One overlooked part of the pictures is they did not appear anywhere on the CBSNews.com website. The pictures were blacked out of the "Evening News" simulcast and the on-demand version of the broadcast and were not posted anywhere else on the site. The reason, according to Mike Sims, director for News and Operations for CBSNews.com, is that Vanity Fair (which owns the pictures) did not give permission to use them on the Web site. It makes sense – the magazine received a good deal of promotion out of Couric's highly-rated first broadcast and they are in the business of selling magazines so they didn't want the pictures posted on any other Web site but their own.
I'll have more on the new "Evening News" after a few more runs. In the meantime, we want to keep hearing your thoughts on the broadcast so keep on sending those e-mails and making those comments. Update: The Suri pictures did appear on CBSNews.com's Showbuzz/> Thursday afternoon after Vanity Fair granted permission.