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  • Katie Couric felt ‘pummeled’ at CBS News, resented by coworkers for $15M salary and unfriendly

    06/14/2014 6:54:22 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 48 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 6/14/14 | RICH SCHAPIRO
    Full Title: Katie Couric felt ‘pummeled’ at CBS News, resented by coworkers for $15M salary and unfriendly personality: new book In excerpts of Sheila Weller’s highly anticipated book ‘The News Sorority’ obtained by the Daily News, resentment towards Katie Couric was immediate upon her arrival to CBS News. According to Weller, Couric compared herself to Hillary Clinton, received a large salary while others were asked to take pay cuts, and failed to make friends with former CBS staffers who described her as abrasive. Poor Katie — get her some Kleenex and a wrinkle-free pantsuit. TV star Katie Couric took such...
  • Lack of star power in Katie Couric's interviews leaves Yahoo executives unhappy

    05/27/2014 10:18:10 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 35 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 5/27/14 | MARIANNE GARVEY, BRIAN NIEMIETZ AND OLI COLEMAN
    Katie Couric’s role as global news anchor at Yahoo is under scrutiny by the Internet company’s honchos — including CEO Marissa Mayer — who are wondering why the peppy former talk-show host isn’t bringing in big-name interviews. “Her bosses are unhappy,” says our source. “They thought Katie was a huge get and that huge stars would follow, with major interviews. Instead she’s had two that are memorable, and one was a book tour.” In Couric’s debut interview for the site, she did a 52-minute sit-down with former Defense Secretary Robert Gates in January. He was promoting his book, “Duty: Memoirs...
  • Gates: for Obama, War is 'about Getting Out' Former defense secretary says Obama was convinced

    01/08/2014 8:09:16 PM PST · by Nachum · 8 replies
    inn ^ | 1/8/14 | Gil Ronen
    In a new memoir, former US defense secretary Robert Gates delivered bruising opinions about President Barack Obama’s leadership in the Afghanistan war. Gates said that by early 2010 he had concluded the president “doesn’t believe in his own strategy, and doesn’t consider the war to be his. For him, it’s all about getting out.” In what the Washington Post called “one of the more serious charges that a defense secretary could make against a commander in chief sending forces into combat,” Gates observed that Obama was very pessimisic regarding his own strategy in Afghanistan. The president was “skeptical if not...
  • FLASHBACK: Biden in 2008: ‘Thank God Robert Gates is in Charge’

    01/08/2014 1:41:34 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 1/8/14 | staff
    Speaking at a National Guard Association Conference in September 2008, Joe Biden praised Defense Secretary Robert Gates, exclaiming “Thank God Gates in in charge now!” Flash forward six years later and Gates has not returned the favor. Gates wrote a new memoir, which details his time during office, revealing can’t miss tidbits and making digs at important government officials, most notably taking a jab at Vice President Biden.
  • White House: Obama not propping up Joe Biden

    01/08/2014 1:18:40 PM PST · by Nachum · 84 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/8/14 | Brian Hughes
    The White House, in damage control after a blistering memoir by former Defense Secretary Robert Gates went public, insisted that a full slate of events between President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden was not meant to prop up Biden. In a rare move, the White House opened up the weekly lunch between Obama and Biden to photographers Wednesday, prompting speculation that the administration was trying to gloss over a brutal 24 hours for Obama’s number two. “You can decide for yourself what you want to believe,” White House press secretary Jay Carney said Wednesday, calling the timing of the...
  • Book review: ‘Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War’ by Robert M. Gates (WaPo)

    01/07/2014 5:30:44 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 22 replies
    WaPo ^ | 1/7/2014 | Greg Jaffe
    In his new book, which has nearly 600 pages of text, Gates takes the reader inside the war-room deliberations of Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama and delivers unsentimental assessments of each man’s temperament, intellect and management style. “It is difficult to imagine two more different men,” Gates writes. Gates left Washington in 2011 with a reputation as a steady, sober-minded member of the foreign policy establishment, who had served eight presidents and was admired equally by Republicans and Democrats. The next time Gates visits the capital, his reception may not be quite so warm. “Duty” is his second...
  • Former Obama aides push back on Gates [Daley, Axerod]

