Thursday, January 15, 2009

Survivor stories from the plane crash in the Hudson River. Hear from eyewitnesses and see how the amazing rescue operation went down TONIGHT, ONLY on THE CBS EVENING NEWS with Katie Couric



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Tonight On The CBS Evening News

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

Hi everyone,

We'll begin our broadcast with breaking news: U.S. Airways flight 1549 went down in the Hudson River this afternoon after taking off from New York's LaGuardia airport. With a massive rescue effort underway this afternoon, our correspondents are working on the story and will have the very latest this evening.

Randall Pinkston will report on the remarkable police and firefighter response on the water, as preliminary reports say all of the roughly 150 passengers on board have been taken off the plane. Luckily, no fatalities have been reported.

CBS News chief investigative correspondent Armen Keteyian will report on exactly how an incident like this could happen. And Bob Orr, a correspondent and aviation expert, will provide more details and analysis from Washington.

Meanwhile, the frigid blast of arctic air that's moved across the Midwest and Great Plains is now socking the Northeast, with bitterly cold temperatures and snow showers. By the way, they’re still breaking records in the Midwest. In Bismarck, North Dakota, it hit 44 below zero today, the coldest it’s been there in 59 years. Cynthia Bowers will have the latest on the deep freeze and THE EARLY SHOW weather anchor Dave Price will explain how the weather could affect the Inauguration festivities in Washington.

Drug maker Eli Lilly and Co. said it's agreed to pay a $1.4 billion settlement after criminal and civil investigations into the marketing of antipsychotic drug Zyprexa. The company was accused of targeting the elderly in nursing homes and living facilities, promoting Zyprexa for illnesses that it’s not approved to treat. Sharyl Attkisson takes a closer look at exactly what happened.

Join us for all this and more 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 Friday’s broadcast:

We'll go behind the scenes with the man who's been keeping Inaugural festivities afloat since Harry Truman was President. Our special series, Road to the Inauguration continues Friday 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 Kyra Sedgwick and News Correspondent Gwen Ifill!



Friday 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 from Burlington, VT.

The Early Show will lead the 7:00am ET hour with this story

US AIRWAYS PLANE CRASH AND AVIATION EXPERT - A US Airways plane crashed into the Hudson River on Thursday afternoon after striking a bird or flock of birds that disabled two engines, sending passengers fleeing for safety in the frigid waters. US Airways Flight 1549 had just taken off from LaGuardia Airport enroute to Charlotte, N.C., when the crash occurred in the river in midtown Manhattan. The Early Show will speak to aviation experts about how these types of crashes happen, and what steps the pilots may have taken to ensure passenger safety.

And, here is a look at a few of the features we are working on for Friday morning’s broadcast

AMANDA KNOX TRIAL AND INTERVIEW WITH PARENTS - The murder trial of University of Washington student Amanda Knox is set to begin Friday in Perugia, Italy, where Knox studied. Prosecutors have indicated the court intends to hold a maximum of 2 sessions of the trial each week. Lawyers say it could last a year. We will bring you the latest on this trial with a live report from Perugia. Also joining us Friday morning will be Amanda's parents Curt Knox and Edda Mellas.

CONJOINED TWINS SURGERY UPDATE - On Thursday, doctors in Phoenix surgically separated conjoined twins Angel and Alex. Maggie Rodriguez introduced us to the boys several months ago. We will speak to the leading doctor in the surgery, Dr. Stuart Lacey, Pediatric surgeon at Phoenix Children's Hospital, about how the procedure went and the condition of the two boys.

INAUGURATION: INVOLVING YOUR KIDS- Lots of people are anticipating inauguration day, including kids! Mary Giles, Executive Editor of Family Fun Magazine will be in our studio to show your viewers some great patriotic crafts and treats that the entire family can enjoy for the big celebration.

ACTRESS TONI COLLETTE - From "Muriel's Wedding" to "The Sixth Sense" to "Little Miss Sunshine," Academy Award nominee Toni Collette has been entertaining film audiences for fifteen years. This Sunday she brings her immense talents to the small screen as star of the Showtime series "The United States of Tara." Collette will be joining us live in the studio to talk about her new TV role!

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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