Scott Pelley, Norah O’Donnell Anchor Special Pope Francis Coverage

By Chris Ariens Comment

Scott Pelley will follow-up his quick Vatican chat with Pope Francis–which aired on 60 Minutes last night–with extensive coverage of the Pope’s visit to the U.S. this week. Pelley and CBS This Morning co-host Norah O’Donnell will anchor live coverage of the Pope’s arrival at Andrews Air Force Base Tuesday, his meeting with President Obama at the White House, his address to a joint meeting of Congress, and his speech at the United Nations General Assembly. CBS News Correspondent Allen Pizzey is traveling aboard the papal plane and reporting on the trip.

Here are CBS’s full plans.

CBS NEWS WILL PROVIDE EXTENSIVE COVERAGE AND ORIGINAL REPORTING OF POPE FRANCIS’ HISTORIC TRIP TO AMERICA ON THE CBS TELEVISION NETWORK AND ACROSS ALL PLATFORMS

“CBS Evening News” Anchor and Managing Editor Scott Pelley and “CBS This Morning” Co-Host Norah O’Donnell Will Lead The Network’s Multi-Platform Coverage

CBS News will provide extensive coverage and original reporting of Pope Francis’ historic trip to America on the CBS Television Network and across all platforms, including his visit to Cuba and throughout his trip to Washington, D.C., New York City and Philadelphia.

CBS EVENING NEWS Anchor and Managing Editor Scott Pelley and CBS THIS MORNING Co-Host Norah O’Donnell will anchor live coverage of the pope’s arrival at Joint Base Andrews; his meeting with President Obama at the White House; his address to a joint meeting of Congress; and his speech at the United Nations General Assembly. CBS News Correspondent Allen Pizzey is travelling aboard the papal plane and reporting on the trip.

In addition, O’Donnell will co-host CBS THIS MORNING (7:00-9:00 AM) live from Washington, D.C. Wednesday, Sept. 23 and Thursday, Sept. 24. Pelley will anchor the CBS EVENING NEWS (6:30-7:00 PM, ET) live from Washington D.C., on Wednesday, Sept. 23.

CBS News’ coverage plans are below:

CBS THIS MORNING (7:00-9:00 AM):

• O’Donnell will co-host CBS THIS MORNING live from the White House on Wednesday, Sept. 23 and from Capitol Hill on Thursday, Sept. 24

• CBS THIS MORNING will provide wide-ranging coverage of the pope’s visit with interviews from key newsmakers throughout the week, including a live interview with Cardinal Timothy Dolan with co-hosts Charlie Rose, Gayle King and Norah O’Donnell on Tuesday, Sept. 22. CBS THIS MORNING will also provide original reporting throughout the week on security preparations for the pope’s visit; the history of papal visits to the U.S.; the pope’s positions on social and political issues; and Pope Francis’ relationship with President Obama.

CBS EVENING NEWS WITH SCOTT PELLEY (6:30-7:00 PM, ET):

• The CBS EVENING NEWS WITH SCOTT PELLEY (6:30-7:00 PM, ET) will originate from Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, Sept. 23. Pelley will anchor the broadcast live from the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

• The CBS EVENING NEWS WITH SCOTT PELLEY will feature portions of Pelley’s 60 MINUTES report on his meeting with the pope in Rome and a behind-the-scenes look at the security and logistics surrounding the pontiff’s visit. Throughout the week, the broadcast will take a comprehensive look at Catholics in America and feature reports on the intersection of the pope and politics; the history of the Popemobile; and the unprecedented security preparations in place to protect him.

CBS SUNDAY MORNING WITH CHARLES OSGOOD (9:00-10:30 AM, ET):

• On Sunday, Sept. 27, Correspondent Mo Rocca explores the $177 million renovation of New York’s St. Patrick’s Cathedral and talks with Cardinal Dolan about the work and the history of the famed church.

FACE THE NATION (check local listings):

• On Sunday, Sept. 27, FACE THE NATION will feature guests and analysis from its panel discussing the significance of the pope’s visit and his speeches to Congress and the U.N. General Assembly.

CBS NEWS DIGITAL:

• CBS News Digital will offer wall-to-wall coverage of Pope Francis’ public events, masses and speeches across CBSNews.com, the CBS News apps for mobile and Connected TV platforms; the CBS News social accounts; and CBSN, the first live-anchored digital news network. CBSN will feature live, anchored coverage of all papal appearances along with translations of each speech, as well as on-the-ground coverage throughout the week and live coverage from Philadelphia of all events on Saturday. Additionally, all CBS News reports throughout the pope’s visit will be available on CBSNews.com.

CBS NEWSPATH:

• CBS Newspath, the Network’s 24-hour television newsgathering service for CBS stations and broadcasters around the world, will have a team of correspondents covering the pope’s trip to Cuba and his U.S. visit with reporting from Washington, D.C., New York City and Philadelphia. Newspath will also offer live transmission facilities for affiliates sending their own reporters to each city for their local news broadcasts.

CBS RADIO NEWS:

• CBS Radio News will have a team of correspondents, reporters and analysts providing live, anchored coverage of the pope’s arrival at the White House and his speeches to Congress and the U.N. General Assembly. CBS Radio News will also provide special reports, daily updates and features on the pope’s key events, meetings and masses in Washington, D.C., New York and Philadelphia. CBS Radio News will also provide a web player for CBS Radio affiliates featuring coverage of the pope’s public events.

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