Trouble with cribs

November 23, 2009 1:54:27 PM PST
It's a leap of faith for new parents - you think that the equipment you buy for your children is safe. Two weeks ago it was a big stroller recall. Tonight there's word of a huge crib recall.

The issue, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission which is going to announce the recall tomorrow, is cribs with dropdown sides - which many of them have. We'll preview what we know, tonight at 11.

Also at 11, our investigative reporter Jim Hoffer has been looking into a disturbing development in the search for natural gas. The drilling is apparently contaminating water supplies. And now the worry is the drilling in upstate New York, which supplies New York City's drinking water. Are we at risk? Jim has an alarming story.

And finally, we've had lots of retirement news of late - and we have another one tonight. For those of you who listen to NPR in the mornings, Carl Kasell has been a news fixture since 1975. What were you doing in 1975? Chances are overwhelming that, if you're old enough to have been working back then, you are NOT working at your same job today.

Kasell (pronounced "Castle") is. And will be until Dec. 30, when, he said today, he will read his last newscast.

The 75-year-old says the biggest change in his life will be not waking up at 1:05 a.m. to be ready for NPR's 5 a.m. newscast. Why 1:05 am?

"Folks always ask me why I didn't just get up at 1 a.m.," he joked. "I said I wanted to sleep in."

We'll also have any breaking news of the night, plus Lee Goldberg's AccuWeather forecast, and Scott Clark with the night's sports. I hope you can join Liz Cho and me, tonight at 11.

BILL RITTER


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