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Coming up tonight on KCBD NewsChannel 11 at 6…

  • One minute he was eating dinner on vacation and the next running to safety for a life boat. We talk to the sister of a Lubbock native about the Costa Concordia cruise ship wreck.
  • Just in time for the strong winds, tent city gets their heavy-duty tents in.
  • Wind gusts cause delays and cancellations at Lubbock airport

Tonight on NBC:


MARY TYLER MOORE, HUGH JACKMAN, JAY LENO, AMY POEHLER, JOEL MCHALE, CAROL BURNETT AND MORE SALUTE AMERICA'S COMEDY SWEETHEART    Some of Hollywood's biggest stars    including Mary Tyler Moore, Hugh Jackman, Jay Leno, Amy Poehler, Joel McHale and Carol Burnett – will be on hand to pay tribute to Betty White, one of the world's most beloved entertainers, as she celebrates her 90th birthday. White's "Hot in Cleveland" co stars Valerie Bertinelli, Wendie Malick and Jane Leeves, along with her "Mary Tyler Moore" co stars Ed Asner, Valerie Harper and Gavin MacLeod, will also be there to deliver birthday wishes, as will Joel McHale, William Shatner and many more.  The special will include special musical performances, surprise appearances and comedy, featuring the irreverent tone, spirit and energy that is the hallmark of Betty's six decade career in show business. White will take the stage to share some memories and give thanks to those who've come to honor her.


"Betty White's Off Their Rockers" is a hidden camera comedy series that takes senior stereotypes and blows them out of the water with a cast of sassy septuagenarians who are hip, sexy and ready to party!  America's favorite comedy sweetheart sends a fearless band of senior citizens to the streets to pull shockingly hilarious pranks on the younger generation in this outrageously funny "hidden camera" show unlike anything viewers have ever seen.  White, a seven time Emmy Award winner, will star and executive produce the series, adapted from the hit Belgium series "Benidorm Bastards."   In the vein of "Punk'd," the show delivers cleverly crafted comedic stunts, candid moments and priceless reactions captured by hidden cameras. Sassy seniors are on a mission, targeting unsuspecting young "marks" with their irreverent behavior. As star of the series, the inimitable and charming Betty White stars in brazenly funny sketches, providing saucy commentary between the pranks and sharing her engaging, comical pearls of wi


Ted Koppel is back on the campaign trail to report on what may be the biggest single development this election year: Super PACs – the big-money funds fueled by a Supreme Court decision allowing unlimited spending. Koppel travels to South Carolina in the days leading up to the crucial Republican presidential primary there, and takes candidates and donors alike to task for their spending on attack ads. He also sits down with humorist Stephen Colbert, who has formed his very own Super PAC.  Zynga, the social gaming company, is Wall Street's newest billion dollar IPO baby. Best known for its interactive online games Words with Friends, Farmville, Mafia Wars and Cityville, Zynga's CEO and founder Mark Pincus makes no apologies for his drive and intensity. In just four years, Pincus has turned social gaming into a profitable industry. Fewer than 3% of Zynga's 150 million players ever pay to play, but those who do made the company $800 million in revenue last year. In his first in-depth interview since the IPO, Pincus opens up to Kate Snow about his personal life as well as why his company's stock hasn't lived up to expectations, at least in the early going. On Monday, a company in North Carolina will begin to ship furniture made in its local factory. Why is that news? Because it represents an important trend called that may well produce millions of new jobs in America over the next few years. Manufacturing that had been moved overseas – mainly to China – is coming back; as China's transportation and labor costs rise, its competitive advantage disappears, and American workers, companies, and towns benefit. Harry Smith reports from Hickory N.C.. "S**T Girls Say" are the latest viral videos to take the Internet by storm. Brian Williams sits down with creators Graydon Sheppard and Kyle Humphrey to talk about the inspiration behind these videos and the copycats that are riding their coat-tails.


Tonight Jay welcomes Melissa McCarthy, Rick Perry, and musical guest T-Pain


Tonight Jimmy welcomes Liam Neeson, Piers Morgan, and musical guest Chiddy Bang