This morning, during his Memorial Day remarks at Arlington National Cemetery, Pres. Obama told the story of Travis Manion and Brendan Looney, roommates at the Naval Academy who were later both sent into battle. Lt. Travis Manion, a Marine, was killed on patrol in Iraq in April 2007. Three years later, Navy Seal Lt. Brendan Looney was killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan. CBS’s David Martin reported last year on how their families vowed the friends in life would be honored in death.
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CBS News president David Rhodes spoke to TVNewser earlier today about his network’s plans for covering the Osama Bin Laden news today and throughout the week, as well as his thoughts on how his network handled coverage last night.
Rhodes says that having Lara Logan on-air reporting on Bin Laden–the same night “60 Minutes” ran a piece on her assault in Egypt–made the coverage all the more important and impressive.
TVNewser: What does CBS News have planned for this story tonight?
David Rhodes: We are looking for a lot, the main thing we have going at this point is that we are doing an hour, instead of a half-hour, at 6:30. Katie [Couric] is going to be anchoring that, and that special edition of “Evening News” will all be on this one story.
“60 Minutes” will be doing something on Bin Laden Sunday, can you see expanded coverage on CBS the rest of the week?
Former ABC News legal correspondent Jan Crawford, who has dropped the Greenburg from her name, will be making her first appearance on CBS News tomorrow on “Face the Nation with Bob Schieffer.” Crawford will join CBS News congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes and national security correspondent David Martin with a look ahead to 2010.
Crawford left ABC in the fall, but a non compete kept her off the air until now. Before joining ABC, Schieffer had been a mentor to Crawford.
In honor of Veterans Day, TVNewser would like to take a moment to recognize the following TV news anchors, reporters, and technicians who’ve served in the U.S. armed forces. We apologize for those missing, of which there are likely many, but here is a brief list:
- Bob Schieffer, “Face the Nation” host
U.S. Air Force
- Oliver North, Fox News “War Stories” host
U.S. Marine Corps, retired Lieutenant Colonel
- Chris Lawrence, CNN Pentagon correspondent
U.S. Navy Reserve
- Russel L. Honoré, CNN Preparedness Contributor
U.S. Army, Retired Lieutenant General
- Steve Kroft, “60 Minutes” correspondent
U.S. Army, and worked for Stars and Stripes in Vietnam
- Charlie Gibson, ABC “World News” Anchor
U.S. Coast Guard
- Don Teague, CBS News Correspondent
U.S. Army, trained at Fort Hood
- Andy Rooney, “60 Minutes” personality
U.S. Army, and wrote for Stars and Stripes in WWII
- Greg Kelly, “Good Day New York” host, former FNC host/correspondent
U.S. Marine Corps, (and currently a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves)
- Jack H. Jacobs, MSNBC military analyst
U.S. Army, former Colonel Medal of Honor recipient
- Clark Howard, HLN Host
U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War, Captain in the Georgia State Defense Force.
- Ray Bribiesca, “60 Minutes” cameraman
U.S. Marine Corps
- Andrew Soto, “60 Minutes” editor
- Joe Murania, “60 Minutes” editor
- Sam Donaldson, ABC News reporter/anchor
U.S. Army, rising to the rank of Captain, USAR
- David Martin, CBS News correspondent
U.S. Navy, Officer for 3 years aboard a destroyer in Pearl Harbor during Vietnam
- Herb Schwartz, Pat Gillen, and Mike Pelech of CBS News
October 7th marks the eighth anniversary of the start of the war in Afghanistan, and the broadcast nets have ramped up their coverage in conjunction with that.
Tonight, CBS’s “Evening News” will begin its special coverage titled “The Road Ahead” that will occupy half of each broadcast until the 7th. David Martin, Terry McCarthy, and Lara Logan will all have special reports. Katie Couric will also interview John Kerry and John McCain remotely for as they provide side by side responses to the same questions.
Chris Cuomo reported live from the ground in Jalalabad this morning for ABC’s “Good Morning America.” He’ll also be reporting for “World News” this evening. MSNBC is airing a one-hour, Richard Engel-hosted documentary based on the emmy-winning NBC “Nightly News” series “Tip of the Spear” Sunday.
B&C’s Marisa Guthrie reports on the increased network focus on the war, as well as the cost of the reports, financially and ratings-wise. CBS News and Sports President Sean McManus told her, “This isn’t something we’re doing for ratings…Stories on wars normally don’t get good ratings.” Anderson Cooper recently spent a week in Afghanistan reporting for “AC360″ and he reiterated that sentiment to Guthrie: “I know for a fact that not a lot of Americans, no matter what they say, are interested or are willing to spend a lot of time watching. I think polls reflect that, ratings reflect that.”
The 42nd season premiere of “60 Minutes” was its best fall debut since 2005.
The show, which had a strong lead-in from the San Diego Chargers – Miami Dolphins game, drew more than 14.88 million Total Viewers earning a 4.2/11 in A25-54 and a 3.2/09 in A18-49. “60 Minutes” was up 20% from last year’s season premiere.
Sunday’s show had David Martin profile of Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the commander of coalition forces in Afghanistan; a Morley Safer interview with the court-appointed trustee of the Bernard Madoff assets; and Steve Kroft‘s story about the lucrative marketing opportunities for dead celebrities.
As the U.S. approaches the eighth anniversary of the war in Afghanistan, CBS News is broadcasting three days of special reports. “AFGHANISTAN: The Road Ahead” is an in-depth examination of the war in Afghanistan. The CBS Evening News with Katie Couric will be reformatted, with more than half of the broadcasts on Oct. 5, 6 and 7 dedicated to the subject.
Says CBS News & Sports president Sean McManus, “CBS News will devote multiple resources to providing our audience with a clearer understanding of the challenges we face in Afghanistan and the consequences of the options that confront America.”
Couric will lead the expanded coverage with reporting and analysis from Afghanistan by CBS’s Chief Foreign Correspondent Lara Logan, National Security Correspondent David Martin and Foreign Correspondent Terry McCarthy.
Related reporting also will be featured on “The Early Show,” CBS Radio News and CBSNews.com.
TVNewser has learned CBS News Correspondent David Martin will be reporting on the suspects detained for Friday’s roadside bombing in Afghanistan that killed one American soldier and injured three other people, including CBS News correspondent Cami McCormick. Martin’s report is coming up on the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric.