Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Elton John brings his music to Broadway...that story coming up tonight on The CBS Evening News with Katie Couric



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“The key to realizing a dream is to focus not on success but significance - and then even the small steps and little victories along your path will take on greater meaning.”
- Oprah Winfrey



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TONIGHT ON THE CBS EVENING NEWS

Here’s an early look at what we are working on from Anchor and Managing Editor of The CBS Evening News, Katie Couric

Hi everyone,

Six days and counting until Election Day, and the campaigns are moving at a furious pace. Both candidates are in Florida today - with Senator John McCain imploring his supporters not to be discouraged by new poll numbers that show him trailing in the Sunshine State and other key swing states. "Don't give up home. Be strong," he said. Chip Reid is on the trail with McCain and has the latest.

Meanwhile, Barack Obama's campaign prepares to reach into millions of living rooms tonight. Three networks and four cable channels are running a paid, half-hour infomercial about himself and his campaign. Obama is already dominating ad airtime in the big markets - so is this overkill, or a good use of his campaign funds? Dean Reynolds has the story and Jeff Greenfield joins us for some analysis.

This afternoon the Fed cut its benchmark interest rate by half of a percentage point - the second rate drop this month. Will it do anything to revive the economy? Anthony Mason reports.

Also tonight, you won't want to miss the final installment of our special series, Presidential Questions. Among the questions I pose to Barack Obama and John McCain: "What is your favorite book?" and "What would you want on your tombstone?" If you want to check out the questions they've already answered, they're right here Click Here on our Web site.

Next week in California, voters will be asked to decide a number of state issues in addition to the presidential election. None is more controversial than Proposition 8, which calls for an amendment to the state constitution that would ban same-sex marriages. John Blackstone reports.

Finally: I'll take you on a journey from the independent movie screen to Broadway. It's the journey rock legend Elton John took with his new musical - and he'll explain why “Billy Elliot” is so close to his heart.

See you tonight, Katie

For more information on these stories, please click on the following links:

Fed Cuts Key Interest Rate By Half-Point
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Campaigns Ratchet Up The Rhetoric
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See The Series: Presidential Questions
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And here's an early look at one of the stories we are working on for Thursday’s broadcast: Every year, one and a half million Americans are told they have cancer. Yet, funding for new research to help find cures and treatments...is drying up. So how do the Presidential Candidates plan to deal with the serious lack of research dollars? Find out in our special series, Where They Stand,Thursday night only on the THE CBS EVENING NEWS

If you would like more information on any of these stories or the broadcast, please click on the following address and e-mail us: evening@cbsnews.com


TONIGHT ON DAVID LETTERMAN

Join Dave tonight with Actor Alec Baldwin, Comedian Paul Mooney… Plus musical guests Ryan Adams & The Cardinals!


THURSDAY MORNING ON THE EARLY SHOW

Julie Chen, Maggie Rodriguez, Harry Smith, Russ Mitchell will anchor the EARLY SHOW from New York. Dave Price will bring us the weather.

Along with the top news of the day, we will also have the following stories:

SOARING AIRFARES - New research data is showing that this year’s holiday airfares are the highest in record history. We’ll talk about it, and get insight from someone who works for a leading airline company.

DESTINATION UNKNOWN - We will kick off our series Destination Unknown where we send one of the five anchors to a mystery place somewhere in the world. They have no idea where they’re going, or for how long, or WHAT they have to do while they’re there… but they’ll find out! Thursday, our first anchor is being sent off - find out WHO it is and where they’re going!!

HIGH HEELS AND HARD TIMES - For some women, skimping on shopping and buying wants in a time of need includes a pair of fabulous high heel shoes. And various trends have shown that the harder the economic times, the higher the heels. Laurel Pinson is editor of lucky magazine will be here to help explain why some women find power in their heels when money is tight.

FIVE TRICKS FOR SAVING MONEY AT HALLOWEEN - Halloween can be a frightening time of year, especially for those who are struggling financially and looking to save a few bucks. From candy to costumes; enjoy trick-or-treating while sticking to a budget with our 5 easy tips.

JOHN LEGEND PERFORMS! - Grammy award winner John Legend is back in our studio to perform a song from his new album "Evolver."

If you would like more information on any of these stories or the broadcast, please click on the following address and e-mail us: earlyshow@cbs.com



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