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At Last, Couric Is Expected to Say (admit) She’s Leaving CBS (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)
The New York Times ^ | April 25, 2011 | Brian Stelter

Posted on 04/25/2011 2:22:46 AM PDT by abb

This week, Ms. Couric is planning to acknowledge one of the worst-kept secrets in television: that she is leaving the “CBS Evening News” after five years. Then, as soon as she returns from London, where she will be anchoring the network’s coverage of the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton on Friday, CBS will announce her successor during the first week of May. Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images Katie Couric, anchor of CBS’s evening news since late 2006.

The meticulously arranged exit plan was described by four people with knowledge of it, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because it was not supposed to be revealed before the formal announcement.

Ms. Couric’s contract with CBS ends on June 4, and the network is said to want a month for a transition. Scott Pelley, a correspondent on “60 Minutes,” is expected to succeed Ms. Couric. A transition has been fodder for the media for most of a month, but Ms. Couric insisted as recently as April 13 that she had not decided about staying or going.

Ms. Couric had scheduled a publicity tour for her new book, “The Best Advice I Ever Got,” for that week, and in almost every interview, she batted away questions about her future. “I’m just in the middle of figuring it out,” she told Matt Lauer on her former show, “Today.” “I’m not in a position to discuss it at this point,” she told Barbara Walters on “The View.”

Privately, some at CBS complained about the public uncertainty surrounding the “CBS Evening News.” But the exit plan will begin to clear the air.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: advertising; cbs; dbm; katietheclown; perkypig; television

1 posted on 04/25/2011 2:22:52 AM PDT by abb
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To: 04-Bravo; 1cewolf; aimhigh; andyandval; Arizona Carolyn; Bahbah; bert; bilhosty; Caipirabob; ...

ping


2 posted on 04/25/2011 2:24:16 AM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: abb

Their liberal experiment failed.


3 posted on 04/25/2011 2:24:33 AM PDT by bmwcyle (It is Satan's fault)
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To: abb

I love dogs but if that’s my choice that dog is dead.


4 posted on 04/25/2011 2:27:20 AM PDT by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/15/08 and why?)
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To: abb

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/25/business/media/25vod.html?pagewanted=all
Scuffle Over On-Demand Movies Portends Battles to Come

http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/04/24/former-senator-dodd-reaches-out-to-washington-press-corps/
Former Senator Dodd Reaches Out to Washington Press Corps

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703907004576279333059316302.html
Forecasters See Solid ‘Upfront’ Market for Commercial Sales, Although NFL Dispute Hangs Over Talks


5 posted on 04/25/2011 2:27:43 AM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: abb
Scott Pelley, a correspondent on “60 Minutes,” is expected to succeed Ms. Couric.

Isn't it illegal to replace a woman with a man?

6 posted on 04/25/2011 2:49:41 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Greed + Envy = Liberalism)
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To: abb

http://www.newsweek.com/2011/04/24/katie-couric-seeks-advice.html
Katie Couric Seeks Advice


7 posted on 04/25/2011 2:51:04 AM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: bmwcyle

The best we can say...is that some Channel 4 host had barely enough skill to make it to the Today Show, and somehow...convinced a bunch of dimwits that she could actually portray a news host on the nightly news for CBS. She even hints now that she will pretend to portray an afternoon interview host and somehow interest enough folks to pick up on her show and pay her money.


8 posted on 04/25/2011 2:51:18 AM PDT by pepsionice
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To: abb

C.BS. can replace the deplorable couric with another of her ilk and it will make NO difference as C.BS. will still push their liberal agenda with some other fool.


9 posted on 04/25/2011 2:51:25 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) " Crusade", I sort of like the sound of that.)
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To: abb
Bye Ms. Couir, We Knew You Far Too Well.

Ahhh...The Golden Years at CBS are nearly over.
Will there ever be another Times-Roman fake but accurate story? Who amongst the Anchors and Anchorettes will be able to say they had their colon examined on National T.V.?

Our viewer asks why these people are called Anchors. It's because unless tied firmly to a large corporate boat they sink like a rock out of sight. Just ask Danny.

10 posted on 04/25/2011 2:52:23 AM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: count-your-change

Couric isn’t it?....We’ve already forgotten her name!


11 posted on 04/25/2011 2:55:55 AM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: abb

Why send her to London to screw up the wedding coverage?


12 posted on 04/25/2011 3:15:06 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: abb

The funny thing is,
She said this three months ago...
Nobody saw it!


13 posted on 04/25/2011 3:21:46 AM PDT by Haiku Guy (If you can read this / (To paraphrase on old line) / Thank a TAXPAYER!.)
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To: abb
My favorite story about the half wit known as Katie Couric took place on 9/11.

After the second plane hit the second tower she made the comment that, "This could be the work of a rogue air traffic controller".

Is she really stupid enough to believe an ATC would direct not one but two commercial jets to fly into tall buildings and not one but both pilots did so?

Yes, she is.

How this woman remains employed in the news industry is one of the world's greatest mysteries.

14 posted on 04/25/2011 3:32:59 AM PDT by South40 (Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid. ~Ronald Reagan)
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To: pepsionice

Angry old white girl will not sell.


