Norah O'Donnell discusses tonight's 'must-see debate' and what we can expect

Posted at 5:39 PM, Oct 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-22 19:15:37-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — “CBS Evening News” anchor and managing editor Norah O’Donnell, who is covering her seventh presidential campaign, discussed tonight’s debate between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden in a conversation today with CBS Nashville anchor Vicki Yates. O'Donnell will anchor CBS News' live primetime coverage of the debate tonight beginning at 8 p.m. on NewsChannel 5 .

“It’s a must-see debate,” O’Donnell said, “This final face-off is really about whether either of these candidates can change the trajectory of the race.”

O'Donnell also previewed her interview set to air this Sunday on "60 Minutes" with Biden and his running mate Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.). "60 Minutes" will also air Lesley Stahl's interview with President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence.

O'Donnell anchors the "CBS Evening News" weeknights on CBS Nashville at 5:30 PM, CT, from its home in Washington, D.C. The "CBS Evening News" is the only network evening news broadcast located in the nation's capital, giving O'Donnell unique access to newsmakers. At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, O’Donnell interviewed White House Coronavirus Task Force coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx and Vice President Pence. O'Donnell also anchored the Network’s coverage of the impeachment hearings, the Republican and Democratic conventions and more from CBS News’ new state-of-the art studio in Washington.

Since moving to Washington, the broadcast is up in viewers and ended the 2019-2020 television season by growing its audience year-over-year for the first time in four years. The "CBS Evening News” is now one of the top-rated programs on the CBS Television Network.