On the evening of March 14, 2023, the CBS Evening News provided viewers with the latest updates and news stories from around the world.
The top story of the evening was the ongoing conflict in Syria, with CBS News Correspondent Elizabeth Palmer reporting from Damascus. Palmer reported that a fragile ceasefire between Syrian government forces and rebel groups is holding, but that a political solution is still far off.
The second story of the evening was the controversy surrounding the newly-appointed Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos. DeVos has been the target of widespread criticism, with many arguing that she is unqualified for the position. The CBS Evening News aired an exclusive interview with DeVos in which she defended her record and her qualifications for the job.
The third story of the evening was the ongoing debate over immigration reform. CBS News Correspondent Manuel Bojorquez reported from the US-Mexico border, where hundreds of Central American migrants have been arrested in recent weeks. Bojorquez also reported on the increasing tension between the Trump administration and Congress over the issue of immigration.
The fourth and final story of the evening was a report on the recent surge in violent crime in the United States. CBS News Correspondent David Begnaud reported from Chicago, where homicides are up by more than 30 percent from last year. Begnaud also reported on the Trump administration’s efforts to address the issue and the proposed solutions of various law enforcement agencies.
The CBS Evening News concluded with a brief segment on the Academy Awards, which took place the previous evening. The segment included interviews with some of the winners, and a look at the glitz and glamour that the event is known for.
All in all, the CBS Evening News provided viewers with comprehensive coverage of the news stories that mattered most on March 14, 2023.