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  • Katie Couric accused Diane Sawyer of trading sex for interviews, new book claims

    08/29/2014 5:02:02 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 41 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 8-29-14 | Don Kaplan , Corky Siemaszko
    Sheila Weller’s forthcoming tell-all ‘The News Sorority’ claims to offer up details on the scandalous and sometimes catty escapades of noteworthy newswomen, including how some apparently hold strong disdain for each other. Katie Couric cultivated an “American Girl identity” but she was also a bully with a “chip on her shoulder.” Diane Sawyer strived to be “America’s Aunt” but she rode her staff hard and used “staged humility” to disarm critics. Christiane Amanpour was fearless in the field and would remind her bosses, “Do you know that I’m the world’s best-known foreign correspondent?” And, when feeling threatened, these pioneering, primetime...
  • Katie Couric In Talks To Co-Host 'Today'

    05/05/2014 11:53:31 PM PDT · by Lmo56 · 28 replies
    New York Post ^ | 5/4/14 | Claire Atkinson
    Katie Couric is in preliminary talks to head back to NBC’s “Today” — at least on a temporary basis, The Post has learned.
  • Katie Couric talk show canceled after two seasons

    12/19/2013 6:19:23 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 60 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 12/20/13 | DON KAPLAN
    The sun is setting on Katie Couric’s daytime talk show. The newswoman and ABC have pulled the plug on her daily talk show, “Katie,” which will not return for a third season next year. “While production will continue on 'Katie' through June 2014, we've mutually agreed that there will not be a third season of the show,” reps for Couric and the show’s distributor ABC Domestic Television said in a joint statement.
  • Katie Couric Negotiating ABC News Exit (Exclusive)

    11/22/2013 6:08:54 PM PST · by dynachrome · 36 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 11-22-13 | Marisa Guthrie
    Less than three years after joining ABC in a lucrative and wide-ranging deal that included a daytime talk show and a role at ABC News, Katie Couric is negotiating an exit package, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The move comes as Couric is close to finalizing an extensive deal with Internet giant Yahoo, according to multiple sources. Couric's daytime talk show is in its second and almost certainly final season on ABC. She will complete the season and sources at Disney-ABC insist that a decision about the future of Katie will not be made until sometime in December after executives...
  • 911 calls are still coming from cellphone of Katie Couric's late husband

    02/15/2013 6:15:58 PM PST · by Brandonmark · 25 replies
    San Francisco Examiner ^ | February 15, 2013 | Katy St. Clair
    Someone notify Shirley MacLaine, because Katie Couric’s dead husband appears to be making 911 calls from his old phone. According to the New York Daily News, every Tuesday at 2 a.m. the late Jay Monahan’s phone line dials 911, then Couric gets an emergency call back saying help is on the way. She has notified the police and they are looking into it. Apparently there is a prank called “spoofing,” where someone uses a device to hack into a phone remotely. Or, Monahan’s disembodied spirit is trying to order a pizza, but is too drunk to hit the right speed-dial...
  • Report: Matt Lauer likely to get axe from 'Today' show

    11/21/2012 2:43:51 PM PST · by tobyhill · 50 replies
    the examiner ^ | 11/21/2012 | BY: JESSICA CARLSON
    Matt Lauer, host of the "Today" show, may be leaving the show involuntarily according to a report published by Radar Online on Wednesday. Radar reported that a inside source said the writing was on the wall for Lauer, 54, who has often been blamed for the departure of long time co-host turned lead-host, Ann Curry, in June. Since the time Curry was fired from her position, numerous rumors have emerged about Lauer's inability to get along with staff and his need to be surrounded by "yes" men and women. The source said, "His years-long feuds with former co-hosts Katie Couric,...
  • Mainstream scream: Couric pleas, When will I be loved? [Video available for masochists]

    05/29/2012 11:56:39 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 47 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 29 May 2012 | Paul Bedard
    Our weekly look at the loudest screech from the mainstream media features former CBS News anchor Katie Couric, giving the commencement at the University of Virginia, claiming to have been cheated by sexists. She said, “One of the problems with being a trailblazer is, sometimes you get burned. In those first few months at CBS, TV critics wrote about my clothes, my hair, my makeup, even the way I held my hands. Some said I lacked ‘gravitas,' which I've since decided is Latin for ‘testicles.'...My story may have played out in the public eye, but it's by no means unique....
  • Katie Couric Grills Obama on his Recent Statements about Supreme Court (Satire)

