The station's coverage of the attacks was also simulcast nationally on Viacom (which owned CBS at the time) cable network VH1 that day.
The CBS color system was scrapped after the FCC embraced the alternative RCA all-electronic dot sequential system, which was fully compatible with the existing monochrome television standard, late in 1953.
However, CBS telecast few programs in color, either locally or on the network, until the mid-1960s when color receivers began to grow in popularity.
Engineer Bill Lodge devised the first synchronized sound wave for a television station in 1932, enabling W2XAB to broadcast picture and sound on a single shortwave channel instead of the two previously needed.
On November 8, 1932, W2XAB broadcast the first television coverage of presidential election returns.
On May 09, 2017, it was announced that WCBS-TV would return broadcasting from the top of the World Trade Center at One World Trade Center by the end of the year.
Digital subchannel 2.2, branded as CBS New York Plus, was launched in November 2011 as a 24-hour news channel drawing upon the resources of WCBS-TV, WCBS radio (880 AM), WINS (1010 AM), and WFAN-AM-FM (660 AM and 101.9 FM).Program schedules were irregular through the summer and early fall of 1941.Regular daily operations began on October 29 and WCBW received a full license to cover its construction permit and commercial program authorization on March 10, 1942.After the war, the FCC re-allocated the television and FM bands.WCBW closed down its operation on the old channel 2 at the end of February 1946 (the 60–66 MHz band had been re-allocated to WPTZ in Philadelphia as channel 3) in order to move to a new channel 2 at 54–60 MHz.WCBS-TV, channel 2, is the flagship station of the CBS television network, located in New York City.