Loyal Repman fans who have followed this blog from the get go will recall an ongoing battle with Ted
‘Ludacris’ Birkhahn and others over the fate of Katie Couric.
I said she was out of her depth, a lightweight trying to fill a chair once occupied by Murrow, Cronkite and Rather, who wouldn’t last. Ludacris and his ilk argued to the contrary, vowing that Katie would be a mega star and that Repman was being sexist and would eat his words. Not!
It’s good to be right. Katie’s gone and I predicted it.
And, here’s my next Katie prediction. She’ll be taking on Oprah and Ellen in the late afternoon talk show wars very, very soon. And, you know what? She’ll do very, very well. Katie’s fluff. And, the late afternoon talk show set loves fluff.
So, look for Ms. Couric to do less hard news and more soft stories close to home, such as: ‘how to get that special guy to ask you to the senior prom,’ ‘wedding vows: do’s and don’ts’ and ‘weight loss tips of the stars.’ I may not watch, but a good percentage of America will.
Regardless of whether she stays or goes, she’s failed to make any dent in the ratings so I admit that I was wrong. I think I knew deep down that she wouldn’t succeed. It was wishful thinking.
Btw – how did the conversation shift from Couric to Hilary and Obama? And when did I ever say that people will vote for them?
Sorry, CPO Kasko the auditions were open to current employees only. And, we’ve already selected a winner: Paul the intern. Paul created an intro that I believe will elevate the entire show. It’s that good. And, it was time for a new intro anyway
Thanks for the comments, CPO Kasko. The quality of the presidential candidates matches that of Katie as nightly newsanchor (think: lightweight). That said, I’d go with either over McCain, who will just dig us a deeper grave in Iraq. Estimates vary, but I’ve heard we’ve already spent between one and three trillion funding W’s not-so-excellent adventure. Just imagine what those monies could do for our ailing economy right about now.
Admiral Cody: When you’re right, YOU’RE RIGHT! She’s a goner and I she was never the right fit, despite what our friend Teddy says. It may have more to do with “acceptance” by the masses, which, rightly or wrongly, decides these kinds of things. Same thing with Hillary and Obama, BTW. Too many people will not vote for either of them, even if Ted and many of my Democrat friends say otherwise!!
Despite CBS’s protestations, I’m still confident Katie’s days are numbered
My theory from day one was that she was going to eventually be paired with Moonves wife on the Morning program…Katie was the Queen of the morning and the only way for CBS to get her was to let her fail in the evening and then move her to the Morning Show… with the added benefit that Les’ wife would then be part of the #1 Morning Team.
Jeez Rep, even when you’re right, you’re wrong.
From the AP
“CBS has put the kibosh on a widely circulated report that Katie Couric might be exiting from her CBS Evening News post before her $15-million-a-year contract expires in 2011.
“We are very proud of the CBS Evening News, particularly our political coverage, and we have no plans for any changes regarding Katie or the broadcast,” a network rep said in a statement Thursday.”
Nah- I don’t think Larry King is really a woman.
In my opinion, she never seemed comfortable in the new role. If it isn’t working out, it’s time to move on.
What do people think about the Larry King rumors?
It’s the humane thing to do. Now she can go back to being perky and talk about her colon.