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Latest on Katie Couric. The Betting At West 57th On How Long She Will Stay.
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Posted on 04/04/2006 10:45:52 PM PDT by MindBender26

Just off phone with old CBS friends in NY. Would have posted this earlier, but they just got in after drinking their sorrows (somewhat) away on the pending Couric announcement.

Points in general agreement:

Ratings will go up for a few days, perhaps even weeks. Edsel showrooms were full for the first month after it was introduced.

The gradual sink will begin in the Summer news doldrums.

They will not be very apparent in the May or July ratings books, but by the all important November book, it will be WAY down.

Will she make it past the February book? 50/50.

Next year this time? No way.

Inside opinions: She cannot handle any crisis, so any big problems will only make her slide worse. We may see a real hissy fit.

Even if she could handle a crisis, who would turn to her in a crisis if Charlie Gibson was on ABC or someone on FNC?

Finally, she is such a bitch, none of the "little people" will help her, so it will be a painful slide. They would fall on their swords for Chronkite or Scheiffer, but this bimbo, no way.

Pardon the typos. I have been "celebrating" too.


TOPICS: TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: katie

1 posted on 04/04/2006 10:45:56 PM PDT by MindBender26
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To: MindBender26; anita

LOL ... will be interesting to watch.


2 posted on 04/04/2006 10:47:17 PM PDT by STARWISE (They (Rats) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author:)
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To: MindBender26
Who cares?

She's peobably getting a 5 year 100 Mil contract so if the solo gig flops she can still go to 60 minutes :)

3 posted on 04/04/2006 10:55:54 PM PDT by america-rules
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To: MindBender26

Don't think that she will last 6 months.


4 posted on 04/04/2006 10:56:37 PM PDT by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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To: MindBender26

It all depends on how many married assignment editors she blows at the office in the middle of the night.


5 posted on 04/04/2006 10:59:23 PM PDT by dollar_dog
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To: MindBender26
December 15, 2006 will be her sign off night.

Regards,

TS

6 posted on 04/04/2006 11:00:56 PM PDT by The Shrew (www.swiftvets.com & www.wintersoldier.com - The Truth Shall Set YOU Free!)
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To: MindBender26

How interesting. I would have loved to be there listening to them as they were drinking away their sorrows. CBS is just plain stupid. And Meredith Viera to replace Katie at NBC? Like they are the only 2 females to fill these spots. I know of so many women, and even more males, to replace these bimbos.


7 posted on 04/04/2006 11:05:49 PM PDT by peggybac (Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing)
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To: STARWISE
Perhaps her career would have lasted longer if she had done this

Cheers!

8 posted on 04/04/2006 11:20:05 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

ping!


9 posted on 04/04/2006 11:23:14 PM PDT by nutmeg (NEVER trust democRATs with our national security)
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To: america-rules

"Who cares?"

Couldn't have said it better myself.


10 posted on 04/04/2006 11:23:59 PM PDT by Frwy
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To: STARWISE

Seems like those anchor jobs are good for people who have coveted and respected them for their entire lives - someone like Katie Couric will get tired of it. She always had it easy in her career IMO


11 posted on 04/04/2006 11:27:41 PM PDT by The Worthless Miracle ("Better put some ice on that")
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To: MindBender26

Puh-leeze! I wish the media would stop talking about this so called "historic" event. It is only historic in its insignificance.


12 posted on 04/04/2006 11:41:01 PM PDT by KittyKares
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To: MindBender26

I am truly amazed at CBS management. After the Dan Rather fiasco, they went out of their way to try to hire this far left person. To me, it shows they view this more like an episode of "survivor" to dumb down the news as opposed to a serious news operation. As if the MSM didn't have enough problems at this point. Truly idiotic.


13 posted on 04/04/2006 11:42:50 PM PDT by spyone
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To: MindBender26

CBS, looking for a little credibility after the departure of the Dan Rather debacle, go and get themselves little "Baghdad" Katie of "hopefully Saddam escaped to Syria before the bombs fell" fame!

I give her 'til Christmas. CBS Evening News will have ratings equal to 35 year old PBS reruns of Mister Rogers Neighborhood!


14 posted on 04/04/2006 11:56:25 PM PDT by RocketMan1
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To: KittyKares

Yup. She's the 1.505th female anchor, with others doing it better on Fox and CNN. The joke is going to be CBS wanted someone a little better looking than Bob Schieffer.


15 posted on 04/05/2006 12:10:18 AM PDT by JennysCool (Liberals don't care what you do, as long as it's mandatory.)
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To: MindBender26
"Finally, she is such a bitch, none of the "little people" will help her, so it will be a painful slide. They would fall on their swords for Chronkite or Scheiffer, but this bimbo, no way." ---

Good point.

I hear they are saying that she (Couric) is returning to her hard news roots. (Gag)

;-)

16 posted on 04/05/2006 2:21:11 AM PDT by beyond the sea (Oh, for the days when "disrespect" was just a noun.)
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To: peggybac
I know of so many women, and even more males, to replace these bimbos.

Megyn Kendall (FoxNews) is great. She's very smart, is a great interrogator, wastes no time getting to the news matter, and is very attractive. She's the best.

