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Pope Francis (C) and US President Barack Obama exchange gifts during a private audience on March 27, 2014 at the Vatican. The meeting at the Vatican comes as a welcome rest-stop for Obama during a six-day European tour dominated by the crisis over Crimea, and the US leader will doubtless be hoping some of the pope's overwhelming popularity will rub off on him. (Photo: GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

CBS Poll: Would You Rather Meet the Pope or the President?

Catholics are feeling more connected to the church, and they’d rather meet Pope Francis than President Obama.


This undated file photo shows renowned US television anchor and reporter Walter Cronkite. US television news legend Walter Cronkite, dubbed "the most trusted man in America" for calm delivery during a lengthy career on television, died July 17, 2009 at the age of 92, said CBS News, where he spent most of his career.    (AFP/Getty Images)

#Throwback Thursday: Remembering Walter Cronkite

He was the most trusted news man in America.


A photo taken on May 4, 1961 in Washington shows US president John Fitzgerald Kennedy (R) and his Tunisian counterpart Habib Bourguiba during his first visit in United States.   AFP PHOTO        (Photo credit should read ARCHIVE/AFP/GettyImages) To Stream Historic Coverage of John F. Kennedy Assassination will stream CBS News’ historic broadcast coverage of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination to mark the 50th anniversary of the shooting.


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Dolan: Pope Francis Bringing More People to Catholicism

“I can’t walk down the streets of our beloved New York without people coming up to me and saying ‘thanks for Pope Francis, you guys did a good job, we love him'”



Charlie Brennan – Monday, November 5th

Charlie talks with U.S. Cong. Todd Akin, one of the most talked-about Senate candidates in the country; Charlie also talks politics with CBS Correspondents Peter King and Bob Fuss, and POLITICO’s Ginger Gibson.



Charlie Brennan – Wednesday, January 4th

Mitt Romney wins by 8 votes in Iowa. Charlie talks with the political experts, including Political Pundit Bay Buchanan, “The Swing Vote” Author Linda Killian, CBS News Correspondent Barry Bagnato and other. Charlie also checks in with STL Cardinals Broadcaster Mike Shannon, Actress Kelly Stables and UMSL Professor Martin Rochester.


Lane Vernardos (Facebook photo)

TV Producer, Alton Native Vernardos Dies

Former colleagues say 67-year-old suffered a fatal heart attack in Hawaii.



Total Information PM – Rooney Report, Shuttle Launch, Facebook/SKYPE, County Assessment

John Rooney previews tonight’s game against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Dave Barrett previews tomorrow’s last shuttle mission. Tom Merritt tells us about the deal between Facebook and Skype. The second installment of Megan Lynch’s series on the St. Louis County Assessment process.



Charlie Brennan – Monday, March 21st

Charlie talks with Major Mike Lyons, Retired U.S. Army and CBS News Military Consultant; Edward Yeranian, CBS News Reporter in Cairo, Egypt; and with Col. Jeff McCausland, Retired U.S. Amry and CBS News Military Consultant, about military action in Libya.