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Katie Couric Anchors Final CBS Evening News Tonight [Buh bye......]
newyork.cbslocal.com ^

Posted on 05/19/2011 10:03:58 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Katie Couric Anchors Final CBS Evening News Tonight Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Couric's Last Interview

May 19, 2011 12:12 PM

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – She made history by becoming the first woman to anchor the evening news solo, and tonight Katie Couric will sit in the anchor’s chair for the last time.

As part of her departure tonight, Couric will interview Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and will file her final “Notebook” feature for CBSNews.com.

Tonight’s broadcast will air at 6:30 p.m. and will also feature a retrospective of her time in the anchor chair.

Couric began her tenure with Evening News on Sept. 5, 2006 — following in the footsteps of broadcast news legends Walter Cronkite and Dan Rather.

Couric got off to a great start. Her first Evening News broadcast generated more than 13 million viewers — the highest ratings for the show since 1998. It was also the first evening newscast to be broadcast simultaneously online and on the radio.

In 2008, Couric won the Edward R. Murrow award for best newscast. However, the initial ratings success wouldn’t last and Evening News consistently found itself in third place. Some wondered if Couric could hold her own against her male counterparts.

(Excerpt) Read more at newyork.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cbs; couric; democrats; enemedia; fecalweight; katiecouric; katietheclown; liberalmedia; mediabias; perkypig

1 posted on 05/19/2011 10:04:00 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

A “couric’ is a unit of fecal weight....


2 posted on 05/19/2011 10:05:26 AM PDT by I Buried My Guns (Novare Res!)
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To: Sub-Driver

“Our long National *Perky* nightmare is finally over”


3 posted on 05/19/2011 10:07:14 AM PDT by Merrittk
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To: I Buried My Guns

That must be a truck load.


4 posted on 05/19/2011 10:07:21 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Obama can't see something pure like the truth without wanting to abort it.)
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To: Sub-Driver

5 posted on 05/19/2011 10:07:38 AM PDT by Celtic Cross (The brain is the weapon; everything else is just accessories. --FReeper Joe Brower)
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To: I Buried My Guns
"A “couric’ is a unit of fecal weight...."

Then... is this "Couric Squared"?...


6 posted on 05/19/2011 10:07:38 AM PDT by SparkyBass
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To: Sub-Driver

Wow, CBS could have saved a fortune if they would only listen to FR before they signed the contract. This was predicted long, long ago.


7 posted on 05/19/2011 10:08:11 AM PDT by Hodar (Who needs laws .... when this "feels" so right?)
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To: Sub-Driver
A Ramirez cartoon from 2006.
8 posted on 05/19/2011 10:09:13 AM PDT by mewzilla
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To: Sub-Driver
Katies gone? Time to party.


9 posted on 05/19/2011 10:10:13 AM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Woo hoo!


10 posted on 05/19/2011 10:12:39 AM PDT by bgill (Kenyan Parliament - how could a man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: Lazlo in PA
Thanks for that retrospective of her time in the anchor chair.
11 posted on 05/19/2011 10:15:03 AM PDT by ComputerGuy (HM2/USN M/3/3 Marines RVN 66-67)
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To: Sub-Driver
She made history by becoming the first woman to anchor the evening news solo...

She made history alright. Question is will ABC learn from this "history".

12 posted on 05/19/2011 10:18:01 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: unixfox

Oops..I meant NBC!


13 posted on 05/19/2011 10:18:53 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: unixfox
Oops...I meant CBS!

But is there a difference? Really.

14 posted on 05/19/2011 10:19:58 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: I Buried My Guns

I have that episode saved on my DVR. South Park brilliance!


15 posted on 05/19/2011 10:27:25 AM PDT by Two Kids' Dad ((((( )))))
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To: Sub-Driver
Good night Katie!.....
16 posted on 05/19/2011 10:28:35 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Lazlo in PA

Where are all the black people at the party? This was a Republican outing was it not? /s


17 posted on 05/19/2011 10:37:16 AM PDT by SanFranDan
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To: SanFranDan

Spot on the media goes mum when it’s their party.The two faces of reporting.


18 posted on 05/19/2011 10:40:33 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Sub-Driver
The article was extremely selective even for the MSM’s cheerleader corps.

Let us look at the reported numbers:
Katie Couric started as CBS evening news anchor 13 Sept 2006 with 13 million viewers.
Katie Couric had less than 5 million viewers four years later (5 Aug 2010).

Her sustained losses averaged over a million viewers per year. Since the network's ability to generate ad revenue is based on viewership Katie cost CBS a ton of money with no end in sight.

Kind of explains why she is being moved.

19 posted on 05/19/2011 10:40:55 AM PDT by Nip (TANSTAAFL)
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To: Sub-Driver

Who?


20 posted on 05/19/2011 10:49:40 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: Sub-Driver

21 posted on 05/19/2011 10:51:07 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Just once I'd like someone to call me 'Sir' without adding 'You're making a scene.' - Homer Simpson)
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To: Sub-Driver

Maybe she’ll flash us!


22 posted on 05/19/2011 10:51:54 AM PDT by albie
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To: albie

To what depths has our culture sunk when events concerning a news reader becomes the news?


23 posted on 05/19/2011 10:59:41 AM PDT by Ax
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To: Sub-Driver

Who is she?


24 posted on 05/19/2011 11:03:48 AM PDT by Fawn (No--bama 2012)
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To: Sub-Driver
CBS Anchor
25 posted on 05/19/2011 11:52:01 AM PDT by preacher (A government which robs from Peter to pay Paul will always have the support of Paul.)
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To: Merrittk
“Our long National *Perky* nightmare is finally over”

Nightmare, you want a nightmare?


26 posted on 05/19/2011 12:01:00 PM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Edward R. Murrow award?!?

If Edward R. Murrow is receiving this information in the afterlife, his corpse is spinning like a lathe.

I would’ve thought that she’d go work for Chavez or maybe Radio Habana to stay true to her political views.

27 posted on 05/19/2011 12:17:13 PM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (The only crimes that are 100% preventable are crimes committed by illegal aliens)
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To: Sub-Driver

never saw her once. Just not into TV & surely not network news. had DishTV for a year & half for my mom & she watched tons of network things, little of the goodies we were paying for. I on occasion would watch the cable networks for special things & sports but had to give up the Dish recently due to cost/income balance.

I wish her well. I am guessing she did what she was taught & followed her soul which was no doubt very liberal


28 posted on 05/19/2011 12:29:29 PM PDT by DollyCali (Don't tell God how big your storm is... tell your storm how BIG your God is!)
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To: USS Alaska

“I know it was you, Fredo...you broke my heart.”


29 posted on 05/19/2011 12:49:24 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (One of these days, Alice....one of these days.....POW!! Right in the kisser!!!!)
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To: Sub-Driver

30 posted on 05/19/2011 12:50:29 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (One of these days, Alice....one of these days.....POW!! Right in the kisser!!!!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Never saw one of her broadcasts. Won’t be starting tonight either. Doesn’t really matter they replace her with. They’re all lefties and I won’t be watching them either.


31 posted on 05/19/2011 1:15:46 PM PDT by GATOR NAVY ("The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen." -Dennis Prager)
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