WASHINGTON, DC 20549

                                    FORM 8-K

                                 CURRENT REPORT
                       PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(D) OF
                       THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

        Date of Report: (Date of earliest event reported) April 15, 2002

                              CORNING INCORPORATED
             (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

       New York                           1-3247              16-0393470
(State or other jurisdiction            (Commission         (I.R.S. Employer
    of incorporation)                   File Number)        Identification No.)

One Riverfront Plaza, Corning, New York                              14831
(Address of principal executive offices)                           (Zip Code)

(607) 974-9000
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

Item 5.   Other Events and Regulation FD Disclosure.

On April 15, 2002, Corning Incorporated announced that it expects its first
quarter results to be better than current market analyst consensus and that it
plans further cost cutting. Corning also announced that James R. Houghton will
assume the CEO position, that John W. Loose will retire as President & CEO and
that Wendell P. Weeks is to be named President and COO at the April 25 meeting
of Corning's Board of Directors. The two press releases relating to these
announcements are filed herewith as Exhibit 99.1 and 99.2 and are incorporated
herein by reference.

Item 7.   Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(c) Exhibits.

99.1  Press Release dated April 15, 2002

99.2  Press Release dated April 15, 2002


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the
Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the
undersigned thereunto duly authorized.

                                   CORNING INCORPORATED

Date:  April 15, 2002              By  /s/ KATHERINE A. ASBECK
                                           Katherine A. Asbeck
                                           Senior Vice President and Controller

                                INDEX TO EXHIBITS

(c)      EXHIBITS

99.1     Press Release dated April 15, 2002

99.2     Press Release dated April 15, 2002