CBS NEWS Coverage Of Hurricane Gustav

CBS News will offer comprehensive coverage of Hurricane Gustav as the storm heads towards the Gulf Coast. The following is a summary of coverage plans:

CBS EVENING NEWS Anchor and Managing Editor Katie Couric will report from the Gulf Coast beginning Monday, Sept. 1 (6:30-7:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS EVENING NEWS WITH KATIE COURIC.

CBS News Correspondents Cynthia Bowers, Randall Pinkston, Byron Pitts, Dave Price, Tracy Smith and Hari Sreenivasan will report from the area for all CBS News broadcasts.

THE EARLY SHOW's Harry Smith will anchor from the area beginning Monday morning, Sept. 1 (7:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT), along with EARLY SHOW Weather Anchor Dave Price.

CBS News' live Republican National Convention primetime specials - Monday, Sept. 1 through Thursday, Sept. 4 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET; check local listings) - will include coverage of both the hurricane and the RNC.

■ Tonight's CBS EVENING NEWS (6:00-6:30 PM, ET) will be anchored by Russ Mitchell from New York, with Bob Schieffer contributing from St. Paul.