I'll be anchoring the program tonight. At this writing we expect to lead off with correspondent Richard Engel's report from Iraq on a horrible attack in the Shiite holy city of Karbala that has left at least 60 people dead. It is part of the steady drumbeat of sectarian violence that is fueling a rising impatience over the war in this country. Tonight, however, Richard gives us the view of some Iraqis who are living this daily nightmare. Do they think it's time for America to pull out?
Also tonight, it is arguably New Orleans' most infamous tourist attraction. The lower Ninth Ward -- the neighborhood where time stood still after Hurricane Katrina. The only signs of life on most days are the slow-moving cars as visitors tour the landscape of collapsed homes, rusting cars, and debris -- a scene that has changed very little since the flood waters receded in 2005. Today, former residents took to the streets in a collective call to the federal government for help, saying it's time to come home. Our Martin Savidge is there to explain their plight and what life has been like for those who used to call the neighborhood home.
Those stories and Kevin Corke's heartwarming piece about an 85-year-old World War II veteran in Maryland who just received a surprise package in the mail, straight from the European battlefield he fought on more than 60 years ago.
I hope you'll join us tonight.