James Horner, a two-time Academy Award-winning composer, has composed the new musical theme for the CBS EVENING NEWS WITH KATIE COURIC, which debuts on Tuesday, Sept. 5 (6:30-7:00 PM, ET). The musical theme will also be integrated into other CBS News programs over time.
Horner is one of today’s most successful composers of music for film. He won Oscars for Best Original Score and Best Original Song (“My Heart Will Go On”) for “Titanic” and has received seven additional Oscar nominations for his scores from “Apollo 13,” “Braveheart,” “Aliens,” “Field of Dreams,” “A Beautiful Mind,” “House of Sand and Fog” and the song “Somewhere Out There” from “An American Tail.” He is the recipient of six Grammy Awards and two Golden Globe Awards. Among the more than 100 film scores Horner has composed are those for “Legends of the Fall,” “The Mask of Zorro,” “Glory,” “Patriot Games” and “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.”
Horner spent his formative years living in London, where he attended the prestigious Royal Academy of Music. He also received a bachelor’s degree in music composition from the University of Southern California and both master’s and doctoral degrees in music composition from UCLA.
In the 58-year history of the CBS EVENING NEWS, four different musical themes have been used. Prior to the first, which was added in 1962 when Walter Cronkite anchored the broadcast, the sound of a teletype machine was heard under the voiced opening announcement.