    04/08/2012 5:38:12 PM PDT · by zencycler · 9 replies
    Vanity | 4/8/2012 | self
    Couric: Let's take a look at what you said recently regarding the upcoming Supreme Court decision on your health care legislation: “I’m confident that the Supreme Court will not take what would be an unprecedented, extraordinary step of overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress.” You claim it would be "unprecedented" if the justices overturn this law. But isn't that the proper role of the courts, and hasn't it happened many times before? Obama: Clearly, I was talking about important laws like this, which were enacted during my administation. So since...
  • “KATIE” TO PREMIERE MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2012 (Barf Alert)

    03/15/2012 2:28:35 PM PDT · by bkopto · 18 replies
    Facebook ^ | March 15, 2012 | Katie Couric
    Executive Producer Jeff Zucker today announced key production updates for Katie Couric’s highly anticipated nationally syndicated talk show, “Katie.” The daily, live show has already been cleared in 94% of the country, and will premiere on Monday, September 10, 2012. The show is distributed by Disney-ABC Domestic Television. In an internal webcast to television stations who will air “Katie,” Zucker unveiled the show’s logo, and announced additions to the senior production staff including Director Joe Terry, who has spent the last 14 years as Director for “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” and Co-Executive Producer Kathy Samuels. Samuels is a producer with...
  • Back Stab: Sarah Palin As Portrayed By Her Disloyal Staff

    03/10/2012 9:40:07 PM PST · by Steelfish · 52 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | March 10, 2012 | JOHN PODHORETZ
    Back Stab Sarah Palin As Portrayed By Her Disloyal Staff. MAR 19, 2012, VOL. 17, NO. 26 • BY JOHN PODHORETZ Nicolle Wallace was the onetime consultant to CBS News and media aide to George W. Bush who was assigned to work with Sarah Palin after the Alaska governor was chosen as John McCain’s running mate. It was Wallace who assured the McCain campaign that her dear friend Katie Couric, a committed liberal with a history of interviewing Republicans and conservatives in a quietly nasty way, was the right journalist to conduct a major early interview with the extremely conservative...
  • ABC Hopes Couric Can Replace 'Oprah'

    06/04/2011 9:40:46 AM PDT · by bkopto · 29 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 4, 2011 | SAM SCHECHNER
    ABC is placing a big bet on Katie Couric to fill Oprah Winfrey's shoes. The Walt Disney Co. network is putting the finishing touches on a deal with the former "Today" co-anchor for a syndicated talk show that draws on the template popularized by Ms. Winfrey, and is likely to announce the new program as early as Monday, according to people familiar with the negotiations. Ms. Couric's new job would bring one of TV's most recognized faces to daytime-TV as big turnover—notably Ms. Winfrey's exit—is throwing audience loyalties up for grabs. It caps months of talks with multiple media companies,...
  • On Twitter, Katie Couric Wonders If Weinergate Is a 'Legit News Story'

    06/03/2011 10:22:39 AM PDT · by Justaham · 59 replies
    newsbusters,org ^ | 6-3-11 | Tim Graham
    Due to perpetually low ratings, we won’t see how former CBS Evening News anchor Katie Couric would dismiss Weinergate. But on her Twitter page on Thursday, Couric tweeted: “I'm curious if anybody thinks this Anthony Weiner Twitter scandal is a legit news story or just fodder for late-night comedians...thoughts?” So much for Couric's Twitter motto: "True journalism separates fact from fiction. Passionate about discovering what makes the world tick." Like many liberals (and feminists), Couric somehow can’t believe this could be true, that a 46-year-old married Member of Congress would be stupid and creepy enough to send a crotch picture...
  • Katie Couric Anchors Final CBS Evening News Tonight [Buh bye......]

    05/19/2011 10:03:58 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 30 replies
    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...
  • Katie Couric On the Verge of $20 Million ABC Deal (and Kills General Hospital)

    05/06/2011 5:17:38 AM PDT · by tlb · 57 replies
    tmz ^ | 5/5/2011 | TMZ Staff
    Katie Couric and ABC television are on the verge of signing a $20 million deal, which would give Katie her own talk show, as well as significant involvement in ABC News -- and the big casualty could be "General Hospital." ABC would also give Katie a 1-hour, 5-day-a-week syndicated talk show, that would begin in September, 2012. Our sources say ... one option ABC is considering is giving its affiliates back the hour where "General Hospital" airs to make room for Katie. In other words, ABC would axe the third longest-running soap in history and the last one standing on...
  • Katie Couric To ABC?

