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Couric not sure she's happy with the way her show is now

by Bob Sassone, posted Jul 8th 2007 2:22PM


CBS Evening News anchor Katie Couric says that she's not sure she would have made the move from NBC if she knew she'd be doing the type of show she is doing right now.

In a New York interview, Couric says that understands that viewers hate change and that they tried to change too many things in the first couple of months that she was there, but that she's not sure she would have taken the gig if she knew it would end up as the same traditional network news show. She says there are days she wishes she hadn't taken it. She even hints that if it doesn't turn out to be the job for her, "I'll do something else that's really exciting and fulfilling for me."

I bet her CBS bosses are thrilled with those type of comments.

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Love katy!
Wish she would do some real reporting!

August 16 2007 at 12:32 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Katie Couric is bad enough with that glued "where am I Look" with no conviction in the evening news, but to suggest Paul Magers @ KCBS just becuase he already works at CBS is another knife in the ratings heart. Magers is good local because that's the only place he goes. LOCAL
To have a skirt chasing ego engine running the show during national prime time your most certain for a bigger crash and CBS can't afford the insurance on Faul Magers. Katie can grow up and borrow the pants that Laura Diaz wears.

July 14 2007 at 11:25 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

CBS News has one person with both the gravitas and marketability already in-house. I nominate Lara Logan to succeed Katie Couric on the CBS Evening News immediately. Lara has put her self at the heart of the story, especially with the current Iraq War many times. She will travel to the story without hesitation. Lara is also quite pleasing to the eyes; a real bonus!

July 09 2007 at 8:22 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

CBS should replace her with Laura Logan or Russ Mitchell. Both have voices more agreeable than Couric's.

July 09 2007 at 3:41 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Since we're taking guesses ...

CBS should ditch the 6:30 news altogether and start a "Daily Show" knock-off or even a current events-themed game show.

Moonves has hinted at wanted to really shake things up. This would be monumental -- acknowledge that cable does a better job covering the news, slash your news budget and kick the other networks to the curb in the ratings.

Or he could just get his beautiful wife to read the news.

July 09 2007 at 12:46 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Toss her out, drag Schieffer in at least temporarily, since at least he's the only one to IMPROVE ratings since Uncle Walter left. Get someone like Shepard Smith from FNC and give the news some huevos...

July 09 2007 at 11:31 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Best guess: CBS will hire Anderson Cooper of CNN when his contract ends this year, move him into the anchor chair after the '08 election, and move Katie Couric to "60 Minutes," where she does occasional stories already.

If Charlie Gibson retires after the election, ABC and CBS could be anchor shopping at the same time.

July 09 2007 at 9:44 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

If she's trying to save face, crossing Les Moonves isn't the way to do it.

July 09 2007 at 6:02 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

It's bad casting. The 6:30 news just isn't the right place for Katie Couric. I watch the 6 PM news here in LA on CBS2, then when she comes on, I mentally groan, and turn the channel to NBC.

This story paves the way for her to leave. If she is making comments like “If it turns out it wasn’t a perfect fit,” she says, “then, you know, I’ll do something else that’s really exciting and fulfilling for me.” then you know they are contemplating a move.

Then big question is who could replace her? Certainly no one currently at CBS News. How about Paul Magers? He is the head anchor at KCBS who turned that chronically poor newscast into an Emmy-award winning #1 show in Los Angeles. KCBS is an O&O, so he is already a CBS employee.

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