That's why we're now giving you a direct say in the matter. You and the rest of our viewers will be able to pick some of the stories we air on the CBS Evening News with Bob Schieffer.
You, the viewer, are officially in charge of all the assignments of CBS News correspondent Steve Hartman. You get to tell him where to go and what to do — within reason, of course.
Every Friday we present three story pitches and you get to vote for the story you think sounds most interesting. Whichever story gets the most votes by 2 p.m. ET on Monday is the winner.
Last week viewers decided they wanted Steve Hartman to report on Mail for the Homeless. If you want to drop Ronald or Marylyn a note, the address is: General Delivery, 390 Ninth Ave, New York, NY 10001.
The choices this week are all stories you've voted on before, but they came in second place. So, we're giving them one more chance.
Send Steve to the smallest town in America, tiny Monowi, Nebraska — population, one feisty old lady.
Or would you rather meet a 76-year-old holocaust survivor who never got his bar mitzvah — until just this year.
Have Steve introduce us to an 11-year-old girl who led a campaign to rebuild libraries lost to hurricane Katrina — even though she's legally blind.
So those are this week's choices. Click below to cast your vote for whichever story you'd like to see on the air. We'll let you know Monday where Steve is headed, and then show the actual story at the end of next Friday's CBS Evening News with Bob Schieffer.
Note: If you have a popup blocker you may not see the "you have successfully voted" window on your screen but rest assured your vote has been counted. And remember, only your first vote will be counted.