    01/08/2014 8:58:35 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 8, 2014 | Mario Trujillo
    Former White House officials on Wednesday rushed to defend President Obama against scathing criticism from former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates. In his new memoir, Gates wrote the president did not believe in his own strategy in Afghanistan, and that for him, it was “all about getting out.” Former White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley said Gates shouldn’t have released his memoir while the war in Afghanistan is still being fought. “It’s one thing as historians look back on an administration, but in the middle of it, when you’re pursuing a war at the same time, and one that...
  • The Quiet Fury of Robert Gates

    01/08/2014 4:56:22 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 57 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | January 7, 2013 | Robert M. Gates
    All too often during my 4˝ years as secretary of defense, when I found myself sitting yet again at that witness table at yet another congressional hearing, I was tempted to stand up, slam the briefing book shut and quit on the spot. The exit lines were on the tip of my tongue: I may be the secretary of defense, but I am also an American citizen, and there is no son of a bitch in the world who can talk to me like that. I quit. Find somebody else. It was, I am confident, a fantasy widely shared throughout...
  • It Would be Helpful If Guys Like Bob Gates Would Tell the American People What They Know

    01/08/2014 11:50:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 18, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Is it any surprise that Barack Obama -- see, this is my point, in a nutshell, this is it, this is it. Is it any surprise that Barack Obama and his gang don't like the military? Is it any surprise that everything they do is a political calculation? No. None of this ought to be a surprise to anyone. The real question is -- and I don't know Robert Gates -- you know, this is becoming a trend. You got journalists who are covering campaigns who do not report things that could have impact on the outcome....
  • Towering Obama Arrogance and Superbia Confirmed in Robert Gates' New Tell-All Book...

    01/08/2014 3:12:29 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 33 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 08 January 2014 | Reaganite Republican
    "I may be the secretary of defense, but I am also an American citizen,  and there is no son-of-a-bitch in the world who can talk to me like that." Turns out that (genuinely bipartisan) former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates -the only high level official to stay-on from the Bush to Obama administrations, and who worked in some capacity for every US president since Richard Nixon- 'almost quit' in a 2009 Afghanistan strategy meeting, after being treated like crap by a President who he felt had zero grasp of "the uncertainties and unpredictability of war.' " This -among other...
  • Gates Faults Obama Over Afghanistan

    01/07/2014 5:24:38 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 24 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Jan. 7, 2014 | JULIAN E. BARNES and PETER NICHOLAS
    WASHINGTON—Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates compiled a pointed critique of President Barack Obama's oversight of the Afghanistan war in a new memoir that exposes strains within the administration over a vital period for U.S. military strategy. Mr. Gates writes that the president lost faith in the very war strategy he approved, wanted most to find a way out of combat, soured on his handpicked commander and tried to micromanage Pentagon policy, with White House aides facing off against four-star generals.
  • Gates slams Biden in new memoir

    01/07/2014 12:50:00 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 24 replies
    January 07, 2014, 02:52 pm Gates slams Biden in new memoir By Rebecca Shabad Former Defense Secretary Bob Gates slams Vice President Joe Biden in a new memoir, saying Biden has been wrong on "nearly every" major foreign policy and national security issues for the past 40 years. Gates calls Biden “a man of integrity,” but questions his judgment, writes The New York Times. The paper obtained an advance copy of the book, “Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War,” which will be released next week. “I think he has been wrong on nearly every major foreign policy and national...
  • Gates Slams Biden in Memoir, Reveals He Nearly Quit

    01/07/2014 1:11:41 PM PST · by 12th_Monkey · 34 replies
    Time ^ | Jan. 07, 2014 | Zeke J Miller
    Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates has harsh words for Vice President Joe Biden’s foreign policy judgement in his soon-to-be-released memoir. According to the New York Times, which obtained an early copy of the memoir, Gates calls Biden “a man of integrity,” but questions his record. “I think he has been wrong on nearly every major foreign policy and national security issue over the past four decades,” Gates writes, according to the Times. Gates, the only high-level holdover from the Bush administration to the President Barack Obama’s Cabinet, reveals he nearly quit his post in September 2009 while Obama reviewed...
  • Extra: "A gutsy call" Robert Gates is a Hypocrite.

