Friday, November 21, 2008

Are high tech gadgets turning young people into a generation of social misfits? That story and much more TONIGHT on the CBS EVENING NEWS with Katie Couric


Quote Of The Day
"Obviously the facts are never just coming at you but are incorporated by an imagination that is formed by your previous experience. Memories of the past are not memories of facts but memories of your imaginings of the facts."
-Philip Roth

Did You Know
In 1995, KFC sold 11 pieces of chicken for every man, woman and child in the US.

Tonight On The CBS Evening News
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. I hope you had a great week.

President-elect Obama has said fixing the economy will be his top priority when he takes office in less than two months. Widespread reports say the next administration is forming its economic team - and that Mr. Obama has decided on the most key position, Treasury secretary. Stocks surged in reaction to the rumored pick, New York Federal Reserve President Timothy Geithner. Our Chip Reid has the full story. And for some analysis, I'll talk with Anthony Mason and Bob Schieffer about the economic and political implications of this pick.

Another of Mr. Obama's priorities when he takes office is shifting the military’s focus from Iraq to Afghanistan. This week, our Harry Smith is with the men and women who provide crucial air back-up for soldiers on the ground in Afghanistan, and he'll report tonight for us from the U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt.

Newton, Iowa, used to be a thriving Maytag-manufacturing town. But when the plant closed, a desperate economic slump followed … until it discovered alternative energy, and started turning things around. Dean Reynolds has the story of one city's wind-power windfall.

Today's kids seem to have been born with an iPod in their ear and a computer mouse in their hand. But is something missing from their lives? Our science and technology correspondent Daniel Sieberg examines whether being savvy online can make kids clueless about face-to-face communications. Parents, you won't want to miss seeing your kid's brain … on Google.

And for our final story, Steve Hartman heads to the hardwood to meet a college basketball player who’s a freshman … and a senior. Sounds confusing, but you’ll understand when you see him play the game he’d been dreaming about for 52 years.

See you tonight, and have a great weekend!



Due to Sports Programming, Jeff Glor anchors a West Coast-only broadcast from New York

In addition to the latest news, here are some of the stories we are working on:

Automakers are trying to convince lawmakers to give them billions of dollars to weather this financial crisis. In return automakers are saying that with the help they can be profitable soon. But as correspondent Ben Tracy reports from the Los Angeles Auto Show, profitability may not be around the corner.

Thalia Assuras reports on how, after two years and 85 million dollars, the Smithsonian Museum of American History re-opens after an extensive renovation project. Among the highlights - a new gallery for the Star Spangled Banner.

Chief White House Correspondent Jim Axelrod reports from Peru on President Bush’s last meeting of APEC. The Pacific rim nations are expected to be discussing the world financial crisis.


Russ Mitchell anchors a national broadcast of the Evening News.

A week ahead of Black Friday, correspondent Priya David, takes a look at slumping retail sales as well known chains contract and shoppers keep a tight hold on their pocketbooks. This year, retail expert Marshal Cohen, says Black Friday will only go Gray.

Michelle Miller looks at how the economic crisis and lay offs are making it difficult for parents to pay college bills - and how students at both the University of Connecticut and Boston University are worrying the money wont be there for them to complete their college degrees.

Sheila MacVicar reports from Dubai on the modern day pirates who have captured a Saudi oil tanker carrying thousands of gallons of oil - and are demanding $25 million to free the ship.

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Tonight On David Letterman

Join Dave tonight with Actor James Franco, Illustrator Bruce McCall… Plus musical
guests The Allstarz!

Tomorrow On The Saturday Early Show

Chris Wragge, Erica Hill, anchor Priya David reports the news and Lonnie Quinn brings us the weather.

Inside Jobs: Interviewing Like a Pro - Susan Morem, author of How to Get a Job and Keep It, offers advice for job-seekers in a market flooded with applicants. She will point out a few key things to do before, during and after an interview.

HealthWatch: Holiday Best of the Worst - So many courses, so many calories. Nutritionist Lisa Drayer shows us how to make smart choices at the Thanksgiving table.

Money Small Talk: The conversation at many holiday get-togethers is likely to turn to the economy and how it is hitting home. So we'll get some advice on what you can tactfully say -- and what you probably shouldn't -- about the credit crunch, anemic 401Ks, workplace worries, and vanishing bonuses.

Saturday Bargainista: When you shop can be just as important as where you shop, not only at holiday time but throughout the year. Our personal finance contributor, Vera Gibbons, reveals which days of the week consumers can score the best deals on clothing, electronics, furniture, housewares and more.

Thanksgiving Wines: Ray Isle of Food & Wine magazine recommends some inexpensive wines to complement a traditional holiday menu.

Second Cup Cafe: Nikka Costa performs songs from Pebble to a Pearl, her new album which critics describe as fiery, funky, raw and earthy, with echoes of early Motown.

Travel Steals: Barbara Messing of the new Web site will tell us about some holiday getaways you can book on the cheap. She'll also have tips on how to find travel bargains.

Chef on a Shoestring: Jon Bonnell of the Fort Worth restaurant Bonnell's Fine Texas Cuisine makes a Thanksgiving feast with a Texas flair. We've doubled our budget to $80 for this holiday spread.

Butternut Squash Soup
Creole Roasted Turkey with Sage Gravy
Andouille Sausage and Cornbread Stuffing
Green Bean Bundles with Shallot Vinaigrette and Caramelized Onions
Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake with Cinnamon Bourbon Whipped Cream

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Saturday On 48 Hours Mystery

Here’s an early preview from 48 HOURS Correspondent Erin Moriarty about Saturday’s 48 HOURS MYSTERY, The Mortgage And The Murder:

“How do you get your stories?” Viewers ask me that all the time. The case we investigate in this week’s 48 Hours Mystery came to us in a most unconventional way: I was in Columbus, Ohio for a book signing with Paul LaRosa, a producer and co-writer of Death of a Dream. Randy Ohlemacher, an investigator with the state of Ohio, came up to us with an unusual request. Could we investigate the death of his brother in Albuquerque, New Mexico? And that started us on one of the most baffling and strangest investigations that either Paul or I had conducted.

