Skip to comments.Katie's Tour: Lots Of People Are Saying "I'm Not Home" At Evening News Time
Posted on 07/14/2006 5:34:12 AM PDT by COUNTrecount
"I think we'll have a newscast that evolves over time," Katie Couric told the press in Denver Thursday, on day four of her cross-country tour. Couric will spend time in San Diego today before heading up the road to Los Angeles for the TCA Press Tour this weekend.
At the town meetings, Couric and potential viewers have been talking about the Internet, among other subjects. The AP reports: "The changes, she said, could include expanding segments and breaking traditional time constraints of newscasting. The network is also focusing on how the Internet can enhance the nightly news, offering a place where people can watch news on their schedule and where the network can add information left out of a 30-minute broadcast."
Couric says: "...Part of it is figuring out new ways to deliver what we do to people so they can get it when they get it, because what we've heard from a lot of people is it's hard, 'I'm not home. I'd love to watch it, but find me a way to do that.'"
Hey Katie, you might as well sit at a glass desk with some nice short skirts, and just show them your lovely legs. You've got nothing to say.
On the contrary, Katie...I AM at home when the news comes on.
I just choose to watch other sources, and so do many other viewers.
Yeah, in high school she was a cheer leader.
She's in so far over her head, I'm guessing she's close to panic at this point.
Katie "Queen" Couric will only finish the destruction of CBS News that Dan Rather started. Oh, their ratings will go up for a few days - maybe even a few weeks but then they will go down the cesspool.
They are considering moving the Nightly News to 2 pm so that more of their constituency can watch while they get ready for the evening. At 6:30pm they already need to be on the move-- that's right in the middle of Happy Hour.
Heck she might as well do the newscast nude, since there won't be anyone watching anyway.
>"The changes, she said, could include expanding segments and breaking traditional time constraints of newscasting. <
Yeah, she's got to have time for all those recipes and fashion hints.
What a loser.
More Hyperlinks on her seeBS webpage to Democratic Underground, MoveOn.org, CodePink and ANSWER?
Try just READing the news and keeping your dumba$$ opinions to your self.
Wonderful work.....can you put a minus before the "55"?
See Katie tour.. See Katie break into a cold sweat...
The internet... and flexible time slots.... are phrases that cause the _BS networks to wet their undies. Katie must be realizing that once people have their morning coffee, etc....their not into fixed TV news slot viewing. And she left the waking stupor-coffee slot.
Sometimes I wonder, from a financial perspective, why the 3 major networks are still in the news business. Their ratings are declining, less people are interested and the expense of all those reporters worldwide must be very high. Personally, I think they could make more money with other programming.
the reason they're in the news business is because they have an AGENDA
now the applecart is being upset, but they're not giving up anytime soon
Just who wants to block out twenty-two minutes of their day to watch someone, anyone, read the 'news', as they determine it, from a teleprompter? You can get headline news twenty-four hours a day now from many sources. I think KC is going to sink like a stone!
Don't forget the eight minutes of "Depends", "Cialis", and "Geico" commercials.
I know they have an agenda but they are also businesses and must follow a business model. When Katie's ratings tank, and I believe they eventually will, perhaps someone in the CBS corporate structure will see this.
Translation, CBS hired Couric because they are going to put the "Today show on the evening news."
PMSNBC was exactly what she is talking about. They are at the bottom for a reason.
I believe it is because then they would look just like the rest of the 40 Billion stations available to the TV viewer. TV Network News is too slow for their product ... NEWS. If they have to focus on a different product, namely the mindless entertainment that is the television's domain, and they become one of the legions of morons that are part of broadcast/cable/satellite TV. Think Wayne and Garth. They need to feed their egos.
The are simply using "The MEDIUM IS THE MESSAGE"
This is why the left creats wild documentaries and and insane news casts. Couric is going to follow with MORE fake but accurate stories.
It is the MEDIUM that matters. They don't care about the message as long as it hits their talking points.
I'm not even sure that I can gin up enough curiosity to watch her 1st show/performance. FR will be my preference for the details.
Hey, Ashleigh Banfield was a ton smarter and more interesting and a harder worker than K.T.!
"Figuring out new ways to deliver the news"?
Uh, I think that's already been figured out for you, Katie.
It's called the internet, talk radio, the blogosphere, etc.
It's amazing that Katie was so out of touch that it took her going on a Hildabeast-like "listening tour" to figure out that most people are not even home at the time the evening news comes on, much less feel any need to watch it.
Perhaps people looking for the freaky spectacle - a freak show. IMHO Katie's new face sure looks freaky. LOL.
So very true. Last night I watched the network news for the first time in a very long time. I wanted to hear about the middle east. It was a big mistake and enough to last me for another year or so. Andrea Mitchell said something like the middle east mess is Bush's fault because he's so wrapped up in Iraq and has neglected the Israel/Palestine issues. It just made me sick.
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