The ITN Morning News began on 15 February 1988 with the advent of 24-hour television on ITV. It originally ran for an hour from 5:00am and was the first pre-subscription television outlet in Britain to broadcast regular segments from CNN. The first thirty minutes included a broadcast of the ITN World News, a bulletin intended for the international audience and composed solely of major world stories, and the second thirty minutes focused on national news stories. The practice of including the ITN World News as part of an “hour-long” ITN Morning News ended by March 1991, and the time slot was amended accordingly to 5:30.

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