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CBS News Planning Segment on Weir and Lysacek

The CBS "Sunday Morning" news will feature Johnny Weir and Evan Lysacek in one of its upcoming broadcasts. The segment will include footage of both skaters and will discuss their rivalry.

No word yet on which Sunday the segment is set to hit the airwaves. The Nov. 16 schedule listd "ice skaters" as one of the last segment but breaking news of the California wildfires bumped the piece. No new broadcast date has been confirmed yet.

Last season, in a result that was debated for some time afterward, Lysacek inched past Weir to win his second straight U.S. men’s title.

The two tied numerically overall at the 2008 U.S. Championships at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn., but Lysacek, who won the free skating portion, the deciding factor in the event of a tie, claimed gold.

The two skaters each compiled 244.77 overall points. Lysacek was deemed the winner because he took the free skate by a 162.72-161.37 margin.

"If you were scripting this whole deal, you probably couldn't have done any better job than this," said Lysacek after the competition concluded.

Lysacek missed the 2008 World Championships due to an injury. He is a two-time (2005-06) World bronze medalist.

Weir, who won three U.S. titles from 2004-06, won his first World medal, the bronze, at that 2008 global competition.

In their only head-to-head meeting this season, at Skate America, Weir took silver and Lysacek bronze. A relative unknown skater, Japan's 19-year-old Takahiko Kozuka walked away golden.


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