In the summer of 2005, Randy’s brother Greg and sister-in-law Bernadette were shot and killed by an intruder or intruders in their own home. Nothing appeared to be taken from the home….and the killer or killers clearly seemed to know the Ohlemachers’ routine. They were shot with a 9 mm Ruger handgun, police determined, but the weapon was never found. The Ohlemachers’ 20 year old daughter Renee, who was in the house at the time, became the prime suspect, although there was no physical evidence to tie her to the actual shooting. The case went unsolved for nearly a year when, out of the blue, the police made a shocking arrest: the Ohlemachers’ loan officer who had been allegedly arranging a second mortgage for the couple.

Oh, it’s a strange case, alright. Why would a loan officer kill his own clients? It just didn’t make any sense to Randy Ohlemacher which is why he approached Paul and me that night in Columbus, Ohio. And seven months later, we have the story for you!! -Erin Moriarty

(48 HOURS MYSTERY airs Saturday at 10pmET/9CT)

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Here's What We've Planned For Sunday Morning



This weekend, “Top Chef” judge Tom Colicchio opens up his home and his fridge to correspondent Tracy Smith, Martha Teichner celebrates the birth of bourbon and Bill Geist sinks his teeth into a burger that’s simply to die for at Chandler, Arizona’s Heart Attack Grill. All this and more when CBS SUNDAY MORNING serves up its annual food issue, Eat, Drink and Be Merry, anchored by Charles Osgood.

The television show “Top Chef” may have made Tom Colicchio a household name, but the restauranteur was already established as a force in the culinary world long before its inception. Colicchio, who grew up in New Jersey, credits his humble beginnings as the son of a school cafeteria manager and a corrections officer for his success.

In an intimate interview with Smith, he talks about foregoing college to take a series of kitchen jobs that included working at a hotel and a Burger King fast food restaurant. During that time he taught himself the finer points of cooking by reading and studying a book he now calls his bible, Jacques Pepin’s La Technique.

The experience certainly paid off. Colicchio, winner of cooking’s coveted James Beard Award, has become the guru of the simple dish saying, “I think the older you get, you’re a little more confident in your cooking ability and you sort of get rid of the bells and whistles.”

The dishes at the Heart Attack Grill in Arizona are simple enough - simple enough to do some real damage if you over indulge. That may be why they have a “doctor” and “nurses” on hand in the restaurant. Their presence certainly gave Bill Geist the courage to take on the mighty Quadruple Bypass Burger, “8,000 calories of heart-stopping goodness.” The multi-decked burger is a mountain of four beef patties and eight slices of cheese on a bun dipped in lard. Obviously, the only thing healthy here are the portions. This is one establishment that is not for the faint of heart.

Plus, Mo Rocca travels south of the border to Tijuana, Mexico to investigate the origin of the Caesar salad. Seth Doane takes a look at how American eating habits are adapting to changing economic times. And Bob Orr discovers the work of James Parker, who uses kitchen and carpentry tools to transform food into breathtaking pieces of art.

Hungry for more? Tune in to SUNDAY MORNING to enjoy everything food…EAT, DRINK, AND BE MERRY!

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Sunday On Face The Nation

TOPICS:The Auto Industry Bailout, Stock Market Troubles, and the U.S. Economy

Speaker of the House
Democrat - California

Obama Chief Economic Adviser

Sunday 60 Minutes

ASSAULT ON PELINDABA - Scott Pelley investigates the boldest assault ever on a facility containing weapons-grade uranium - a still-unsolved crime that could have had calamitous consequences.

FOR BETTER OR WORSE - Foreigners who marry Americans are entitled to become permanent residents of the U.S., but in a stricter post-9/11 world, hundreds of widows are being asked to leave the country because their husbands died - even some whose children were born in the U.S. Bob Simon reports.

REX -- Lesley Stahl catches up with Rex Lewis-Clack, a musical savant born blind and mentally impaired who, at 13 years old now, is making remarkable strides despite doctors' predictions.

Monday Morning On The Early Show

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

Here’s an early look at some of the stories we are working on for Monday’s broadcast of The Early Show.

SIMON BAKER- Actor Simon Baker will be in the studio to discuss his starring role in the popular CBS series, "The Mentalist" which airs this Tuesday at 9pm. The Golden Globe Award nominee Simon Baker, will be live on the Early Show to chat about his exciting new role!

AT HOME SPA TREATMENTS- With the unstable economy there are many ways you can cut back on your beauty expenses by doing some easy, and affordable spa treatments right from your home. Monday, we’ll be showing you how to do easy facials, extractions, full-body exfoliations, and pedicures!

THANKSGIVING JOBS- Vera Gibbons, will be live in our studio Monday to discuss part-time holiday jobs, including: what the status is this year compared to the past, what is available, and how to pursue one…

THANKSGIVING COUNTDOWN- Monday we kick off our "Thanksgiving Countdown" series talking about the star of the day: The Turkey! What's the best way to prepare the bird? Three chefs will showcase their turkey recipes and chat about how they achieved their results.

SINGING FAMILY FACE-OFF- Do you have what it takes to be the next singing sensation? We want hear you sing! The only catch is you have to sing… with your family! Join us Monday on our biggest singing-family face off in morning show history…

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