'60 Minutes' Adds Paris Attacks Segment to Sunday Lineup

Scott Pelley

Scott Pelley will report from Paris on the attacks that have killed more than 100 people.

News divisions are all hands on deck this weekend to cover the Paris terrorist attacks that officials in France now say have left at least 127 people dead and nearly 200 critically injured. 

CBS News' 60 Minutes will rejigger its lineup to open the show with a segment from Paris with CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley, who flew to France overnight on Friday. The rest of the lineup remains as scheduled: Pelley's interview with Rep. Paul Ryan, the new Speaker of the House and Steve Kroft's piece about the state of concussion safety and science in football are part of the show.

Meanwhile, CBS News' Democratic debate will go on as planned Saturday night from Iowa. But moderator John Dickerson and Steve Capus, who is executive producing the debate, have reworked the questions to include many about the emerging threat of global, homegrown terrorism. 

Cable news has been covering the story all night, with the latest developments showing that there were several sites of attack in Paris and that the Islamic State, otherwise known as ISIS or ISIL, had claimed responsibility for the most violent episode in that country since World War II. 

Broadcast news divisions have called in their lead anchor teams for weekend editions of their morning shows: George Stephanopoulos and Paula Faris anchored a special edition of Good Morning America on Saturday, while Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie were on hand to co-anchor Today.

 

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