Click for larger image Nobody Does It Better Promo
1978
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Click for larger image Channel 2 News at 5
1978
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Click for larger image Channel 2 News at 6
1978
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Click for larger image The 10 O'Clock News
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Click for larger image Channel 2 News & CBS Evening News Promo
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Click for larger image The Complete Picture - Channel 2 News Promo
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Channel 2 News at 4.30
1991
Chunky computer graphics for this opening in 1991.
 
The music is an updated version of WBBM's classic signature tune.


Channel 2 News
1991
A tabloid in your face style opening here... Graphics slam onto the screen, music is uptight and menacing, and announcer Scott Chapin is so hyped up he can't even say the first names of the presenters!

Channel 2 News at 6
1993
An updated look, but toned down. Using with the same music, logo, and graphics.

Click for larger image Channel 2 News at 10
1995
Click for larger image Note the similarity to WCAU's 1995 open, only this looks nicer, with a shot of the skyline. The theme is Frank Gari's Enforcer, which is based on the original WBBM/CBS signature theme but with a twist - many cuts are synthesized reorchestrations of the original 1975 theme. They seem to like this theme, having gone back to it two subsequent times after dropping it in 1997.

Click for larger image News 2 Chicago
1997
Click for larger image By 1997, WBBM was reaching new ratings lows... so the decision was made to rename the station "CBS 2" and the news "News 2 Chicago". To go with the new name, there is a big huge "CBS 2 CHICAGO" logo and a subtly huge spinning 2 in the background.

CBS2 News
2002
Theme tune is by Joe Hogue and is called "Works for You", which of course was their slogan. Graphics were crafted by Giant Octopus.
 
2nd clip - talent open


Click for larger image CBS2 News
2003
Click for larger image After new president Joe Ahern arrived at the station, WBBM relaunced with a very distinctive and eye-catching contemporary look.

Official Website
www.cbschicago.com