    01/07/2014 3:46:42 PM PST · by vrwc54 · 36 replies
    CBS 60 Minutes ^ | 5/15/11 | Katie Couric
    From the 60 Minutes interview: Secretary of Defense Robert Gates tells Katie Couric that the mission was one of the most courageous decisions he's ever seen a president make. He calls it a "gutsy call."This 2 minute video is disgusting in its sycophancy. I've never forgiven Gates. There was no bigger Obama suck-up than Gates. Now he is an Obama critic? Give me a break.
  • Robert Gates, former defense secretary, offers harsh critique of Obama’s leadership in ‘Duty’

    01/07/2014 12:19:22 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 30 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 7, 2014 | Bob Woodward,
    Gates writes about Obama with an ambivalence that he does not resolve, praising him as “a man of personal integrity” even as he faults his leadership. Though the book simmers with disappointment in Obama, it reflects outright contempt for Vice President Biden and many of Obama’s top aides. Biden is accused of “poisoning the well” against the military leadership. Thomas Donilon, initially Obama’s deputy national security adviser, and then-Lt. Gen. Douglas E. Lute, the White House coordinator for the wars, are described as regularly engaged in “aggressive, suspicious, and sometimes condescending and insulting questioning of our military leaders.” During that...
  • 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 Deal to Become Yahoo’s “Global News Anchor” Set to Be Announced Monday

    11/24/2013 10:27:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    All Things Digital ^ | November 23, 2013 | Kara Swisher
    As AllThingsD had first reported in August that it was working on, Yahoo is poised to announce a deal with well-known television news star Katie Couric to do a high-profile online interview show on its home page. The deal is set to be announced on Monday, said multiple sources at the company, which could designate Couric as “global news anchor” of the Silicon Valley Internet giant. That title could change, of course. So could the deal or its timing, although it seems set now after months of negotiations with ABC News, which is both Yahoo’s online news partner and Couric’s...
  • 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...
  • Katie Couric's Talk Show Teetering on the Verge of Cancellation

    10/09/2013 8:03:49 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 50 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 10/9/2013 | Alex Ben Block
    Soft ratings, a huge budget and "disdain" for her female audience — Q Scores report only 10 percent of women view Couric favorably — have the host's Disney/ABC talk show in jeopardy as a renewal decision nears. One of the TV's priciest daytime experiments soon could be coming to an end. Stations throughout the U.S. are contracted to carry Katie Couric's syndicated talk show through summer 2014, but the decision on whether Katie will score a third season likely will be made this month -- and renewal seems a long shot. In fall 2012, Disney/ABC TV rolled out the red...
  • Piers Morgan’s gig to end? CNN ‘actively looking for a replacement’

    10/02/2013 12:56:51 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 39 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | 10/1 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    An Internet site that reports on issues that emanate from within America’s news rooms said CNN’s Piers Morgan is on the out. But it’s not clear whether he will sever ties with CNN completely — or simply with his coveted prime time slot. FTVLive reported that sources say CNN head Jeff Zucker is “actively looking for a replacement for Piers Morgan.” Mr. Morgan in 2012 signed only a one-year contract extension, and that’s about to wrap, the site reported. Mr. Zucker would like to replace him with Katie Couric,
  • KATIE COURIC DAYTIME SHOW 'AN UNMITIGATED DISASTER' (ABC looking to replace the perky one?)

