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Letterman Tries to Convince Katie Couric She Shouldn't Leave CBS (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Mar 23rd 2011 2:40AM
Katie Couric, 'Late Show with David Letterman'With Katie Couric's contract up soon, there is speculation that she might be looking to leave her gig as anchor of 'CBS Evening News.' David Letterman decided to get to the bottom of it when he had her on 'Late Show' (Weeknights, 11:35PM ET on CBS), but Couric played it coy.

"I'm figuring out what I want to do and I'm just sort of in the process of, you know, figuring out the future," she said. She made it clear, though, that she has no contractual ties to CBS after this summer and could move on if she chose to.

So Letterman tried another tactic, by letting her know that the evening news anchor position isn't something you walk away from. He listed many of the greats that have come before her like Brokaw, Cronkite and Jennings.

He even dropped Brian Williams's name in there for good measure, though he did miss CBS's own Dan Rather. Shame on you, Dave!

"Look at all these people," he said of the prior evening news anchors. "They get in it, they saddle up and they ride into the sunset." But Couric apparently isn't sure she wants to end her career as a news anchor.

Do you think Katie Couric will leave the 'CBS Evening News'?

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msandi116

katie couric rocks !!!

March 23 2011 at 4:58 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Brian Workman

Don't let the door hit you in the butt on the way out and take Letterman with you!!

March 23 2011 at 3:19 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
frankerin

If Couric leaves take Letterman with her. She can drop him in the garbage on the way out

March 23 2011 at 2:05 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
WEN

TALK ABOUT TWO OVERPAID PERSONALITIES TRYING TO ENCOURAGE EACHOTHER. LETTERMAN HAS LESS TALENT THAN A POSTMAN....COURIC'S RATINGS HAVE DIVED AND SHE IS BEING PAID MILLIONS....TIME FOR CHANGES THAT MEAN SOMETHING.

March 23 2011 at 1:59 PM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply
ddiribbons

Since liberals are only 18% of our population, why not designate a small part of the country as a corral for them. If they want to leave the corral, they would be required to attend a course in understanding common sense and logic.
Only if they pass the test can they be granted permission to leave.

March 23 2011 at 1:29 PM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
Michael

Who cares ???

March 23 2011 at 1:19 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
George

"As for Letterman, he is another liberal jerk. Birds of a feather."

I like Letterman cuz he gets the word out on that doofus Sarah Palin.

March 23 2011 at 1:11 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
George

"As for Letterman, he is another liberal jerk. Birds of a feather."

I like Letterman cuz he gets the word out on that doofus Sarah Palin.

March 23 2011 at 1:11 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
DShook

One loser telling another loser to stay? What a joke! I doubt CBS, as stupid as they are, wants her to stay. After all, she only lost 3 million viewers. And Letterman? He'll never have the audience Leno has...and certainly not what Carson had. I'm surprised anyone watches that dope.

March 23 2011 at 1:09 PM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply
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ddiribbons

To be admitted to one of Letterman's shows, it is required to laugh at his supposedly humorous comments. They hold up a sign you cannot see that says, "LAUGH NOW!"

March 23 2011 at 1:32 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
cray542464

ROFLMAOPMP!!!!! As though she has a choice???????????????

March 23 2011 at 12:50 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply