Last week, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was interviewed by Katie Couric at the Council on Foreign Relations as part of its Home Box Office History Makers Series.
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Rice served as Secretary of State from 2005 until the end of the George W. Bush administration in 2009.Continue »
CHENDU, China - Day 14
Before heading off to Indonesia - the final destination in this installment of "Everybody in the World Has a Story" - Steve Hartman and Bob Caccamise decided to visit the Chengdu Panda Base.
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Hartman said there are 89 pandas to see at the Panda Breeding Center. They started with just 6 pandas 23 years ago.
For a donation, you can hold a panda. Check out the video below of Steve Hartman doing just that.Continue »
On this week's episode of @katiecouric, we took a look back at the first year of Katie's Web show. Armed with questions from Twitter and Facebook, CBS News producer Tony Maciulis was the one asking Katie the questions.
Click here if you ever wanted to see a year's worth of @katiecouric in 120 seconds.
Interested in Katie's answer as to why she got into journalism? Katie spoke about the responsibility of journalists to "shine a light in dark places," and to "expose wrongdoing."
Arianna Huffington Tweeted a question to Katie about anger and the Tea Party. Click here for Katie's response.
And if you were wondering what Katie's most embarrassing moment was on TV - we've got that too.
We'll be streaming live beginning at 3:15 p.m. here on cbsnews.com.
Be sure to post your questions on Katie's Facebook page, or on Twitter - just use hashtag #askKC - we'll try to answer as many as we can live tomorrow.
On @katiecouric, she said she wrote the book for "young girls saying you're not alone when you're going through all this because every other girl's going through the exact same thing."
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When she was 10 years old, Katherine said her mom helped her put things in perspective, with a quick little exercise. "She took a piece of paper and she drew a line down it and told me to write things that I like in the life side and things I don't like about myself in the right side." At the end of the exercise, she realized "the likes column was much longer than the dislikes column."
Katherine said it really opened "your eyes to all the positive things that you have that you always don't think about."
"It seemed like everyone In LA, every girl was having an eating disorder," Katherine told Katie Couric. But, she said she "never had an eating disorder."
She added, "seeing other people struggle with eating disorders definitely scares you away from doing anything like that. And the amount of stress that they put their bodies under and how much they torture themselves to look a certain way and to look like what society considers beautiful, and they can't really be themselves." She thinks it's "really sad, because I think that society doesn't really allow girls to be who they are. And that's what I really hope to change with this."
Katherine's mother, Maria Shriver joined the conversation via Skype. She gave her thoughts on on the gubernatorial race in California. "I think it's a tossup. I think it's a tight race."
With the Senate is back in session today, @katiecouric this week features a conversation with two Senators who are not seeking re-election - Senator Evan Bayh (D-Ind.) and Senator Kit Bond (R-Mo.).
What do these two outgoing senators think of the job President Obama's doing? Bond said he's concerned that "he (Obama) got people energized with his promise. Now he's gotten a lot more people energized when they see his programs. And in Missouri - they are very much concerned that the tab is on our children and grandchildren's credit card."
Bayh thinks Obama was "dealt a very tough hand." But he's concerned his advisors are "very idealistic people." He added, "rather than playing the hand of cards they were dealt, they wanted to play the hand of cards they wished they'd been dealt." Bayh said they "overreached their mandate a bit. And, part of that is going to be reflected in the polls this fall."
So why not run for another term? Bayh said Congress "tends to reward people who are more partisan, more ideological, and not quite as pragmatic." Twenty five years ago, Bond's mother suggested that he get "out of government, and got a real job."
Why are things so partisan in Congress? Bayh thinks there's "blame to go around on all sides."
Since the 2008 telecast, Stand Up 2 Cancer has provided more than $80 million to scientific dream teams who are working together to find answers and someday cures.
This year's telecast airs Friday, September 10th at 8pm.
But before that, some guests sat down today on @katiecouric to give you a sense of the work being done to battle cancer.
So what's the difference between the 2008 telecast and this year? SU2C founding member Sherry Lansing tells Katie that this year, you'll see where the money went.
Dr. Charles Sawyers, Director of the Human Oncology and Pathogenesis Program at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, spoke about how drug cocktails can outsmart cancer.
You'll also meet Patty Watson, who won the Stand Up 2 Cancer "Up 2 You Challenge." How did she inspire others to battle cancer? Check out the video here.
And Ethan Zohn won TV's "Survivor," but he's also a cancer survivor. He tells Katie about the fight for survival after being diagnosed with a rare form of Hodgkin's Lymphoma at age 35.
Zohn also debuts the new Survivor/SU2C buff.
Last Saturday, tens of thousands of people descended on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. to hear conservative commentator Glenn Beck speak about restoring traditional American values.
Our story about the crowd estimate at Beck's "Restoring Honor" rally has been one of the top stories at CBSNews.com in the past 24 hours.
On Monday, Beck said his rally attracted "a minimum of 500,000 people" and complained that news outlets underestimated the number attendees.
At the rally, Beck declared "something beyond imagination is happening."
One year ago, could Beck have imagined this rally?
In an interview for @katiecouric last year, Beck described his audience as, "people who just want to understand what's going on. They don't want to hate anybody. They don't want to yell at anybody. They quite honestly don't want to get off their couch at night or on a weekend and go march in a tea party. They don't want to do that."
According to the turnout over the weekend, it appears they want to do precisely that.
Check out Katie's interview with Glenn Beck, below.
Couric will get an aerial tour of the battlefield from General David Petraeus - the top commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan. Couric will also have a sit-down interview with the General.
When we first met him three years ago, Petraeus was the top commander in Iraq - where he turned the tide in what had appeared to be a losing battle against a growing insurgency.
Now, President Obama is counting on him to do the same thing in Afghanistan - while sticking to the planned withdrawal date of U.S. forces next year.
CBS News correspondent Terry McCarthy recently spent time embedded with the Marines in Afghanistan. He will have a 2-part report on the dangers facing bomb disposal teams as they make their way through the former Taliban stronghold of Safar Bazaar. As the Marines gain ground, McCarthy will give us a close look at the mounting human costs.
McCarthy also got a first-hand look at the MICLIC - Mine Clearance Line Charge - a sophisticated weapon to counter the threat of IED's (improvised explosive devices.)
CBS News correspondent Mandy Clark interviews the so-called "King of Kandahar," Ahmed Wali Karzai. Over the years he's been accused of doing business with the CIA, the Taliban and the drug lords. He's also the brother of Afghan President Hamid Karzai.
We'll have all this and more on the CBS Evening News this week. CBSNews.com will have complete coverage of Afghanistan: The Road Ahead.