    06/08/2013 12:43:29 PM PDT · by drewh · 82 replies
    Big Journalism ^ | 8 Jun 2013, 7:32 PDT
    A long time ago in a media world far, far away, Katie Couric was once seen as a competent, likable, down to earth co-host of NBC's "Today Show." She was appealing, smart, and accessible, But success ruined Couric. Over time, she became a Media Diva and a divisive, hysterical left-wing partisan. Whatever your politics, it is impossible to dispute that Couric went Hollywood -- and narcissism is never pretty In the wake of her chilling metamorphosis, Couric has only met failure. But her latest endeavor, a daytime talk show, is making Couric's time at CBS look like the glory days...
  • Katie Couric: Larry King ‘lunged’ at me during our bad date

    02/01/2013 1:50:24 PM PST · by illiac · 74 replies
    New York Post ^ | 2/1/13 | Page Six New York Post
    To the shock of America, Katie Couric admitted she shared an intimate evening with Larry King. Yes, the bespectacled, suspender wearing, grandfatherly TV-news journalist who is 23 years Couric’s senior. On last night’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” Couric recounted in striking detail about the Italian dinner date she went on with King 26 years ago in Washington, DC. After dinner, King drove them back to his apartment where he tried to put the moves on her. “So we sat there and what can I say, he lunged,” Couric said (to the delight/horror of everyone watching probably.)
  • 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,...
  • At 25th Anniversary Gala, Katie Couric 'Wins' MRC's 'Worst Reporter in the History of Man Award'

    09/28/2012 9:55:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    NewsBuster.org ^ | September 28, 2012 | NB Staff
    NewsBusters's parent company the Media Research Center (MRC) today proudly announces that perky Katie Couric is the “winner” of the DisHonor of the Worst Reporter in the History of Man for her outrageously pathetic bias as chronicled by the MRC over the past quarter century. The competition was fierce, but Couric was selected from a competitive field of finalists that included Bryant Gumbel, Brian Williams, and Dan Rather by the more than 1000 attendees who cheered and jeered throughout the evening to roast the liberal media's worst of the worst at the MRC's 25th Anniversary DisHonors Awards Gala. The event...
  • 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....
  • Ratings: Sarah Palin Beats 'The Perky One'

    04/04/2012 11:24:29 PM PDT · by Justaham · 7 replies
    Tuesday's ratings numbers are in, and "The Rogue" beat "The Perky One." Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin defeated Katie Couric in their heavily hyped ratings duel on the airwaves on Tuesday when Palin co-hosted NBC's "Today" show while Couric was guest-hosting ABC's "Good Morning America." According to Nielsen Fast National Data, "Today" drew 5.497 million viewers while "Good Morning America" had 5.141 million on Tuesday. With Palin co-hosting on Tuesday, "Today" bested "GMA" by 356,000 viewers. That margin was greater, by 8 percent, than the 333,000 viewer advantage "Today" had on Monday, when Palin was not on the show. Palin...
  • Palin: ‘I’m ecstatic we beat the ‘perky one”

    04/04/2012 9:39:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/4/12 | Alexis Levinson
    Sarah Palin beat Katie Couric in the ratings game Tuesday when the two women hosted competing morning shows. Palin, never one to hold punches, gloried in her dominance over “the ‘perky one.’” “[F]rankly, I’m ecstatic we beat the ‘perky one,’” Palin emailed Zap2it, along with some glowing compliments for the “Today” show staff and cast. Her problem was not with ABC, Palin made clear, just Couric, who was filling in as the host of “Good Morning America.” “I wouldn’t have gone up against ABC’s vacationing Robin Roberts, because she’s such a good egg,” said Palin. “By the way, both Robin...
  • Sarah Palin Guest Hosts Today, Probably Not for the Last Time [The "Unsinkable" Sarah Palin]

    04/03/2012 7:36:19 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 71 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 04.03.12 | Brian Preston
    The first Mama Grizzly reference came in the first minute or two of former AK Gov. Sarah Palin’s stint guest hosting NBC’s Today show. In the opening segment, a very energetic Palin noted New York’s “warm” weather (by comparison to Alaska, where it was 25 degrees this morning, about 20 degrees cooler than NYC), Ann Curry scoffed at the idea that it was warm and that’s when Palin whipped out the Mama Grizzly. Alaskans are just made of sterner stuff than hardened New York network hosts, it seems: Curry was bundled up and visibly reacting to the mild weather. Matt...
  • Sarah Palin Is Going Toe-To-Toe With Katie Couric This Week By Co-Hosting The 'Today' Show

    04/01/2012 12:16:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/01/2012 | Brett LoGiurato
    No, this is not an April Fools joke. Sarah Palin will co-host NBC's "Today" show on Tuesday morning, pitting her directly against Katie Couric, who is guest-hosting ABC's "Good Morning America" for the entirety of next week. The direct competition with Couric could have been an enticing factor for Palin. It's her chance to get back at the "gotcha" tactics of Couric from the 2008 election, or the "lamestream" media, or the "elite liberal" media, or whatever she likes to call it these days. Maybe she'll grace us all with new adjectives! And it signals a freak-out mode for NBC,...
  • Exclusive - Palin to Couric: 'Game On'

    03/31/2012 7:40:17 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Saturday March 31, 2011 | Alexander Marlow
    When news broke that Katie Couric will be filling in for Robin Roberts next week on ABC's "Good Morning America," the country yawned.  Or, at least we did, until we learned that NBC plans to pit "The Rogue Warrior" against "The Perky One": Sarah Palin will be guest-hosting "Today" this Tuesday. [....] "I see this as a good opportunity to bring an independent, common-sense conservative perspective to NBC. We’re 'going rogue' and infiltrating some turf for a day,” Palin told Breitbart News. When Breitbart News asked for a comment about the fact that she will be competing with Couric, Gov....
  • “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...
  • Andrea Yates could be freed by the end of this year

    06/20/2011 4:28:53 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 185 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8:31 PM on 20th June 2011 | By David Gardner
    A mother who shocked America by drowning her five children in the bathtub may be freed by the end of the year, according to her lawyer. Andrea Yates systematically murdered her children, aged between six months and seven years, at her suburban Clear Lake, Texas, home ten years ago today. She then dialled 911 and told the first police officer who arrived at the house: 'I just killed my kids.'
  • 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...
  • Part Two - The Obama Campaign Makes Thousands of "Gutsy" Calls

    05/17/2011 7:07:56 AM PDT · by vrwc54 · 3 replies
    You Tube ^ | 5/16/11 | RobtKraft/GrannyJan
    Katy Couric to Robert Gates on 60 Minutes, "you could see it in his face (Obama) in that photograph, what was it like being near him in that room?"Part 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rn4Xb9aUd2o
  • SNL - Tina Fey As Palin" 'We Finally Vanquished One of the World's Great Villains - Katie Couric'

    05/08/2011 3:27:53 PM PDT · by CharlyFord · 55 replies
    New Busted ^ | May 08, 2011 | Noel Sheppard
    NBC's Tina Fey guest-hosted "Saturday Night Live" last evening, and viewers could hardly be surprised her network took the opportunity to once again use her to bash former Alaska governor Sarah Palin. In a mock Republican presidential candidates debate, before depicting Palin as an idiot that doesn't fully understand English, Fey did manage to take a humorous swipe at the soon to be exiting CBS "Evening News" host saying, "I want to acknowledge that this week we finally vanquished one of the world's great villains, and I for one am thrilled to say good riddance to Katie Couric" (video follows...
  • 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...
  • 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 -...
  • Katie Couric: I Am Leaving CBS Evening News

    04/26/2011 12:23:26 PM PDT · by Justaham · 88 replies
    People Magazine ^ | 4-16-11 | Alicia Dennis
    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...
  • 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...
  • Source: Matt Lauer Leaving the 'Today' Show

    04/06/2011 3:26:50 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 24 replies
    etonline.com ^ | April 6, 2011 | ETONLINE STAFF
    As headlines have Meredith Vieira leaving the "Today" show, a source tells ET and The Insider that Matt Lauer has notified his NBC bosses that he will be resigning from the "Today" show when his contract expires on December 31, 2012. Could he be thinking about re-teaming with his former "Today" show co-host Katie Couric and his former "Today" show executive producer Jeff Zucker? It has been widely speculated that Couric is expected to leave the "CBS Evening News" and launch her own talk show with Zucker. The "Today" show released a statement Wednesday, saying, "There seems to be an...
  • 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...
  • 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 - Katie Couric... In or Out?