    05/05/2011 8:55:04 AM PDT · by N. Theknow · 20 replies
    Radaronline.com ^ | 5 May 2011 | Unknown
    After success at both NBC and CBS, could Katie Couric's next stop be ABC? Couric, according to reports, is on the verge of inking a $20 million pact with the network that would include a talk show, as well as a working relationship with their news division.
  • Bozell: How About Charlie Sheen To Replace Couric?

    04/27/2011 11:08:58 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    CNSNews ^ | April 27, 2011 | Michael W. Chapman
    (CNSNews.com) – Katie Couric revealed on Tuesday that she is quitting her anchor job at the CBS Evening News and industry analysts are speculating that she will be replaced by 60 Minutes correspondent Scott Pelley. Before that deal is closed, however, Media Research Center President Brent Bozell has advised CBS to consider other candidates, such as Charlie Sheen and Britney Spears. “What’s the rush?” said Bozell in a tongue-in-cheek statement released today. CBS has “been in last place for well over a decade. Another few days won’t matter. Do not make (another) rash, premature, impulsive decision.” Bozell said that the...
  • Palin mocks Couric over CBS exit

    04/27/2011 9:42:56 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 79 replies
    CNN Political Ticker ^ | April 27, 2011 | Alexander Mooney
    (CNN) - As Katie Couric gets set to leave CBS News after five years in the anchor chair, it doesn't appear as if Sarah Palin will be sending any flowers. Appearing on Fox News Tuesday, Palin mocked the CBS newswoman who told People Magazine she is looking forward to a new position that will facilitate "multi-dimensional storytelling." "Yeah, and I hear that she wants to now engage in more 'multi-dimensional story telling' versus I guess just the 'straight on, read into the, that teleprompter screen story telling,'" Palin said. "More power to her. I wish her well in her -...
  • Couric’s Rocky Path to a Likely Parting With CBS (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    04/11/2011 5:01:35 AM PDT · by abb · 28 replies
    The New York Times ^ | April 11, 2011 | Bill Carter
    For Katie Couric, the offer in 2006 to become the anchor of “CBS Evening News” came with another incentive, one she prized almost as highly, according to two of her friends: the chance to report for “60 Minutes,” the newsmagazine that for Ms. Couric stood for the kind of serious journalism she had always aspired to. Regular appearances on “60 Minutes” were written into her $15 million-a-year contract with CBS, but once she arrived at the network, she found a chilly reception from some of the staff members at the venerable program. Some of Ms. Couric’s associates said that the...
  • MATT LAUER announces plan to leave the Today show after 13 years

    04/07/2011 5:56:48 AM PDT · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 23 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | Daily Mail Reporter
    One day after news broke that Meredith Vieira plans to leave the Today show when her contract expires this September comes news that co-host Matt Lauer plans to follow her out the door. Lauer, 53, will have been on the NBC morning show for thirteen years when his contract expires in December 2012.
  • Couric out, Pelley in as CBS anchor in June [Scott Pelley]

    04/05/2011 10:41:21 AM PDT · by Justaham · 38 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 4-5-11 | Ed Morrissey
    According to a new report from TMZ and picked up by Fox, CBS will play it safe and turn to an in-house talent in Scott Pelley to replace Katie Couric as its evening news anchor. The decision came personally from the new CBS News chairman, Jeff Fager, who apparently took the job with the condition that he could name the next anchor. However, Fager didn’t exactly have a wide range of options: “60 Minutes” correspondent, is the choice of CBS News Chairman Jeff Fager. We’re told Fager, who became Chairman in February, took the position on thecondition he could decide...
  • Rush Limbaugh: Katie Couric destroyed CBS News

    04/04/2011 11:34:11 AM PDT · by safetysign · 37 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 04/04/2011 | Joe Kovacs
    As news spreads that Katie Couric will be departing as anchor of the CBS Evening News, radio giant Rush Limbaugh says Couric simply "destroyed" the network when it comes to viewership. A network executive told the Associated Press last night that Couric is leaving her anchor post less than five years after becoming the first woman to solely helm a network TV evening newscast. On his nationally broadcast radio show today, Limbaugh, a frequent critic of Couric, said, "I'm sorry, Katie, but you know facts are facts. You guys might own the narrative, but we have the facts here, and...
  • AP source: Couric leaving news anchor post

    04/03/2011 9:27:58 PM PDT · by quantim · 31 replies
    AP/World ^ | Apr 4, 12:07 AM EDT | DAVID BAUDER
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Katie Couric is leaving her anchor post at "CBS Evening News" less than five years after becoming the first woman to solely helm a network TV evening newscast. A network executive, who spoke on condition of anonymity because Couric has not officially announced her plans, reported the move to The Associated Press on Sunday night. The 54-year-old anchor is expected to launch a syndicated talk show in 2012 and several companies are vying for her services. Couric's move from NBC's "Today" show was big news in 2006, and she began in the anchor chair with a...
  • Couric offered '60 Min'

    03/28/2011 8:46:28 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 25 replies
    nypost.com ^ | March 28, 2011 | MICHAEL SHAIN
    Katie Couric may finally get the chance to become a regular on "60 Minutes," now that she is apparently stepping down from the nightly news anchor job. An offer to become a regular correspondent for the prestigious Sunday night TV magazine is part of the package being offered Couric -- if she'll stay and do a projected daytime talk show for CBS, according to several network insiders. Ironically, Couric's 2006 contract called for her to contribute to the magazine at least six times a year, which never happened. When the show's notoriously prickly producers failed to give her any assignments,...
  • Katie Couric Plots CBS Exit (Not so Perky One out by June)

    03/25/2011 2:32:00 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 22 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | Friday March 25, 2011 | Howard Kurtz
    The CBS Evening News anchor is very likely to leave in June and Scott Pelley is a top contender to replace her but CBS is looking both within and outside the network, Howard Kurtz reports. The search is on for Katie Couric’s successor. The new CBS News chairman, Jeff Fager, is looking at candidates both within and outside the network, insiders say. One strong contender if Couric vacates the anchor chair in early June, as now seems almost certain, is veteran newsman Scott Pelley. The 60 Minutes correspondent has long been a favorite of Fager, who doubles as the show’s...
  • Study: CBS's Couric, NBC's Todd almost as liberal as DKos; WaPo left of Firedoglake

    03/22/2011 9:25:51 AM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 3/22/11 | Lachlan Markay
    Twitter and other social networks have provided social scientists with unprecedented means of measuring human interaction. As it turns out, that fact has implications for the media bias debate. In a study to be released next month, three Duke University researchers rank politicians and other public figures by political ideology as measured by a formula that incorporates whom they follow on Twitter, and who follows them. "The results dovetailed with ideological ranking systems based on the politicians’ voting records," the New York Times reported on Monday. If the study is accurate, it demonstrates just how liberal some of America's most...
  • Bernie Goldberg Predicts ‘Without Fear Of Being Wrong’ That Katie Couric Is Out At CBS

    03/21/2011 7:14:18 PM PDT · by Signalman · 30 replies
    mediaite ^ | 3/21/2011 | Frances Martel
    Katie Couric’s position at CBS News has come under question recently as reports have indicated both that their head anchorwoman may be looking for another home or that the network is attempting to significantly reduce her pay. And now resident media man at The O’Reilly Factor and veteran analyst Bernie Goldberg is betting his hat on it: “As anchorwoman of the CBS News, when her contract is out, she is gone.” The discussion came up at the tail end of a segment on the President’s approval ratings and the Libya situation– a much more politics-heavy Weekday with Bernie than his...
  • Katie Couric, George Stephanopoulos Party at Home of Convicted Pedophile, Pimp

    03/01/2011 12:20:26 PM PST · by Islander7 · 21 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | Mar 1, 2011 | John Sexton
    “Jeffrey is a monster.” That’s how 27 year old Virginia Roberts describes convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, and she should know. Virginia is now a married mother of three living in Australia but 12 years ago, when she was just 15, she was groomed by Epstein as his personal sexual assistant and traveling companion. Last week Mrs. Roberts, who had been identified in court documents only as “Jane Doe 102,” saw pictures of Epstein walking free with Prince Andrew and got angry. She decided to break her silence and told her story over several days to the Daily Mail. You...
  • CBS, Couric Talks Draw Near (She Makes $15,000,000 a YEAR? R U KIDDING?)

    02/14/2011 7:24:49 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 26 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 2/14/11 | SAM SCHECHNER
    Katie Couric may end up doing something seen as unlikely just a few years ago: stay on as anchor of "CBS Evening News." Both CBS Corp. and Ms. Couric appear open to a new deal that would keep her at the network's news division...CBS has indicated that it would like...to pare the cost of her annual base salary of roughly $15 million...
  • Bill down with Muslim Cosbys

    02/10/2011 10:11:15 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 39 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | February 11, 2011 | Gayle Fee and Laura Raposa with Megan Johnson
    Legendary funnyman Bill Cosby is down with Katie Couric’s plan for combating Islamophobia in America: a Muslim “Cosby Show.” “I like her idea,” The Cos told The Track. “I think you could very well teach and people could understand. I do feel that whenever I have gotten to meet people who are coming from different countries that may have been Muslim, I do know that they say they love ‘The Cosby Show.’ And then they ask me, ‘You know why? Because it’s about family.’ ”
  • Say What? Liberals & The Bonehead Things They Say

    02/09/2011 2:25:42 PM PST · by Starman417 · 3 replies · 1+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-09-11 | Gary Kukis
    Liberals:President Obama: “To the people of Egypt, particularly the young people of Egypt, I want to be clear: We hear your voices.” President Obama from less than a year ago about much larger demonstrations all over America: "So I've been a little amused over the last couple of days where people have been having these rallies about taxes. You would think they would be saying thank you." and "Those of you who are watching certain news channels on which I'm not very popular, and you see folks waving tea bags around...” President Obama at the Prayer Breakfast: “Now, sometimes...
  • Kathleen Parker Calls Katie Couric And Her Fellow Journalists The Bravest Of The Brave

    02/07/2011 7:03:13 AM PST · by sussex · 24 replies
    The Aged P.com ^ | the Aged P
    And those journalists – we can learn so much from their courage and dedication to bringing us the truth
  • Katie Couric your Multicultural fantasies do not work

    02/07/2011 7:00:30 AM PST · by Alaphiah123 · 8 replies
    Creating Orwellian Worldview ^ | 2/7/11 | Alaphiah
    It’s not unusual that the Radical left wing wishes to embark on totally crazy and destructive ideas that have already failed in the world. What is unusual is these Radical Lefties are now in charge of Media and government with power to actually put their counterproductive ideas into practice. In case you didn’t notice the hope and change of the Barry Hussein Soetoro presidential campaign was actually about embedding Radical Leftwing ideologies so deeply within the American psyche and laws that it would be virtually impossible to extricate all of them. Case in point, there is not an anti-Muslim sentiment...
  • In Egypt, the 'lamestream media' shows its courage and value. (Should be today's Barf Alert winner)

    02/07/2011 5:14:25 AM PST · by radioone · 9 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2-6-11 | Kathleen Parker
    Watching Katie Couric being harassed and shoved by a crowd of angry men in Cairo was especially jarring. Our little Katie? Make no mistake. Perky Katie is also brave Katie.
  • NBC Fires Employee for Posting 'What Is the Internet' Clip

    02/06/2011 10:46:48 AM PST · by Justaham · 31 replies · 1+ views
    aolnews.com ^ | 2-6-11
    An NBC worker who posted old footage from the "Today" show of the hosts wondering, "What is the Internet anyway?" has been fired, the network confirmed, saying the person had a history of distributing material without permission. The footage, in which Katie Couric, Bryant Gumbel and Elizabeth Vargas try to figure out the Internet and e-mail addresses, made the rounds via said Internet last week, posted and re-posted to Facebook pages and sent via e-mail. Filmed in 1994, the clip features Gumbel demanding, with a befuddled expression: "What is the Internet anyway?" and Couric stumbling to define it as: "that...
  • Katie Couric: 'Maybe We Need a Muslim Version of The Cosby Show'

    12/30/2010 10:43:40 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 158 replies · 83+ views
    Katie Couric: 'Maybe We Need a Muslim Version of The Cosby Show' By Tim Graham Created 12/30/2010 - 1:04pm By Tim Graham | December 30, 2010 | 13:04 Tim Graham's picture In her @katiecouric Web show analyzing the trends of 2010, the CBS Evening News anchor made a serious speech (in her serious, deep-thinker glasses) against the deep "seething hatred" against Muslims in America: I also think sort of the chasm, between, or the bigotry expressed against Muslims in this country has been one of the most disturbing stories to surface this year. Of course, a lot of noise was...
  • Katie Couric: 'Maybe we need a Muslim version of "The Cosby Show"'

    01/01/2011 10:19:45 AM PST · by Wings-n-Wind · 43 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/31/2010 | Laura Donovan
    CBS anchor Katie Couric believes a “Muslim version of ‘The Cosby Show’” could open the eyes of Americans and perhaps put an end to all the ”seething hatred many people feel towards all Muslims.” Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2010/12/31/katie-couric-maybe-we-need-a-muslim-version-of-the-cosby-show/#ixzz19o7IhLi2
  • Couric’s Dream TV Show Now Airing in Canada!‘Little Mosque on the Prairie’

    12/31/2010 10:21:57 AM PST · by cruise_missile · 13 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 12/31/2010 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    In a story that has garnered a lot of attention, CBS News anchor Katie Couric recently called for a Muslim version of the “Cosby Show” in order to combat what she sees is American Islamaphobia. It seems Canada already has Couric’s dream show. Every Monday night at 8:30, Canadians can tune into CBC Television’s sitcom “Little Mosque on the Prairie.” The show is wildly popular — enough so that it’s currently on its fifth season. The audience watches as a new imam and his mosque try to assimilate into the predominately Anglican town of Mercy. Each episode is rife with...
  • Katie Couric, CBS Discussing Pay Cut as Contract Talks Begin (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    12/21/2010 7:08:25 AM PST · by abb · 57 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | December 20, 2010 | Staff
    Katie Couric is in early talks on a new contract with CBS Corp. that could see the CBS Evening News anchor take a pay cut while expanding her role at the company, Bloomberg reported, citing anonymous sources. The network began meeting with Couric's agent at CAA early this month, according to Bloomberg, which reported that both parties have agreed that Couric must take a pay cut to remain at CBS, whose evening news lags behind NBC and ABC in the ratings with a nightly average of 5.7 million viewers. In addition, viewership for CBS' news program has dropped by 24%...
  • It’s the question stupid!

    12/17/2010 8:19:42 AM PST · by Alaphiah123 · 11 replies
    Creating Orwellian Worldview ^ | 12/17/10 | alaphiah
    Former Presidential advisor Condoleezza Rice in perhaps one of the finest explained answers regarding the decision to go to war with Iraq takes a farcical Katie Couric question on the subject of, what the Bush administration would have done if they knew then what we know now. Rice’s professorial response uncovered Couric’s obtuseness without Couric realizing it. I say this principally because she ventured the question again indicating that she didn’t understand that she had be revealed. (see 6:21 video)
  • Governor Palin: I Will Not Waste My Time With Katie Couric

    11/22/2010 1:49:07 PM PST · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 103 replies
    PalinTV ^ | November 22, 2010 | Sarah Palin
    Preview of Governor Palin’s interview on Hannity – November 22 2010
  • The 'Perky One' Ventures Outside the Upper West Side

    10/27/2010 5:01:32 AM PDT · by Lakeshark · 11 replies
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | 10/27/2010 | Nicole Coulter
    If Democrats want a single illustration in this election cycle of the hopeless disconnect between the coastal liberal elites and ordinary Americans, it might just be this: Failing news anchoress Katie Couric has recently deigned to leave her Upper West Side studio to mingle with the common folk in the "middle of the country."
  • Katie Couric, On the Move

    10/26/2010 12:53:17 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 11 replies
    TheDailyBeast ^ | October 25, 2010 | | Howard Kurtz
    The CBS anchor is nearing the end of her contract—and signs point surprisingly to her staying put. Howard Kurtz talks to her about her salary, her next move—and her love of the campaign trail.
  • CBS News Collapses As Katie Couric Heads For The Door (New round of layoffs expected this fall)

    09/01/2010 9:39:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 09/01/2010 | rebecca Dana
    With a new round of layoffs expected this fall, CBS News is being trimmed to the bone. Rebecca Dana on the dramatic drop in ratings, strange BlackBerry blackouts, and eager suitors for anchor Katie Couric. On Monday, Katie Couric begins her fifth, and quite possibly final, year of hard labor as anchor of the CBS Evening News. However she chooses to mark the occasion, it will no doubt be more subdued than the tears, dancing, and $10 million promotional campaign that attended her debut on Sept. 5, 2006.
  • CNN courts Couric

    10/08/2010 5:11:28 AM PDT · by maggief · 58 replies
    NYPost ^ | October 7, 2010 | MICHAEL SHAIN
    Friends of Katie Couric are saying the chances of her remaining at CBS are get ting slimmer. CNN appears especially eager to sign Couric now that the new show starring ex-Gov. Eliot Spitzer is off to a stumbling start.
  • Should Katie Couric Return to the 'Today' Show?

