—CBS News Podcast: Death Toll in Syria
SYRIA CONFLICT: MATAZ SUHEIL INTERVIEW
As the international community tries to build support for a peace conference on Syria, a London-based group that monitors the number of dead in the conflict has released new numbers. This is the CBS News Podcast of my interview with Mataz Suheil of Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
—CBS News Podcast: Prescription Drug Spending
HEALTHCARE SPENDING: MICHAEL KLEINROCK INTERVIEW
Spending on prescription drugs in the U.S. fell for the first time last year, according to a company that’s tracked drug spending since the 1950s. This is the CBS News Podcast of my interview with Michael Kleinrock of IMS Health about that and other healthcare trends in the company’s new study.
—CBS News Podcast: Roger Ebert Remembered
ROGER EBERT REMEMBERED: LEONARD MALTIN INTERVIEW
Film reviewer Roger Ebert has died following a battle with cancer. He was 70. This is the CBS News podcast of my interview with his fellow film critic Leonard Maltin.
—CBS News Podcast: Arming School Staff
PROTECTING SCHOOLS: RANDI WEINGARTEN INTERVIEW
A task force sponsored by the National Rifle Association has released a report that suggests arming staff members at schools around the nation. The report includes a 40-to-60-hour training program for staff members who are qualified and can pass background checks. This is the CBS News podcast of my interview with Randi Weingarten of the American Federation of Teachers about the proposal.
Experts say the universal background check mandated by the new law could curb suicides in Colorado.
—CBS News Podcast: "Tonight Show" Succession
“TONIGHT SHOW” MOVE: BILL CARTER INTERVIEW
There’s growing buzz around the succession plans for NBC’s “Tonight Show.” The New York Times reports NBC has made a commitment to Jimmy Fallon to take the reigns from Jay Leno, and as part of the deal the show would relocate from its longtime home in Burbank, California. This is the CBS News podcast of my interview with Bill Carter of the Times about his report.
The Japanese architect was cited for “a body of work that combines conceptual innovation with superbly executed buildings.”
Nice Evening News piece on the 75th Anniversary of the World News Roundup.
—CBS News Podcast: Benedict and Sex Abuse
BENEDICT AND ABUSE CLAIMS: DAVID CLOHESSY INTERVIEW
Benedict XVI faced a number of challenges and scandals during his papacy, including new claims of sexual abuse by priests. This is the CBS News Podcast of my interview with victims advocate David Clohessy of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests on that aspect of Benedict’s legacy.