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Katie Couric: I Am Leaving CBS Evening News
People Magazine ^ | 4-16-11 | Alicia Dennis

Posted on 04/26/2011 12:23:26 PM PDT by Justaham

After weeks of widespread speculation about her future, Katie Couric is finally ready to go on the record.

"I have decided to step down from the CBS Evening News," Couric tells PEOPLE exclusively. "I'm really proud of the talented team on the CBS Evening News and the award-winning work we've been able to do in the past five years in addition to the reporting I've done for 60 Minutes and CBS Sunday Morning. In making the decision to move on, I know the Evening News will be in great hands, but I am excited about the future."

What's next for the 32-year broadcast veteran? "I am looking at a format that will allow me to engage in more multi-dimensional storytelling," she says, adding that other details, including when and where the show will air, are "still being discussed."

As she launches the next phase of her career and her new book, The Best Advice I Ever Got: Lessons from Extraordinary Lives, she is also juggling exclusive interviews with astronaut Mark Kelly, husband of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, as well as British Prime Minister David Cameron – and she's covering the royal wedding.

"The bottom line is that I love doing all kinds of different stories," says Couric, 54. "I have a lot of areas of interest and I want to be able to fulfill all of that."

(Excerpt) Read more at people.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: boycottviacom; dnctalkingpoints; fecalweight; katiecouric; katietheclown; perkypig; pravdamedia; seebsnews; viacommie; victory; waronerror
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1 posted on 04/26/2011 12:23:28 PM PDT by Justaham
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To: Justaham
YAWN! Time rearrange my sock drawer or something...
2 posted on 04/26/2011 12:24:43 PM PDT by frogjerk (I believe in unicorns, fairies and pro-life Democrats.)
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To: Justaham

Oh.

Darn.


3 posted on 04/26/2011 12:24:55 PM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (Terrorism is nothing more than Kinetic Islam)
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To: Justaham

bye bye what’s your face


4 posted on 04/26/2011 12:25:20 PM PDT by albie
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To: Justaham

COUNTDOWN TO COURIC’s departure.


5 posted on 04/26/2011 12:25:43 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Buckeye Battle Cry

Please...retire Couric!


6 posted on 04/26/2011 12:25:55 PM PDT by caww
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To: Justaham

Bull burgers,,, her contract didn’t get renewed..


7 posted on 04/26/2011 12:25:58 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: Justaham

“I am looking at a format that will allow me to engage in more multi-dimensional storytelling”

MORE, you lying SOS?????


8 posted on 04/26/2011 12:26:15 PM PDT by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date which will live in Infamy.)
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To: Justaham

She was at CBS? Who Knew?


9 posted on 04/26/2011 12:26:15 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: frogjerk
News would be Couric showing up on an additional FOX Channel doing a people to people medical care show.

One more time into the breech!

10 posted on 04/26/2011 12:26:27 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Justaham
"I have decided to step down from the CBS Evening News"

Lying to the very last ...

11 posted on 04/26/2011 12:27:17 PM PDT by spodefly (This is my tag line. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
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To: Justaham

Big deal


12 posted on 04/26/2011 12:27:20 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Justaham

Funny how they imply she’s leaving to pursue other interests instead of due to her crappy ratings.


13 posted on 04/26/2011 12:28:00 PM PDT by GnuHere
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To: Justaham

I was wondering why she hasn’t been on the Today Show lately.


14 posted on 04/26/2011 12:28:03 PM PDT by Harley (Will Rogers never met Harry Reid.)
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To: Justaham

Any bets on whether she becomes the next press secretary for imam obama?


15 posted on 04/26/2011 12:28:03 PM PDT by Texas resident (Hunkered Down)
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To: Justaham

well...at least she left CBS better than she found it...oh wait, never mind.


16 posted on 04/26/2011 12:28:11 PM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: Cheetahcat

Multi-dimensional storytelling? What does that even mean?

Multi-dimensional liberal storytelling, I bet.


17 posted on 04/26/2011 12:28:34 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Justaham

Don’t let the door hit your perky little butt.


18 posted on 04/26/2011 12:28:50 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (What's "My Struggle" in Kenyan?)
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To: Justaham
Katie Couric: I Am Leaving CBS Evening News

Hey Katie. The American people left you years ago. Notice your ratings lately? You are an embarrassment on so many levels.


19 posted on 04/26/2011 12:28:55 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Justaham

She’ll be joining Olberman on the “Current” network.


20 posted on 04/26/2011 12:29:47 PM PDT by circlecity
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To: Justaham

21 posted on 04/26/2011 12:30:05 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: frogjerk

and in other news... my grass is going in the backyard


22 posted on 04/26/2011 12:30:19 PM PDT by 11th Commandment (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: Justaham

Katie needs to head back to the casting couch where she’s done her career the most good.


23 posted on 04/26/2011 12:30:26 PM PDT by nesnah
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To: Justaham

Sorry, Sweetmeat, they’re leaving you.


24 posted on 04/26/2011 12:31:59 PM PDT by ComputerGuy (HM2/USN M/3/3 Marines RVN 66-67)
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To: Justaham

"I have decided to step down from the CBS Evening News,"

25 posted on 04/26/2011 12:32:36 PM PDT by Daaave ('Singing to an ocean, I can hear the ocean's roar')
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To: BookmanTheJanitor

When she decided on her very first broadcast to feature the birth of Suri Cruise, it was over for her. She turned the CBS Evening News into “Entertainment Tonight.”

