Wednesday, Feb. 27, and Thursday, Feb. 28, 2008
First lady Laura Bush is joining the National Endowment for the Humanities in an initiative called "Picturing America," telling America's story through its art.
Picturing America is comprised of 40 iconic masterpieces by American artists, painters, photographers and architects.
Mrs. Bush and the National Endowment for the Humanities want to place Picturing America in every U.S. school and library. Mrs. Bush says two artists she particularly likes from the collection are Mary Cassatt and Jacob Lawrence.
Mrs. Bush spoke about that and other topics -- including daughter Jenna's upcoming wedding, where she and the president will move after they leave the White House, and what she hopes the next president will focus on -- with co-anchor Maggie Rodriguez on The Early Show Wednesday and Thursday.
To visit a comprehensive Web site where you can see the Picture America images and share the experience, click here.
More than 1,500 schools and libraries in all 50 states have already received the Picturing America materials as part of the 2007 pilot project.
Mrs. Bush also looked back at the recent trip she and President Bush took to Africa. For more on that, click here.
To see the two parts of the Early Show interviews,
Thursday, Feb. 21, 2008
Anchor Dana King of CBS station KPIX-TV in San Francisco recently completed a trip to the west African nation of Ghana. She prepared reports on the problems caused by toxic e-waste, the struggle to find clean water in remote villages, the journey Americans often take to find a bit of their heritage in the history of slavery, and the treatlment of women accused of being witches -- they're often ostracized -- or worse.
To see King's reports, click here.
Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2008
Valentine's Day Mood-Setters
If you're planning a Valentine's Day dinner for two or more, master party planner Colin Cowie offered some fabulous last-minute ideas that are inexpensive and easy to pull together. Cowie says a few last-minute details could help set the scene for an evening of romance and passion, peppered with style. A sexy table and easy and decadent dessert would score big points with your loved one this Valentine's Day.
To see the segment,
Among the items Cowie used during the segment:
Coffee table: www.westelm.com
Black satin box with ribbon: www.valerieconfections.com
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