    02/08/2011 7:12:34 PM PST · by cakid1 · 29 replies
    cbs47 ^ | 2-8-11 | cakid1
    Interesting exchange in an interview with her new Boss. Is Katie Couric out at CBS? No one knows, but the new Chairman of CBS News said he doesn't know yet whether Katie Couric wants to stay at the network. From 'Broadcasting & Cable...' "What are your thoughts on keeping Katie Couric in the family? Do you think she wants to stay?" "I don't know whether she does. It's a good question. It's high on the list of things to do to spend some time with Katie to find out what she wants to do and what she sees is best...
  • 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: 1994-Can You Explain What Internet Is? (Video)

    02/04/2011 12:21:11 PM PST · by lbryce · 41 replies
    Gawker TV ^ | February 4, 2011 | Staff
    Katie Couric:Can You Explain What Internet Is? (Video) Here's a recently re-discovered oldie—and goodie!—to show how far technology has come in the last two decades. Watch this Today Show clip from 1994, featuring Katie Couric and Bryant Gumbel's complete confusion about what, exactly, the Internet is.
  • Cat Fight: Morning Joe and Mika Trade Jabs Over Couric, Limbaugh

    02/03/2011 5:38:13 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 29 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Is a cat fight strictly a feminine affair, or can a man and woman engage in one? Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski certainly seemed to offer up a good example of the genre today. The two traded feline fisticuffs on Morning Joe. Scarborough went first, swiping at Katie Couric for having cavorted on a Miami beach with her beau before departing for Egypt. Mika later retaliated, archly musing about the number of Limbaugh's marriages during a segment featuring Elton John's comments on El Rushbo. View video here.
  • Maybe America Could Use a Muslim Sitcom After All?

    01/28/2011 12:00:11 PM PST · by Walter Scott Hudson · 30 replies
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | January 28, 2011 | Calvin Freiburger
    Remember Katie Couric's insipid suggestion that Americans needed a Muslim version of The Cosby Show to help us get over our seething Islamophobia? It earned derision in the blogosphere for its condescending view of the country as a hive of bigotry and its refusal to give the Islamic world any share of the blame for Islamic image problems, but PopEater reports that the idea is picking up steam among Muslims in the television industry: "We want to see a typical Arab-American family that is just like every other family in America," said Arab-American comedian Dean Obeidallah, who has developed a...
  • SOTU: Couric Crushed Obama Didn't Raise Gun Control

    01/28/2011 3:47:39 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 27 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Given the chance to interview Katie Couric, I wouldn't ask her what newspapers she reads. I'd want to know how she understands her role as anchor, and why she thinks it's appropriate to express opinions on controversial issues of the day. For that's just what she's done on the subject of gun control, expressing disappointment that Pres. Obama didn't raise it in his SOTU. Describing her dissatisfaction in her "Notebook" yesterday, Couric asserted that PBO's failure to raise gun control put a "cloud" over the SOTU. View video after the jump.
  • Couric Fleshes Out 'Mulsim Cosby Show' Idea

    01/07/2011 12:29:49 PM PST · by Bumpus2 · 43 replies
    Three Fingers of Politics ^ | 1/7/11 | Blind Blueberry
    To: CBS Entertainment Division From: Katie Couric Re: Muslim Cosby Show Ideas Hey guys. I’ve been meaning to do this for about a week, but with the assassination in Pakistan and the bombing of the Coptic church in Egypt, things have been busy over here on the news side. I know I’m a little out of my element here, being a serious and super-well respected journalist, but I really was serious the other day when I said on air that we need a “Muslim Cosby Show.” As you guys know, that warm portrayal of a middle class African-American family in...