Katie Couric

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Katie Couric, anchor and managing editor of the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric, talks about her career in television news, her work raising awareness of colon cancer, and what her next move might be. Her book The Best Advice I Ever Got: Lessons from Extraordinary Lives is a compilation of stories and tips from people she’s met—from Malcolm Gladwell to Meryl Streep to Madeleine Albright to Mario Batali—on how to take chances, follow passions, deal with criticism and change the world.


Katie Couric

Comments [14]


Katie can be so tabloid - I gave up after I watched her "go after" a mother who had just lost her child

Apr. 12 2011 01:20 PM
Peter from New York

Katie is the best news anchor and news journalist on television news.

Apr. 12 2011 01:19 PM
Mike from Tribeca

In interviews with network news anchors, on this show and elsewhere, why are the cuts in correspondents and technicians over the past 20 years never mentioned?

Apr. 12 2011 01:16 PM

Katie Couric at her best here:

In this clip from the documentary "Spin" she basically dismisses a Native American history expert speaking about Columbus Day and the genocide of Americans.

Apr. 12 2011 01:16 PM
Amelia from New York

It's interesting that when asked about her word choice, she claims that neutral language is practically ingrained in her. Her example is anti-abortion and pro-abortion. Seriously? Pro-abortion? Apparently, neutral language is not so so inherent.

Apr. 12 2011 01:09 PM
MikeInBrklyn from Clinton Hill

I happen to appreciate the change that Katie has brought to the CBS Evening News. Based on the role she had played on the Today Show, I initially thought her choice was a mistake and might represent the fluffing of evening news. But now I choose the CBS Evening New over all others, because I find there better and more substantial reporting that its competitors - a good opener to the PBS News Hour. Oddly enough, I find the others fluffy.

I hope CBS does the smart thing and keep Katie.


Apr. 12 2011 01:06 PM
Douglas Wood from New York, New York

I am really enjoying this. It's great to get her insights on a variety of subjects from the other side as an interviewee. Not sure if you've had the chance to ask this, I came in a bit late for the interview, but I was wondering if she felt she was somehow "rehabilitated" as CBS anchor after her interviews with Sarah Palin. I thought her questions to Palin were fair, thoughtful, and should have been asked to a person running to be Vice-President of the United States. Yes, I want to know what they are reading and yes, I'd like to know their opinions on recent Supreme Court decisions. I thought Couric did a terrific job.

Apr. 12 2011 01:05 PM
Mike from Tribeca

If I wanted to hear trite feel good cliches, I could watch "Oprah."

Apr. 12 2011 01:03 PM
will from queens

45 million for 5 years? poor Katie

Apr. 12 2011 12:55 PM
Tony from Canarsie

Just what our celebrity obsessed youth need, another book of advice from celebrities.

Apr. 12 2011 12:51 PM
gene from NYC

Her little anecdote of wisdom reminded me more of the classic:

"But enough about me, what do _you_ think about me?"

She ever heard of narcissism?

Apr. 12 2011 12:49 PM
George from Woodside

Please ask Katie why she "grills" people who don't share her view, yet she fawned over a creep like 50 Cent?

I was glad she showed how shallow Palin is, by the way.

Apr. 12 2011 12:46 PM
a g from n j

i give her some credit, for slightly grilling ms. palin. apart from that,i'm not too sure.

Apr. 12 2011 09:16 AM
Jef Klein from Princeton

When my kids were little, they thought every woman on the radio or TV was Katie Couric, because the only TV show I watched was Today. Once, when my daughter Simone was 2, she got fed up listening to news on the car radio, and she yelled "blah, blah, blah! We heard it, lady!" My 4 year old son Ellis was deeply shocked by this outburst and said "Simone, don't speak to Katie like that!"

No matter what Katie does after CBS news, we'll keep watching her. She's terrific.

Apr. 12 2011 09:06 AM

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