CHICAGO (CBS) — DECADES, the new multicast TV network from CBS Television Stations and Weigel Broadcasting Co., will officially launch on Monday.
The DECADES multicast network broadcasts on the digital sub-channels of the CBS Television Stations and other broadcast groups.
You can watch DECADES over the air on Channel 2.2 and on local cable systems, including COMCAST channel 338 or Wide Open West Channel 172.
DECADES will feature a unique “daily time capsule” lineup exploring different years, trends or events. Programming will include a one-hour original series as well as popular TV shows and films chosen to immerse viewers in that day’s DECADES context. Programmed as a six-hour block, the schedule will be repeated four times each weekday, giving viewers in all time zones multiple opportunities to tune in.
The Memorial Day lineup will feature the original series “Through the Decades” with an exploration of the Memorial Day holiday in American history, the debut of the Summer movie blockbuster “Star Wars” that made this weekend a theatrical pop culture event, and the tragic Chicago air disaster of American Flight 191, lost on this day in 1979.
Each story will present events using historic CBS News footage and reporting from the era, along with a modern look back to provide context.
Building on the Memorial Day theme, the day will also feature the theatrical anti-war movie “Hair” alongside the comedic TV series “Hogan’s Heroes” and the dramatic war series “The Rat Patrol”, letting viewers experience contrasting depictions of combat and patriotism in entertainment. Presenting the Holiday weekend blockbuster phenomena, we feature a profile of director George Lucas, who premiered “Star Wars” on Memorial Day 1977.
DECADES will feature the original one-hour weekday program “Through the Decades” presenting historical CBS News and “Entertainment Tonight” footage, along with other archival elements. Emmy and Peabody Award-winning journalist Bill Kurtis hosts “Through the Decades”, which unlocks our shared history. Viewers will explore the decades of the 1950s through the 1990s, where they can relive, remember and relate each day.
Each weekend, DECADES will binge classic TV shows such as “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” “The Untouchables,” “The Beverly Hillbillies,” “Dark Shadows,” “I Love Lucy” and more starting Saturdays at 1pm EST. Viewers will enjoy continuous episodes of a series each weekend in an easy to watch, binge style schedule.