS orders ‘Survivor’ editions No. 25, No. 26

     
    Probst, who is also an executive producer, has won four Emmys for his hosting. "I am thrilled to continue working on the longest-running reality competition show with the world's greatest adventure crew for two more seasons," Probst said in a statement....
  • Jeff Ashton to speak at main Orlando library on Monday

     
    You've seen him making the television rounds. Soon, you can see him in person. Former prosecutor Jeff Ashton will speak at 6 p.m. Monday at the main Orlando Public Library, 101 E. Central Blvd. The event is free. Ashton will discuss his book “...
  • Taylor Swift on getting drunk: “That’s just not cute”

     
    Taylor Swift doesn’t like drinking and doesn’t smoke pot, according to a snippet of an interview done for a 60 Minutes segment to air this weekend. Swift’s interview will be broadcast on 60 Minutes on Sunday, Nov. 20 (7 p.m. on CBS,...
  • Jane Curtin joins CBS’ ‘Unforgettable’

     
    Curtin will play Jane Webster. CBS described the character as "an acerbic and demanding inspector who was running the medical examiner's office in Manhattan until being demoted to the Queens Police Department for being insubordinate."...
  • ‘60 Minutes’ talks to Grover Norquist and IMF chief

     
    Former Republican Sen. Alan Simpson describes Norquist as a "megalomaniac, egomaniac, whatever you want to call him. ... He ought to run for president, because that will be his platform, 'No new taxes even if your country goes to hell.' "...