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CBS News announces special on Osama bin Laden

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In what’s sure to be the first of several such telecasts, CBS News has announced a one-hour news special this evening on the death of Osama bin Laden.

CBS will air The Killing of Osama bin Laden at 6:30 p.m. anchored by Katie Couric from Ground Zero. The hour of programming will cover the terrorist leader’s life and death, including interviews with Americans who lost loved ones in 9/11.

UPDATE: ABC News will join CBS, likewise expanding to one hour to cover bin Laden’s death on World News with Diane Sawyer. The program will feature interviews with former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and former Vice President Dick Cheney.

Discovery is also planning a special called Killing Bin Laden, which provides viewers with a second-by-second account of the al-Qaeda leader’s death. The one-hour special will air May 15.

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