CBS News appears to have gotten first crack at the Baltimore mother who has captured the nation’s attention for scolding her child on-camera after he took part in the violent protests rocking that city.
Tuesday’s “CBS Evening News With Scott Pelley” will feature what is believed to be the first interview with Toya Graham, who has been seen countless times on video from news outlets disciplining her 16-year-old son after she found him protesting and wearing a mask in Baltimore. Graham is also set to appear live for an interview Wednesday on “CBS This Morning.”
Details on how CBS News tracked Graham down and convinced her to take part in an interview were not immediately available. CBS News correspondents Jeff Pegues and Chip Reid are expected to report live this evening from Baltimore.
CBS News’ ability to find the determined mother and get her on screen comes as many of the nation’s news outlets have sent tens of well-known TV correspondents to the Maryland metropolis in search of unique angles and new information. NBC News’ Lester Holt and ABC News’ David Muir will anchor their broadcasts from Baltimore this evening, and CNN’s Anderson Cooper and MSNBC’s Chris Hayes are also in the city.
Scott Pelley is expected to anchor the CBS broadcast from New York, but the CBS News scoop of a human-interest element that has already drawn national interest may give the network’s newscast a possible edge.
CBS was expected to tout the exclusive online in the late afternoon.