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October 23, 2014

You can go see Couric, just don't bring a pen

by Bob Sassone, posted Jul 13th 2006 2:02PM

Katie CouricWeird story out of Minneapolis. Katie Couric made an appearance in the city recently as part of her "Eye on America" campaign to introduce herself as the new anchor of the CBS Evening News (she starts in September).

Here's the weird part: Matt Bartel, who does the MNSpeak blog, was given an invitation to one of the events as a journalist. But at the last minute he was pulled out of the crowd by organizers because they found out he was a blogger! They told him "we don't want you to participate," and asked him for his notebook. When he refused, they decided he could stay if he gave them his pen.

Yeah, because there's no way that he could report on what happened by memory or a digital recorder or a second pen or something. But Bartel says there really wasn't that much to report.

But there is some shocking news to report: Bartel told Couric he doesn't own a television. Doesn't own a television?! What's up with that?

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