Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Katie Couric's EXCLUSIVE interview with Barack Obama. . . Find out what he said about the new Bin Laden tape...and the questions surrounding his pick for Treasury chief. TONIGHT, ONLY on the CBS EVENING NEWS



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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,

In a special broadcast from Washington, D.C., tonight, I'll show you my exclusive interview with President-elect Barack Obama. Earlier today, I asked him about the questions surrounding his pick for Treasury chief, Timothy Geithner, and how he'll work with Congress as president. Also: What did Mr. Obama say would be his No. 1 priority as president? And what's his reaction to the new purported Osama bin Laden tape? You won't want to miss the answers.

On that new tape, al-Qaeda’s chief urges Muslims to launch a jihad against Israel. He focuses on harnessing anger over the Gaza offensive, and ties the decline of America's dominance on the world stage to Israel's attacks. David Martin has the latest.

In the icy Midwest, Dave Price will have the latest in low temperatures, wind and snow … and all of the havoc this mid-winter freeze is wreaking for residents.

Also, unraveling the mystery behind a pilot who's accused of faking his own death. He was captured, very much alive, at a campsite in Florida, after jumping from his plane before it crashed in Alabama. Chief Investigative Correspondent Armen Keteyian explains that pilot Marcus Schrenker had many reasons to try to disappear.

Finally tonight, nearly 1,400 bands and groups applied to be part of next week's inaugural parade. Only a few dozen made the cut. Continuing our series, Road to the Inauguration, Steve Hartman meets one little drum band that beat the odds.

See you tonight,

Katie

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

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And here's an early look at one of the stories we are working on for Thursday’s broadcast:

The entire world will be watching and listening....when he performs for our new President next week in Washington. Superstar cellist, Yo Yo Ma, in our special series, Road to the Inauguration... That's 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 Clint Eastwood… Plus musical guests Randy Rogers Band!



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.

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

DAVID BECH: UNDER SINK MAKEOVERS - Americans generate about 60 billion pounds of plastic waste each year, almost half of which comes from discarded cleaning products. If you are looking to revamp your cabinets and storage space this New Year, sifting through your cleaning products will be a good way to make more space and help the environment by recycling. Financial author and green living expert, David Bach, will join us with tips from his latest book “Go Green, Live Rich” to show you how to detoxify, de-clutter and simplify the cleaning products lurking under our sinks….

HOW OBAMA WILL USE TECHNOLOGY IN HIS PRESIDENCY - The web helped Barack Obama reach out to millions of Americans when he was running for the Presidency…and many believe it helped him win. And for the first time in history, this president plans to use the web to communicate with the public while he's Commander in Chief. CBS News Science and Technology correspondent Daniel Sieberg will tell us about the unique ways that Obama and his administration plan to make the internet a key way for the public to communicate to the government.

GYM MEMBERSHIPS REDUCED - Joining a gym is usually a priority in the New Year, but with the economy tanking, are health clubs feeling the crunch as well? Believe it or not, the result could benefit consumers, as membership fees are dropping dramatically. EARLY SHOW contributor Vera Gibbons will show us how we can get the best bang for our buck at the gym and even get some monthly freebees.

PETER MAX PAINTS 44 OBAMAS - Artist Peter Max has painted every living president and just about anything you can think of...In honor of the president-elect, Peter Max has painted 44 pictures of Obama, and he will reveal them for the first time to us Early Show.

ROAD TO INAUGURATION: WHAT SHOULD OBAMA DO FIRST - In two weeks, when Barack Obama officially moves into the White House and becomes commander in chief, there will be a lot of issues on his plate…and many people wonder, which problem will he spearhead first? Dave Price sat down with a few elementary school kids to find out what they thought should be the first priority as Obama takes office.

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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