CBS evening news (Television program). [2007-04--excerpts], Virginia Tech Shootings


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CBS evening news (Television program). [2007-04--excerpts], Virginia Tech Shootings
Summary: "The Virginia Tech shooting was the worst mass shooting in American history. Dozens of innocent lives were taken in this senseless act and CBS News was there to provide complete coverage. CBS News coverage began with special reports that aired though out the day with anchor Russ Mitchell and continued with a several days of one hour editions of the Evening News with Katie Couric. Katie reported from various locations in Blacksburg, VA including the campus of VA Tech.

"Highlights from the week include:


Katie Couric interviewing VA Tech President Charles Steger.
Investigative correspondent Sharyl Attkisson reporting that VA Tech gunman, Cho Seung Hui, attended high school with two of his female victims.
CBS News correspondent Wyatt Andrews reporting on how Cho Seung Hui fits the Secret Service profile of the typical school shooter.
CBS News correspondent Cynthia Bowers reporting on the diversity of Cho's victims.
Technology correspondent Daniel Sieberg reporting on the methods students used to communicate with family, friends and classmates.
Former CBS News correspondent Sharyn Alfonsi reporting on student reaction to the tape Cho sent to NBC News.

"The Evening New was aggressive in reporting this story, yet compassionate enough to give the victims, families and students the respect they deserved while grieving."--2007 Peabody Awards entry form.

Corporate Producers: CBS News | CBS Television Network

Persons Appearing: Russ Mitchell (Anchor) | Katie Couric (Anchor) | Charles Steger (Interviewee) | Sharyl Attkisson (Correspondent) | Wyatt Andrews (Correspondent) | Cynthia Bowers (Correspondent) | Daniel Sieberg (Correspondent) | Sharyn Alfonsi (Correspondent)

Broadcast Date: April 16-20, 2007