Thursday, October 30, 2008

Rehabilitation with a little four legged help...that story tonight on The CBS Evening News with Katie Couric



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" Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."
- Abraham Lincoln



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Banana plants are the largest plants on earth without a woody stem. They are actually giant herbs of the same family as lilies, orchids and palms.



TONIGHT ON THE CBS EVENING NEWS

Here’s an early look at what we are working on for tonight’s broadcast from Anchor and Managing Editor, Katie Couric:

Hi everyone:

The campaigns are barreling toward the finish line with just five days left until Election Day. Both Barack Obama and John McCain are focusing on four battleground states, each trying to convince voters that he’s the best man to fix the ailing economy. So, whose message is more effective? Tonight, we'll reveal the results of a brand new CBS News/New York Times poll.

Our team of correspondents is criss-crossing the country along with the candidates. Chip Reid is with the McCain campaign, while Dean Reynolds is traveling with the Obama campaign. We’ll also check in with our Chief Washington correspondent, Bob Schieffer.

If you caught Barack Obama's half-hour special last night, you heard a lot about him as a man - and quite a bit about his proposals. But do they all add up? Can America afford what he’s proposing? Wyatt Andrews has a Reality Check.

Which brings us to taxes. Which candidate’s programs would mean higher taxes for you? Nancy Cordes breaks down the savings - or additional burden - on four families in four different tax brackets.

In California, a statewide ballot initiative is garnering as much attention as the presidential election. It’s called Proposition 8, and would amend the state constitution to ban same-sex marriages. John Blackstone reports on this emotional issue.

Finally: it's an innovative way to help rehabilitate men (and women) - with a lot of help from man's best friend. Mark Strassmann goes inside some of Colorado's harshest prisons … and finds a little tenderness.

See you tonight! Katie
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Here’s an early look at one of the stories we are working on for Friday’s broadcast: Tuna companies haul in big bucks ..while many of their workers make very little money. Did members of Congress keep them earning less than minimum wage? We'll FOLLOW THE MONEY, Friday night, only on The CBS Evening News.



TONIGHT ON DAVID LETTERMAN

Join Dave tonight with Actress Ashley Olsen and Actor Paul Rudd… Plus musical guest John Legend!



FRIDAY MORNING ON THE EARLY SHOW

Along with the top news, we are currently working on the following stories:

FORMER ARKANSAS GOVERNOR MIKE HUCKABEE - So what is John McCain's path to victory? Here to lend insight on the GOP strategy in these final few days is former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee. He's the host of a new show on FOX News called "Huckabee" airing Saturdays at 8pm.

HOW WE GOT HERE - THE EARLY SHOW anchors will be surprised live on the broadcast with a special assignment that will take each of them from the studio to a Destination Unknown. Harry Smith, Julie Chen, Maggie Rodriguez, Russ Mitchell and Dave Price will all be asked to pack their overnight bags with items that can be used in a variety of situations and climates. They haven't been told if they'll need shorts, ski pants or rain slickers. But here's what the anchors will learn: a clue given during the broadcast will hint the destination they're headed for. The anchors will then grab their overnight bags and speed to the airport, and the next time viewers see them they'll be reporting from, well...who knows where?

JOHN GALLIANO’S LATEST FASHIONS- The legendary host of Paris Mode, Marie Christiane Marek joins Julie at the Paris Opera House to discuss John Galliano's latest collection. We will have five different outfits, including hats, modeled for us live. They will discuss fashion at the time the Opera House was built, and discuss a French woman's approach to her wardrobe.

PARIS - THE CITY OF DARKNESS - Paris is known as the “City of lights,” but it also has a dark side. So this Halloween, we explore the macabre side of Paris.

PET COSTUME FASHION SHOW- It's a standard practice to dress up your kids in fun Halloween costumes, but what about your pets? We have six dogs on the plaza from Zootoo.com's Adoption site that are going to be dressed to the nines. All of the dogs will be available for viewers and plaza guests to adopt. Kids will judge which dog has the best costume and the winner will get a basket of fresh baked Halloween treats.

PUMPKIN CARVING - Our Master Pumpkin Carver, Gene Granata returns with four more craved pumpkins---the faces of our anchors: Julie, Maggie, Harry and Dave. They will be unveiled on the show.

PARIS CHOCOLATIER - It's been enjoyed by humans for at least three millennia and it's still going strong. Doctors say it's good for our mental and physical health; it's frequently included in military rations to help boost energy and morale; it's considered an aphrodisiac: women crave it and men buy it by the ton to keep them happy! Paris is home to some of the finest chocolate-makers in the world - and to some of the most demanding chocolate lovers. It's also been used by couturiers to produce incredible edible clothes, as shown in the fashion show at the Salon du Chocolat in Paris this week.

PHANTOM OF THE OPERA-20 YEARS ON BROADWAY--PERFORMANCE - After 20 years and over 8,000 shows, 'The Phantom of the Opera' remains the longest running musical in Broadway history. And here with us today is Howard McGillin, better known as 'the Phantom", to perform one of musical theater's most celebrated numbers, "The Music of the Night."

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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