The deal with the duck...
An image of Greensburg after the tornado hit.
I hope you all had a good weekend. I'm sure by now you've seen the images from Greensburg, Kansas. Even though I've seen tragedies like this before, each time, I find the images so startling, so sad.
We will of course have the latest from Greensburg on tonight's program. The city was literally wiped-off the map. The tornado was at least a mile wide and the wind speed was more than 200 miles per hour. We'll talk to survivors and see what was behind this monster Midwest outbreak.
We'll also bring you the tornado video
taken by a man named Reed Timmer. He is a storm chaser. He's also a hell of a lucky guy. On Friday, his pursuit of a tornado nearly killed him. The video he shot is incredible, and shows perhaps some the most remarkable images ever taken of a tornado. Have you ever been close to a tornado? I'd be interested in hearing from you what it was like.
In Washington, it's a busy day and night for President Bush and his royal guest. Queen Elizabeth II is in town for her fifth visit to the United States. The president and first lady will host the queen for a state dinner tonight. (Remember don't shake hands with her unless she offers her hand first. As for pats on the back? Not a good idea. If you have an extra ticket, let me know.) By the way, we noticed that while the president's approval rating continues to be rather low, the queen is polling pretty well. She continues to win fans in America. Check out this poll
We will also bring you senior legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin's inside look at the real CSI. In the NYPD crime lab, you won't find Gary Sinise. But you will find some interesting characters who explain why the reality of forensic science is much different than what we see on TV.
And finally, the deal with the duck. "The Shot" on Friday was some adorable video of a duck and dog that have become best friends in China. In case you missed it, you can watch it here
. I made a lighthearted remark about what may happen to the duck in the future, and while a lot of you had a laugh about it, apparently some of our viewers were offended. I am certainly sorry if you were. And to the duck, I’d like to take the time to issue this personal apology: quack, quack, quack.
-- By Anderson Cooper