“CBS Reports: Where America Stands,” is a new ambitious project for CBS News that will take a look at America’s position in today’s world. The series will focus on issues such as healthcare, the economy, crime and the military. Each report will compare and contrast America’s current position and what it was 10 years ago.
“CBS Evening News” will be the centerpiece for the reports; in addition “The Early Show,” “Face the Nation” and the network’s radio and online outlets will also participate, said Sean McManus, CBS News president. “People really do want to know how safe we are and could we fight another war if we had to. How strong is our military? Is it stronger than it was 10 years ago? Is it weaker? And how prepared are we for the challenges of the next decade,” said McManus.
The reports will also attempt to make accurate predictions about how things will be like at the start of the 2020s. The series could run for a couple of months and get a real showcase on Katie Couric’s newscast, which could be serious competition for Diane Sawyer. What do you think?