'INSIDE EDITION' Begins Its New Season On September 10, 2012
CBS Television Distribution's Inside Edition begins its new season as television's longest-running, top-rated and most-honored syndicated newsmagazine on September 10, 2012. Inside Edition is the No. 2 syndicated magazine on the air and has ranked among the top 10 first-run syndicated programs every season for the past 24 seasons.
On January 9th of this upcoming season, Inside Edition begins its 25th year on air, making it one of the most enduring syndicated programs ever. In January, Inside Edition will look back at the biggest stories of the last quarter of a century.
In addition to a milestone season, Inside Edition improves its timeslot in the New York City market, moving from 12 PM to 1 PM, ET on Fox 5 (WNYW-TV).
Inside Edition continued to enhance its reputation this past season as a news breaking broadcast. From the front page of the New York Times to an on-air report on National Public Radio, Inside Edition was credited as the first to reveal a photo of Pedro Hernandez, the alleged killer of Etan Patz - the six-year-old who went missing in 1979. Inside Edition also broke news in one of the year's biggest celebrity stories - the tragic death of Whitney Houston. The contents of the diva's controversial will were first reported by Inside Edition with most other news organization's, including Associated Press, crediting the exclusive story.
Inside Edition's award-winning investigative unit continues to garner prestige for the broadcast. The unit won a 2012 National Headliner Award, placing first in the "Broadcast Television, Networks, Cable Networks and Syndicators for Business and Consumer Reporting" for its investigation on "Power Bracelets." This same investigation also garnered an Honorable Mention from the 2012 National Press Journalism Contest in the "Consumer Journalism Broadcast" category. Another Honorable Mention went to Inside Edition's series of reports on animal abuse, including investigations on animal hoarding and the exotic animal trade in the National Press Club's "Ann Cottrell Free Animal Reporting" category.