CBS News said this evening that its Democratic debate tomorrow night will go on as planned. But some of the focus definitely will shift after today’s coordinated attacks in Paris that killed more than 140. Steve Capus, CBS News Executive Editor & Evening News Executive Producer tweeted this out tonight as his division was planning tonight’s extended edition of CBS Evening News With Scott Pelley:
Before tonight’s attacks in and just outside of Paris, the expected focus of CBS News primetime debate with Dem candidates Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Martin O’Malley at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa was gun control, raising taxes on the middle class, women’s reproductive rights, etc. And, early this evening, the candidates tweeted about their talking points in the walk-up to tomorrow’s Q&A:
About an hour later, though, as news of the attacks hit the airwaves, that changed suddenly:
CBS News’ John Dickerson will moderate tomorrow night’s debate, joined by correspondent Nancy Cordes; CBS Des Moines affiliate anchor Kevin Cooney, and Des Moines Register political columnist Kathie Obradovich.