CBS News revamps


CBS News unveiled the next generation of (, a redesign of its website that lets readers dig deeper into the stories that impact the world with 24-hour access to news, videos and photos. The new offers a new look and feel, more original and exclusive content from CBS News, columnists and content partners, enhanced destinations for each of its award-winning news programs, and access to live coverage of breaking news and special events.

The redesign is sponsored by advertisers including Sprint, BluePhone and GateWay. Sponsors will have the opportunity to reach the high-profile audience through integrated advertising units including branded resource centers and immersive video environments.

The home page now features a visual carousel of the day’s top stories, with the latest, most significant and most popular headlines prominently featured. From the home page, users can easily access the site’s original content, including:

  —  Breaking News:
Featuring news stories from’s editorial staff led by Editor-in-chief Dan Farber, the site also includes stories from CBS News producers and editors, CBS Radio, as well as content partners like Politico, CBS MoneyWatch, Washington Post and WebMD.

—  Original Web Series:
Beginning this week, WASHINGTON UNPLUGGED ( moved from a weekly to a daily format.  Hosted by Bob Schieffer, CBS News Chief Washington Correspondent and Moderator of FACE THE NATION, WASHINGTON UNPLUGGED is a hard-hitting, topical, political forum with exclusive newsmaker interviews and roundtable discussions every day at 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Launched in February as a 15-minute weekly series, loyal fans have made this a hugely popular online political destination.
Debuting this summer, THE TOMORROW SHOW, hosted by CBS News Contributor Mo Rocca, will be a fun, interactive discussion about what the future has in store, and the possibilities on the horizon – from the probable to the possible to the strange and inventive. Launching in early August, Mo Rocca and his guests will discuss technology, food, pop culture, the environment and more. Guests will include the super smart – and sometimes bizarre – minds of the people who think about this stuff – scientists, authors, bloggers, futurists and the audience.
Also coming this summer is IN SICKNESS AND IN HEALTH, hosted by CBS News medical correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton.  The live weekly show will cover a variety of topical subjects in medicine, highlighting Dr. Ashton’s specialization in women’s health. Featuring experts and a variety of guests, the show will explore general health issues focusing on how they relate to women, including discussions on everything from exercise at every age to stress-fighting foods.

 —  Blogs:
Launched yesterday, 48 HOURS CRIMESIDER ( is a provocative new blog from visionary executive producer Susan Zirinsky, which builds on the enormous popularity of 48 HOURS MYSTERY, the
highest-rated true-crime program on television.  CRIMESIDER will be the premium online destination for true-crime fans delivering original, exclusive content covering the most riveting crime stories of the day with rapidly updated news, images, audio and video streaming. CRIMESIDER users will also be able to enter the highly
interactive conversation with comments, webcams and social networking elements.

In addition, users will find a variety of issue-oriented blogs offering the latest buzz on the topics that interest them most.’s expanding roster of blogs includes: Political Hotsheet, WorldWatch, EconWatch, CourtWatch and RightsWatch.

As part of the new, BlackBerry users can also take with them wherever they go through a new mobile application. Through the application, users will have full access to the latest breaking news and developing stories from The application is available at: from your BlackBerry. will also launch an iPhone app this summer for iPhone and iPod Touch users.