Say what you will about Walter Cronkite, but would he have mentioned Suri Cruise? I don’t think so.


26 posted on 04/26/2011 12:32:36 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Justaham

Frankly I thought we’d be seeing her grave on the back of the evening news set, before we would see her choose to leave, EVER.

This is what, since her 30th day on the job overdue?

You’ve really got to wonder what drives corporate decisions some times.

From CBS News being the recognized leader, to Katie Couric. Does it get more pathetic than that?


27 posted on 04/26/2011 12:32:47 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (The only thing higher than Obama's chin, is his ass facing West five times a day.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Those pictures are so disgusting. Was she so drunk that she really believed herself to be ... (gag) sexy?? Or was she constipated?

Please all you Freepers with these pics....THROW THEM AWAY!! DELETE..DELETE..DELETE!!


28 posted on 04/26/2011 12:33:03 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman ("My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge;..." Hosea 4:6)
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To: Justaham

I said when she got the job that she was the wrong person for the position and would bomb.


29 posted on 04/26/2011 12:33:07 PM PDT by AlphaOneAlpha
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To: 11th Commandment
and in other news... my grass is going in the backyard

WHOA....Now THIS is big news.

30 posted on 04/26/2011 12:33:26 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Justaham

Frankly I thought we’d be seeing her grave on the back of the evening news set, before we would see her choose to leave, EVER.

This is what, since her 30th day on the job overdue?

You’ve really got to wonder what drives corporate decisions some times.

From CBS News being the recognized leader, to Katie Couric. Does it get more pathetic than that?

Perhaps they can get PeeWee Herman. Even that would be an improvement.


31 posted on 04/26/2011 12:33:31 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (The only thing higher than Obama's chin, is his ass facing West five times a day.)
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To: Justaham
"I have decided to step down from the CBS Evening News." -Katie Couric


32 posted on 04/26/2011 12:33:41 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (One of these days, Alice....one of these days.....POW!! Right in the kisser!!!!)
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To: Outlaw Woman
Please all you Freepers with these pics....THROW THEM AWAY!! DELETE..DELETE..DELETE!!

I need some Helen Thomas pics for eyewash after seeing those.

33 posted on 04/26/2011 12:34:30 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Justaham

If an anchor resigns from a network and a news show that nobody watches, does anyone care? I certainly don’t give a flying flip. She can go piss up a rope for all I care.


34 posted on 04/26/2011 12:34:38 PM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten (Welcome to the USA - where every day is Backwards Day!)
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35 posted on 04/26/2011 12:34:38 PM PDT by matt1234 (Union rank-and-file are now dem brownshirt rank-and-file.)
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To: Justaham
Olbermann has a remarkably successful Twitter broadcast career...so...there's that.
36 posted on 04/26/2011 12:34:41 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man
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To: Justaham
Stepping down from CBS to look for other steaming opportunities to step in...and knowing Katie, she'll find them.
37 posted on 04/26/2011 12:36:38 PM PDT by JPG ("Mr. President, GAME ON." - Sarah Palin)
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To: Justaham

I am looking at a format that will allow me to engage in more multi-dimensional storytelling,

I though all libs were looking for that storytelling format - what’s new about that;)


38 posted on 04/26/2011 12:37:09 PM PDT by Bitsy ( i)
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To: Tex-Con-Man

A “couric” is an international unit of fecal weight.


39 posted on 04/26/2011 12:37:17 PM PDT by I Buried My Guns (Novare Res!)
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten

She’s going to study to fill her life’s passion, and become a Proctologist.


40 posted on 04/26/2011 12:37:33 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Justaham

She can join Dan Rather at wherever the heck he went. Don’t remember nor care what channel or infomercial it is.


41 posted on 04/26/2011 12:37:51 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult
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To: Justaham

According to the Nielsen rating service, Perky Katie draws 6.4 million viewers per newscast. That’s roughly two-thirds of the typical audience (9.8 million) for Brian Williams and NBC’s “Nightly News.” ABC’s “World News” with Diane Sawyer averaged 8.7 million viewers. Bottom line: Couric is a failure as a TV news anchor. I never liked her but Perky Katie’s shabby treatment of Sarah Palin during the ‘08 campaign really ticked me off. Couric is a annoyingly smug little lefty. Overpaid and way overpraised. I hope her career follows the same track that Dan Rather’s did...to oblivion.


42 posted on 04/26/2011 12:38:22 PM PDT by Jim Scott
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To: Justaham

Watched her once, the first or second night she was on. That was the last time I watched any major network news. Can’t remember the last time I watched a network news show before that.


44 posted on 04/26/2011 12:38:39 PM PDT by Will88
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To: Justaham

What a travesty! *sarc*


45 posted on 04/26/2011 12:41:41 PM PDT by Kevin in California
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To: Justaham

Well Katie, don’t let the door hit ya on the way out.


46 posted on 04/26/2011 12:42:08 PM PDT by Graneros ("Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.")
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To: Justaham

After you leave cBS... leave America b!tch!

LLS


47 posted on 04/26/2011 12:43:01 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!!!)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Good riddance to the dumb skank !


48 posted on 04/26/2011 12:43:23 PM PDT by CORedneck
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To: Justaham
COURIC SHOW
49 posted on 04/26/2011 12:43:47 PM PDT by FrankR (Liberals Don't Have Scruples, Judgement or Morals...only MOTIVES.)
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50 posted on 04/26/2011 12:43:47 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (When and why did Steve Dunham change his name to Barack Hussein Obama? When he converted to Islam?)
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