CBS Takes “Sunday Morning” HD May 17

NEW YORK: “CBS Sunday Morning,” the weekend showcase of news and features expertly honed for somewhat more casual Sunday morning viewing, will transition into1080i this weekend.

The weekend fare will be the third major CBS News program to make the HD leap; “60 Minutes” and “CBS Evening News with Katie Couric” transitioned in 2008.

The May 17 inaugural broadcast will feature a taped segment with longtime host Charles Osgood from the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, N.C., as part of the 30 year-old program’s annual designs show. The show, typical segments of which include narration-free video segments of natural settings and other atypical TV fare--will present its first live program in hi-def from its usual Studio 44 facilities in Manhattan the following Sunday, May 24. – from TV Technology