15 posted on 04/25/2011 3:35:07 AM PDT by bmwcyle (It is Satan's fault)
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To: Haiku Guy

The tune that comes to mind is the Charley Pride classic, “When I Stop Leaving (I’ll be Gone).”


16 posted on 04/25/2011 3:39:32 AM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: abb
BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAA!

{oh, sorry....gee, Ms. Couric, I'm so sorry you're such a failure...}

17 posted on 04/25/2011 3:42:04 AM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: abb
Couric you ignorant slut.
18 posted on 04/25/2011 3:42:29 AM PDT by bikerman (Where Has My America Gone?)
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To: abb

Let’s all start watching CBS Evening News after she leaves and give them a ratings jump.


19 posted on 04/25/2011 3:50:10 AM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: al_c
Let’s all start watching CBS Evening News after she leaves and give them a ratings jump.

LOL - great idea. And buy the brands that advertise on there.

20 posted on 04/25/2011 3:58:06 AM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: Allegra

Lap dance, crap dance, what's the difference.

I've been doing this s**t for years. It's what I do best.

21 posted on 04/25/2011 4:07:29 AM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: Covenantor
I've seen that picture before and have always wondered....what the heck is she doing?
22 posted on 04/25/2011 4:21:56 AM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: abb

Katie Couric Seeks Advice ...

... so Gunga Dan shows the Perky Snark the only thing
that can boost her dismal ratings

23 posted on 04/25/2011 4:27:17 AM PDT by Zakeet (I know Obama is level headed because he drools out of both sides of his mouth at the same time)
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To: Allegra
Dunno...but it appears that it ended badly....or not.


24 posted on 04/25/2011 4:28:38 AM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: abb

I hope that she moves to egypt.

LLS


25 posted on 04/25/2011 4:43:02 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!!!)
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To: abb

She’s gonna start that Muslim sit-com she was talikn’ about.


26 posted on 04/25/2011 5:08:01 AM PDT by MissMack99 (BO Stinks!)
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To: abb

http://adage.com/article/agency-news/tweet-agencies-28-revenue-digital/227164/
Tweet This: Agencies Get 28% of Revenue From Digital

http://www.mediapost.com/publications/?fa=Articles.showArticle&art_aid=149203
Jane Harman Takes Over Director Role at ‘Newsweek’ Daily Beast


27 posted on 04/25/2011 5:24:10 AM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: abb

a “Couric” is a unit of fecal weight.


28 posted on 04/25/2011 6:08:23 AM PDT by I Buried My Guns (Novare Res!)
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To: Zakeet

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/netflix-become-largest-subscription-entertainment-181562
Netflix to Become Largest Subscription Entertainment Business in U.S.


29 posted on 04/25/2011 6:18:48 AM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: abb

http://www.medialifemagazine.com/artman2/publish/Television_44/Finally-Katie-Couric-reveals-her-plans.asp
Finally, Katie Couric reveals her plans


30 posted on 04/25/2011 6:29:51 AM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: Covenantor

Looks like everyone left except for her keeper and maybe her daughter on the left. In the previous picture, it looks like one woman was fleeing so quickly, she was falling out of her shoes.


31 posted on 04/25/2011 6:31:04 AM PDT by goldi (')
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To: abb

What is CBS?(tongue in cheek) My TV only does local and FNC.


32 posted on 04/25/2011 7:09:08 AM PDT by GailA (2012 rally cry DEMOCRATS and RINOS are BAD for the USA!)
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To: abb

I been watch Al Jazeera lately at 6:30pm LOL! I think they got best coverage on Middle east uprising


33 posted on 04/25/2011 2:01:43 PM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile")
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To: abb

I been watch Al Jazeera lately at 6:30pm LOL! I think they got best coverage on Middle east uprising


34 posted on 04/25/2011 2:01:58 PM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us ,resistance is futile")
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To: abb
Netflix to Become Largest Subscription Entertainment Business in U.S.

Although a disaster for theaters, cable, and other media outlets, this is not necessarily good news for our friends in Hollyweird.

Check out: Net Working Capital Contributes $135 Million Of Netflix'$79.3 Million In Adjusted Free Cash Flow, Sub Acquisition Costs Surge By 33%

So how are they gonna peddle their trash when all their outlets crash ... and how are they gonna make their bucks when sales sucks ... and how are they gonna buy liberal politicians when (you finish the rhyme).

35 posted on 04/25/2011 2:13:21 PM PDT by Zakeet (I know Obama is level headed because he drools out of both sides of his mouth at the same time)
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To: abb

http://blogs.desmoinesregister.com/dmr/index.php/2011/04/25/newspaper-owner-lee-to-refinance-debt/
Newspaper owner Lee to refinance debt

MUST READ!
http://www.buzzmachine.com/2011/04/25/hard-economic-lessons-for-news/
Hard economic lessons for news


36 posted on 04/25/2011 2:21:47 PM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: abb

Too little, too late! Her job is done!


37 posted on 04/25/2011 2:22:43 PM PDT by Deagle
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To: abb

I actually find Diane Sawyer at ABC more annoying than Couric. Sawyer’s facial expressions always look like she is straining to complete a bowel movement.


38 posted on 04/25/2011 2:55:08 PM PDT by Wonder Warthog
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