17 posted on 04/05/2006 2:24:09 AM PDT by beyond the sea (Oh, for the days when "disrespect" was just a noun.)
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To: beyond the sea
I hear they are saying that she (Couric) is returning to her hard news roots. (Gag)

During her "hard news" days,wasn't she the one that KRTV in International Falls,MN sent out to cover the smowstorms?

"Yes,Chuck,it's snowing pretty heavily right now,and that wind you hear...."

18 posted on 04/05/2006 7:07:22 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative
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To: beyond the sea

"Megyn Kendall (FoxNews) is great. She's very smart, is a great interrogator, wastes no time getting to the news matter, and is very attractive. She's the best."

I agree. But, would you want to jump ship from FNC to NBC?


19 posted on 04/05/2006 7:34:24 AM PDT by peggybac (Tolerance is the virtue of believing in nothing)
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To: MindBender26
Perky is as Perky does:


20 posted on 04/05/2006 7:36:48 AM PDT by End_Clintonism_Now (PAYING TAXES THAT ILLEGAL WORKERS WON'T PAY!)
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To: MindBender26

Was bombarded with these silly posters at San Jose Airport recently.

21 posted on 04/05/2006 7:40:12 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: MindBender26
Next year this time? No way.

Bookmarked - will check back in a year.

22 posted on 04/05/2006 9:10:59 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: martin_fierro

Only ? is which books (ratings periods, Feb May, July, Nov) will it be between.


23 posted on 04/05/2006 9:57:46 AM PDT by MindBender26 (Having my own CAR-15 in RVN meant never having to say I was sorry....)
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To: peggybac
Not at all!

Megyn Kendall needs he own NETWORK.

If you have ever seen Megyn GRILL anyone............ you would KNOW what I mean.

It is true.......... that Megyn Kendall is THE BEST ............. and I am a genius and know these things!

;-)

24 posted on 04/05/2006 10:30:16 AM PDT by beyond the sea (Oh, for the days when "disrespect" was just a noun.)
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To: MindBender26
Notice how CBS stock prices plunged immediately after Couric made her announcement this morning.

Maybe it will manage to break even by the end of the day.

25 posted on 04/05/2006 10:51:55 AM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (What did Rather know and when did he know it?)
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To: MindBender26
I predict that CBS News will get a hefty bump in the ratings when she starts because of the novelty factor. That will wear off quickly and the ratings will drift back down below where they are now.

I am also betting that CBS will not dump her no matter how low the ratings go. Within five years most of the remaining CBS affiliates will dump the CBS evening newscast in favor of syndicated sitcom re-runs.

26 posted on 04/05/2006 11:05:35 AM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (What did Rather know and when did he know it?)
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To: Bubba_Leroy

>I predict that CBS News will get a hefty bump in the ratings when she starts because of the novelty factor. That will wear off quickly and the ratings will drift back down below where they are now.

Totally correct

>I am also betting that CBS will not dump her no matter how low the ratings go.

Absolutely not. They would fire God if he had low ratings.

Low numbers and the affiliates will sream for her scalp.

>Within five years most of the remaining CBS affiliates will dump the CBS evening newscast in favor of syndicated sitcom re-runs

No, it will be a modern variation of the "news wheel"

Be well.


27 posted on 04/05/2006 1:18:23 PM PDT by MindBender26 (Having my own CAR-15 in RVN meant never having to say I was sorry....)
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To: ncountylee

She'll start "filling in" on the morning show and, eventually, it'll be her permanent gig again.


28 posted on 04/05/2006 1:20:43 PM PDT by AmishDude (AmishDude, servant of the dark lord Xenu.)
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To: MindBender26
Absolutely not. They would fire God if he had low ratings.

Between 1980 and 2004, the number of viewers for the "CBS Evening News with Dan Rather" dropped 65%. It also dropped from #1 in the ratings to a distant #3.


29 posted on 04/05/2006 1:53:14 PM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (What did Rather know and when did he know it?)
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To: MindBender26

Before long, CBS will consider "The Odd Couple II", with Connie Chung and Dan Rather.


30 posted on 04/06/2006 7:03:58 PM PDT by 04-Bravo
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To: Bubba_Leroy
The mid-level suits look at the individual ratings.

The upper-level suits are petrified by the overall decline.
31 posted on 04/06/2006 7:28:29 PM PDT by MindBender26 (Having my own CAR-15 in RVN meant never having to say I was sorry....)
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To: martin_fierro

She looks a little manic to me.


32 posted on 04/07/2006 5:50:34 AM PDT by beyond the sea (Oh, for the days when "disrespect" was just a noun.)
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To: Bubba_Leroy

Sorry, I must have missed something...what announcement?


33 posted on 09/08/2006 11:55:24 AM PDT by CaliGirlGodHelpMe
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To: CaliGirlGodHelpMe
Sorry, I must have missed something...what announcement?

The announcement was that she was going to become the CBS News anchor. This thread was from back in April.

34 posted on 09/09/2006 7:08:01 AM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (What did Rather know and when did he know it?)
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To: Bubba_Leroy

OOPS, silly me.


35 posted on 09/09/2006 12:14:30 PM PDT by CaliGirlGodHelpMe
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To: MindBender26
They will only replace her with another lefty and lose more money. I can’t believe they don't have a stockholders revolt taking place.
36 posted on 04/09/2008 5:49:43 PM PDT by kempo (H)
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