    10/01/2010 7:14:09 AM PDT · by BAW · 32 replies · 1+ views
    SodaHead ^ | SodaHead TV
    Katie Couric is starting to sound like the girl who made too many dates for prom. First she's out with CBS, now she's telling him she has to powder her nose so she can slip off and meet up with NBC. With Meredith Vieira announcing her potential retirement from the "Today" show, and Couric's contract with "CBS Evening News" ending in May, Couric has apparently been in talks with NBC CEO Jeff Zucker to return to her spot on "Today," which she left in 2006 for CBS. Unfortunately, Zucker is leaving his station before he would get a chance to...
  • Collapse at CBS News (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    09/01/2010 7:43:04 AM PDT · by abb · 94 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | August 31, 2010 | Rebecca Dana
    With a new round of layoffs expected this fall, CBS News is being trimmed to the bone. Rebecca Dana on the dramatic drop in ratings, strange BlackBerry blackouts, and eager suitors for anchor Katie Couric. On Monday, Katie Couric begins her fifth, and quite possibly final, year of hard labor as anchor of the CBS Evening News. However she chooses to mark the occasion, it will no doubt be more subdued than the tears, dancing, and $10 million promotional campaign that attended her debut on Sept. 5, 2006. The person who handled ordering business cards vanished, and staffers haven’t been...
  • 'CBS Evening News' Ties All-Time Low

    08/24/2010 11:28:20 AM PDT · by F15Eagle · 90 replies
    www.mediabistro.com via Drudge ^ | Aug 24, 2010 10:58 AM | By Kevin Allocca
    The network newscast ratings for last week are in and "CBS Evening News with Katie Couric" tied its all-time low in total viewers with an average of 4.89 million tuning in during the five days. The low was set last June, when ABC also hit its own low. (Ratings records date back to the 1991-'92 season.) Last week, NBC averaged 7.42 million total viewers and ABC averaged 6.51 million. We'll have the full breakdown of the week shortly.
  • The Death of Democracy and Other Light Fare

    08/05/2010 9:02:20 AM PDT · by Leigh Patrick Sullivan · 1 replies
    The Moderate Separatist ^ | August 5, 2010 | Leigh Patrick Sullivan
    ...the Couric/Palin chronicles part XXVII: news of the leaked video showing CBS anchorwoman Katie Couric mocking Sarah Palin (no surprise) has swept across the virtual world. As if Couric's credibility needed another hit, she goes on in the video to mock Palin's kids. This is nothing new for airhead Couric, who was caught before doing a similar mocking of former CBS anchor Dan Rather. Is it any wonder her ratings have plummeted? Can there be any remaining doubt about Couric's agenda going into the famous hatchet-job interview with the former VP candidate? The truth is, no matter who the Republicans...
  • Raw Video Discovered Showing Katie Couric Mocking Name of Sarah Palin’s Son “Track” – Video

    08/04/2010 12:40:47 PM PDT · by Justaham · 33 replies
    Here is video of CBS News Anchor Katie Couric during the 2008 Presidential Campaign being caught on video mocking Sarah Palin and her family during a practice session just days before the Republican National Convention. Couric is seen mocking the name of Palin’s son “Track” after reading his name, and later doing the same with the name of Palin’s hometown – Wasilla, Alaska. The video is instructive in that it shows the behind-the-scenes bias against Palin that was actually quite obvious during broadcasts as well.
  • Katie Couric mocks Sarah Palin’s children

    08/04/2010 9:27:52 AM PDT · by Qbert · 155 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill- Pundits Blog ^ | 8/4/2010 | Bernie Quigley
    Katie Couric, whose real name is Katherine Anne Couric, mocked the names of Sarah Palin’s children during a rehearsal in her studio. Her comments, made during the 2008 presidential campaign, are being discussed in the blogosphere today after being leaked. “Where the hell do they get these names from?” she asked, referring to Palin children Trig and Track, sending her crew into peals of laughter. I have some new names for CBS. In a tragedy in Louisiana this Monday, six young teenagers drowned. Their names were: Takeitha, JaMarcus, JaTavious, Litrelle, LaDairus and Latevin. These, like the names of Palin’s children,...