CBSN Hits Primetime With 'On Assignment' TV Newsmagazine
It is the second new primetime newsmagazine to get a tryout this summer after Megyn Kelly's NBC News series.
CBS News bows its primetime summer series CBSN: On Assignment, with an hour that looks at the child recruits of ISIS.
The series kicks off Monday, July 31 at 10 p.m. and will run for several weeks this summer. It is designed to showcase the network’s CBSN brand — and introduce potential new users to the net’s digital news destination.
The first installment will feature Charlie D’Agata’s report from Mosul, Iraq where ISIS leaders are training a generation of children in their terrorist crusade. Also on the first hour, Adam Yamaguchi in Japan as the country looks to robots to fill the void left by an extreme population decline (some Japanese are even taking the robots as roommates) and Vladimir Duthiers investigation into visa fraud that is allowing foreign workers to take jobs in America.
The series will showcase stories that will bring viewers inside some of the most complex and interesting issues facing our country and the globe,” notes executive producer Mosheh Oinounou. “Our goal is to bring unique voices and perspectives and a kind of immersive storytelling and production style not typically seen on network television.”
On Assignment also will be available on CBSN and CBS All Access. It is the second new newsmagazine to bow this summer after NBC News last June premiere its high-profile Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly — which has generated headlines for at least one controversial interview.