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CBS News Revives ‘On the Road’ Segment, Steve Hartman to Report

The “CBS Evening News” is bringing back its classic “On the Road” segments made famous by Charles Kuralt on he program in the 1960′s and 1970′s. For the 21st century installment of the program, Steve Hartman has been tapped as the correspondent to do the exploring.

TVNewser spoke to Hartman this morning about bringing the segment back.

[CBS News chairman] Jeff Fager decided he wanted to bring it back, asked me if I would be willing, and I said I would, although as much as it is an honor, it is also incredibly frightening, as I don’t see how anybody could live up to that title,” Hartman says. “It is intimidating, I mean he was so good, and he would write beautifully. They are going to be very hard shoes to fill, that is for sure.”

Hartman says he watched a number of Kuralt’s classic pieces, and has followed up on a number of them. The first new “On the Road” segment airs tonight.

“We have a pretty good idea of what we are going to do for the next couple, they are, in a lot of ways similar to what I have been doing, but now I am going to have all the more pressure to make them better,” Hartman says.

What should viewers expect? Anyone who remembers the Kuralt pieces should have a good idea:
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CBS News Correspondent Shot Summer Story Last Winter

hartman_7.28.jpgCBS News correspondent Steve Hartman gets an A for effort for his piece last night on the Evening News.

Earlier this year, in the dead of Winter, Hartman anticipated doing one of those “It’s so hot out” summer stories. So he planned ahead. He tells’s Couric & Co. blog, “Last winter I started thinking about how people always complain about the weather. I decided then to do a story about it and shot some interviews and a portion of my on-cameras. Then, when summer rolled around, I went back to the exact same locations and shot the other half of the on camera interludes.”

Check out his story after the jump…

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Hartman, Kagan On ‘The Pet Beat’

SHartman.jpgCBS News correspondent Steve Hartman and former CNNer Daryn Kagan are featured in the current issue of Best Friends Magazine, a publication for pet owners. Excerpts from the article — titled “The Pet Beat” — about journalists who sometimes report on animal stories:

Kagan.jpg• “If I could do one genre to do day in and day out, it would be animal stories,” says Hartman. “I want people to smile, to feel good….and to feel good about the planet we live on…No person is as pure and as good as an animal.”

• Kagan says she loves her ‘good news’ website, — “I don’t feel like I’m working.” The magazine also reports that “syndication, internet, and book deals are all in the works” for Kagan in the future.

CBS Evening News Wins Murrow for Best Newscast

KC_6.29.jpgFor the second year in a row, the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric has won the Edward R. Murrow award for best evening newscast. CBS News submitted the broadcast of Nov. 12, 2008 to the RTNDA judges. The program led with the economic bailout coverage from correspondents Anthony Mason and Sharyl Attkisson. Other reports came from Armen Keteyian, Seth Doane, Mark Strassmann, and Steve Hartman.

Rick Kaplan is the EP of the CBS Evening News. Katie Couric is the managing editor.

CBS News and Sports president Sean McManus says the broadcast, “simply is the best daily news program on television,” adding, “once again, the industry experts are giving CBS Evening News the critical acclaim it deserves.”