Monday, October 27, 2008

A purple tomato and its healing properties...that story tonight on The CBS Evening News with Katie Couric


“Don't tell me where your priorities are. Show me where you spend your money and I'll tell you what they are.”
- James W. Frick

Chocolate syrup was used for blood in the famous 45 second shower scene in Alfred Hitchcock's movie, Psycho, which actually took 7 days to shoot.


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

Hi everyone,

In eight days, Americans will elect a new president. Barack Obama is making what his campaign called his "closing argument" today. At rallies in Ohio and Pennsylvania, he called for ending Wall Street greed - and championing the middle class. Dean Reynolds has the latest.

For John McCain, this final stretch is all about the economy, taxes and jobs. He's also in Ohio today as he heads into the final sprint to the finish line. Chip Reid is with the McCain campaign.

And I'll have the rest of the news from the trail in our Campaign '08 Notebook. Also, if you watched our show last Friday, you learned that Las Vegas casino chiefs have stacked their chips behind the McCain campaign. Tonight, Sharyl Attkisson investigates where Barack Obama gets the bulk of his campaign funding in what has become the most expensive election in history.

Aside from the presidential race, one election battle that’s getting a lot of attention is in South Dakota. Known as Initiative 11, this measure would make abortion a crime, except in the case of rape, incest or the health of the mother. Kelly Cobiella reports if it passes, its ramifications could go far beyond state borders.

Also tonight: Dr. Jon LaPook has an important story about research into preventing prostate cancer. And Cynthia Bowers has the latest developments in the massive manhunt - that seems to now have ended - for Jennifer Hudson's 7-year-old nephew.

Finally tonight, whether you say "tomato" or "to-MAH-to," this new version of this fruit will leave you saying "huh?!" Mark Phillips shows us a tomato of a different color.

See you tonight, Katie

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Obama Makes His "Closing Argument
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And here's an early look at one of the stories we are working on for Tuesday’s broadcast: As seniors face sky high premiums and prescription costs…what can they expect from Medicare in the future? We'll look at how John McCain and Barack Obama plan to fix the system in our series, Where They Stand, Tuesday night on the THE CBS EVENING NEWS.

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Join Dave tonight with Political Commentator Bill O’Reilly, and from “The Hills,” Lauren Conrad.


Harry Smith, Maggie Rodriquez and Julie Chen anchor the broadcast. Russ Mitchell reports the news and Dave Price reports the weather.

In addition to the top news of the day, we will also feature the following stories

AMANDA KNOX MURDER CASE DEVELOPMENTS - Meredith Kercher, a 21-year-old student from Leeds University in England, was found dead in her bedroom November 2, 2007 from a stab wound to the neck. Prosecutors say she was killed while an unwilling participant of a sex game between Knox, Raffaele Sollecito and Rudy Guede. Prosecutors rejected claims Monday that police who handled the murder case of a British exchange student in Perugia Italy, contaminated evidence used for its case. The court ordered that the American exchange student from Seattle Washington, Amanda Knox, and former Italian boyfriend, Sollecito stand trial for the murder. We will bring you the latest developments in this case, live from Italy.

OIL PRICES ARE COMING DOWN BUT OTHER PRICES AREN'T - Oil prices are dropping and people around the country are rejoicing! But what about those expensive food and airline prices? Why haven’t they come down? Hattie Kauffman will do a report on the prices around the country - why they are still going up despite the decrease in oil prices…and when you will see relief.

OBAMA’S BARBER SHOP - Early Show contributing correspondent Laura Schwartz will be reporting live from the Hyde Park Barber Shop, where Barack Obama has been a loyal customer for over 10 years. She will find out how often he visits the shop, how much he pays, how much he tips…and why the customers and employees are already planning a “victory party” in Obama’s honor.

ENERGY DIET - Susan Koeppen put one family on a new “energy diet”… They changed light bulbs to more energy efficient ones, they remembered to turn off lights, they cleaned lint drawer, washed clothing in cold water, turned off heat dry on dishwasher, insulated pipes, etc...And in the end -- their power company says they will save 1100 dollars a year based on the changes they made. We’ll show you how you can do the same thing and save big bucks.

HALLOWEEN DVDS - With Halloween coming just around the corner, Dalton Ross, Entertainment Weekly's editor-at-large, discusses his favorite horror movies that are available on DVD. His picks are Night of the Living Dead, Halloween, The Shining, Psycho, and The Exorcist. The Early Show anchors will also share some of their own favorite horror movies.

THE HUNGRY SCIENTIST - In the last few years people seem to have rediscovered what it means to cook. Cooking brings flavor to the forefront, teaches important math skills, and yes, even teaches science. From the thermo-dynamics of heat, to the chemistry of gastronomy; there is all sorts of science involved with food. And from creating electric lollipops to edible underwear, The Hungry Scientist walks readers (techies, foodies and science junkies) through the interesting scientific aspects of food. Authors Lily Binns and Patrick Buckley-- co-authors of the book, are here to talk about how they came to the idea of edible science, and are also here to show us some of their crazy flavor experiments.

ECO-FRIENDLY HALLOWEEN- Columnist and contributing editor Danny Seo, of Better Homes and Gardens Magazine will fill us in on how we can have an eco friendly Halloween before, during, and after the festivities!

JOHN LEGEND PERFORMS LIVE - singer/songwriter John Legend made quite a splash on the music scene four years ago with his debut album Get Lifted …Lifting him to the top of the charts and earning him 3 Grammy awards. Tuesday, he releases his third studio effort, the highly anticipated Evolver and will join us live in the studio to sing a song from

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