Monday, January 12, 2009

Tonight on the CBS Evening News... An exclusive investigation where much of the financial bailout cash is WINDING UP. We'll Follow the Money.

 



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Every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life are based on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am still receiving. "
- Albert Einstein


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Coffee, as a world commodity, is second only to oil.  
 


Tonight On The CBS Evening News
 

Here’s an early look at one of the stories 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 weekend.

It's the first day of the last full week of Mr. Bush's presidency. And he kicked off the week with his final press conference. The president grew nostalgic as he reflected on his eight years in office, but also grew a little feisty as he defended his administration’s response to various crises and his record in the war on terror. We'll show you the highlights.

From there, we'll turn abroad. With the conflict in Gaza in its 17th day, Israeli ground forces edged closer to the urban center of Gaza City as warplanes pounded Hamas leaders' homes. Now, Israel is trying to decide whether to wind the operation down soon - or accelerate. Mark Phillips has the latest.

Hundreds of billions in bailout money - where did your tax dollars actually go? Sharyl Attkisson digs deep into the story - and what she discovered about the process, in which some banks won big while others lost out, may surprise many of you. Our CBS News investigation Follows the Money tonight.

While U.S. automakers are still trying to stay financially stable, at the annual North American International Auto show this week in Detroit, they're seeing lots and lots of green. No, not money, but energy-efficient technology. Anthony Mason shows us some of the top auto innovations this year.

As a special feature this week, we're ending every broadcast with a piece that looks ahead to - and shares some insight on - Inauguration Day. Tonight, Michelle Miller introduces one man who was helping to break racial barriers long before Barack Obama was even born. Now he's heading to Washington to welcome our country's first black president into office.

See you tonight,

Katie


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Here’s an early look at one of the stories we are working on for Tuesday’s broadcast of The CBS Evening News: TOMORROW NIGHT, ONLY on The CBS Evening News.
She's a contemporary American poet who has accepted the challenge of a lifetime---writing a poem for President Elect Obama's historic Inauguration. We'll meet Elizabeth Alexander in our special series, Road to the Inauguration ...TOMORROW NIGHT, ONLY on The CBS Evening News. 

 


Tonight On David Letterman

Join Dave tonight with Comedian Billy Crystal and “American Idol” judge Kara DioGuardi!


 Tuesday 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

NEW USES FOR OLD THINGS - Everyone is looking for ways to cut costs these days - and one of the best solutions is taking items you already have and making them work double duty! Tuesday, we will have Real Simple Magazine's Kris Connell to show us new uses for old products.

TV CONVERSION 101 - The presidential change isn't the only transition in Washington making waves. Last week, the Federal Government revealed that it has run out of money to support a coupon program that would help millions of consumers pay for converter boxes to help aide the switch from analog to digital TVs... So what does this all mean? And will you be affected? Joining us will be Joel Kelsey, policy analyst for Consumer Union with some televisions and converter boxes to help us understand exactly what we should be looking for.

PRESIDENT BUSH’S PARTING THOUGHTS - In his final press conference as President, George W. Bush reflected on the last eight years and admitted to some of the mistakes he's made. With more on that, we're joined by Dan Bartlett, former Senior Advisor to President Bush and CBS News consultant, who will have more analysis of Bush’s final words to the public, as President.

FAMILIES IN THE WHITE HOUSE - Barack Obama’s mother in law will most likely be moving into 1600 Pennsylvania Ave in the upcoming weeks which has been rather unusual in the most recent presidential terms. We’ll take a look at other first family full time guests over the years and some of the more unusual activities that have happened behind closed doors - and even on rooftops!

 



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