Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Terror attacks in India...could they happen here? That story tonight on the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric

 

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“Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose. “
-Helen Keller



DID YOU KNOW?
The white part of an egg is the albumen.


TONIGHT ON THE CBS EVENING NEWS

Here’s an early look at what we are working on from Early Show anchor Maggie Rodriguez in for Anchor and Managing Editor of The CBS Evening News, Katie Couric

Hello everyone. This is Maggie Rodriguez filling in for Katie.

We’ll begin tonight with a developing story from India: Terrorist gunmen blitzed the city of Mumbai today, attacking luxury hotels, a crowded train station and a restaurant. Dozens of people were killed in the highly coordinated attack apparently targeting westerners. At last word, the terrorists were holding hostages. Mark Phillips will have the latest.

Here at home, for the first time in five years, fewer Americans are traveling for Thanksgiving. Airports are a lot less crowded. Highways not nearly as jammed. Sharyl Attkisson reports on how the slowing economy is affecting the holiday travel season.

Also, the drop in consumer spending last month was the biggest monthly decline since 9/11 - and much steeper than expected. Will Black Friday help pull in shoppers? Michelle Miller looks at the tactics retailers are using in hopes of turning the numbers around.

It was a landmark case over cyber-bullying, in which a 13-year-old Missouri girl committed suicide. Today, the woman accused of playing an Internet hoax on that girl was convicted of misdemeanors. Why wasn't she handed more serious charges? John Blackstone reports.

Finally tonight, if you remember the late reporter Charles Kuralt, you know he traveled many a road during his career at CBS News. On his way, he met perhaps the speediest man on New York City's bustling streets. Tonight, Steve Hartman retraces Kuralt's steps and catches up with the daredevil bike messenger.

See you tonight and have a great Thanksgiving! Maggie

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

Scores Killed In India Terror Attacks
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Cyber-Bullying Mom Guilty Of Lesser Charge
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And here's an early look at one of the stories we are working on for Thursday’s broadcast: Their fans just go to games just to watch the half-time show…We’ll tell you what makes this band so great...and why their performances are unlike anything you've ever seen before! That story and more, Thursday night only on 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 Actress Teri Hatcher… Plus musician Ludacris!


THURSDAY 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 a few of the stories we are working on for tomorrow’s broadcast

THANKSGIVING EASY APPETIZERS - Although you are gearing up for a big Thanksgiving dinner, everyone at your house will want a few snacks to nibble on before the meal. Joining us with some easy appetizer ideas is Elizabeth Karmel, cookbook author and executive chef of "Hill Country" restaurant here in New York City.

SAILOR SHOUT OUTS TO THEIR FAMILIES - Last week when The Early Show traveled to the North Arabian Sea to report live from the U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt, we made sure that the brave men and women serving onboard had the opportunity to send their Thanksgiving wishes back home to their loved ones in the United States. We’ll show a few of the sailors’ shout outs to their families in the states.

THANKSGIVING SEXY SIDES - Give your family something to talk about around the table ... By adding a little extra flavor to some of your favorite side dishes. Elizabeth Karmel from Hill Country restaurant is back with some ideas.

EASY HOLIDAY CLEAN UP - Love Thanksgiving but hate the cleanup? You’re not alone…cleaning up on Thanksgiving can be quite the task, especially if you have guests. We’ll give you some tips on a quick and easy cleanup this holiday season, so you can have more time to enjoy yourself.

A WAR VETERAN’S SPECIAL WELCOME HOME - Marine War Veteran Andrew Robinson was paralyzed from the chest down when the military Humvee he was riding in was bombed in Iraq. With the help of hundreds of volunteers, he's now receiving a brand new customized home from the non-profit organization “Homes for Our Troops.” CBS News correspondent Kimberly Dozier spent time with Andrew and his wife Sara in their home in New Jersey, and at the Marine Corps Marathon that both Kimberly and Andrew participated in.

PORTION CONTROL THIS THANKSGIVING - Trying to stay thin this holiday season? Portion control is one major way to watch your weight, and it’s not the easiest thing to control - especially around the holidays. We’ll tell you how to change your eating this Thanksgiving so you can stay on your diet and still have a good, relaxing time.

OBAMA’S TRANSITION IS GOING STRONG - President-elect Obama will not be making any public appearances on this Thanksgiving...But this week he held three press conferences to unveil his new economic team and hint his new policies. The move has led some to wonder who is really in charge right now, Obama or President Bush? Joining us will be Andrew Card, former chief of staff to President Bush.

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


SATURDAY ON 48 HOURS MYSTERY, 9pmET/8CT

Here’s an early look at what’s coming up Saturday on a SPECIAL 2 hour 48 HOURS MYSTERY, Drawn to Murder:

On the morning of February 11, 1987, the half naked body of 37-year-old Peggy Hettrick was found in a field in Fort Collins, Colorado… Police canvassed every house near the crime scene, talking with businessmen, housewives and neighbors who all said they had seen nothing suspicious. But police were quick to zero in on Tim Masters, who lived a stone’s throw from the field. Masters, then a 15-year-old with not a lot of friends, but no history of trouble, usually cut through that same field to catch the school bus. Tim’s footprints were in the field… but he hadn’t reported a thing. Upon searching the residence, police discovered all sorts of graphic drawings - mutilation, dismemberment. But at the time, that simply wasn’t enough evidence to arrest Tim Masters.

Years passed and the case went cold… until 1997 when one cop would find an ally to put a new spin on the best evidence the police had. . . Tim’s drawings. More than a decade after the crime, Masters went to prison in 1999 …sentenced to life behind bars without parole… for a grisly murder he swears he didn’t commit. Then, a starting revelation would challenge the conviction. Was there a much more likely suspect? Now, after years of hearings and petitions and unsuccessful appeals, a judge could make a ruling that would set Masters free. Who REALLY killed Peggy Hettrick?

A SPECIAL 2 hour 48 HOURS MYSTERY airs Saturday at 9pmET/8CT

If you would like more information, please click on the following address and e-mail us at: 48hours@cbsnews.com



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