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Katie Couric Talks About Her Time At CBS Evening News, Admits Mistakes

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Don't be so hard on yourself, Katie! We think you did a fantastic job!

Earlier today, we learned that Katie Couric will be leaving her position as chair of CBS Evening News for another opportunity.

Now, Katie has spoken up about her time as anchor, and she's admitted that she's made some mistakes:

"I would have given people what they were used to, a traditional newscast. And then as they got to know me and got more comfortable, then I would’ve started toying with the format and trying new things."

"I think we were overly ambitious. We probably would have been better off playing it a little safer."

As we said before, Katie, we think you were wonderful! We're excited to see where you end up next.

Do U agree with Katie's comments? Should they have "played it a little safer?"

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16 comments to “Katie Couric Talks About Her Time At CBS Evening News, Admits Mistakes”



  1. 1

    I think she was better on the evening news than she was on the morning show. She was getting to be too silly in the morning.



  2. 2

    Katie Couric didn't understand that Evening News is a sacred institution in this country. The young people might not watch the Evening News, but there is a very large older population who depend on the evening news for their information and they have to believe and trust the anchor.
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    After Couric went after Palin, she lost a lot of creditability among older Americans who watch the Evening News.



  3. 3

    The reason her ratings sucked is because no one wants to hear her opinion on the evening news. If she were doing an opinion or commentary show, then fine…but it was an inappropriate format.



  4. 4

    She did a great job on the evening news! The situation was a lose lose situation for her. When alot of people get used to a certain news anchor and type of broadcast, and then bring in someone differant who's personalaty is more up beat, alot of people are going to want to see her fall on her face rather than succeed. Keep going strong Katie! Rather than let some execs fit you into a certain format, build the format to fit you!



  5. 5

    Couric did a fantastic job of putting CBS evening news in the $hitter for a $15k salary a year. CBS should have let her out of her contract a long time ago. Maybe if they put Kim Kardashian in her place, CBS would get more viewers. (In a bikini, of course.) Khloe can do sports and Kourtney can do the weather.



  6. 6

    she was the wrong choice from the beginning,
    people gave her a chance but the ratings proved the obvious
    she's a TV personality NOT a journalist
    she never really paid her dues in the field
    you can't call Rock Ctr. the world



  7. 7

    It's plain and simple,Katie did not succeed because many people did not trust the content of the news she delivered due to her very left leaning limousine liberal viewpoint. Many people are opting to get their news from news websites verses Network TV anyway.



  8. 8

    Re: poodlewithamohawk – in the upside down sideways world we now live in I think YOU'RE RIGHT!
    excuse me I need to get busy on my sex tape



  9. 9

    Two words. Buh-Bye.



  10. 10

    Re: poodlewithamohawk – That made me laugh out loud!!! Great comment!! Thanks for the laugh.



  11. 11

    "Don't be so hard on yourself, Katie! We think you did a fantastic job!"

    Idiocy abounds! Couric was an unmitigated disaster for CBS as the evening news plummeted to 3rd place with the lowest viewership in years. Fantastic job? Hogwash! Stop sucking butt!



  12. 12

    She is such a stupid bitch. I hope she leaves the CBS Evening news and crawls under a rock. She's such a has been. She's only slightly less tolerable than Rachel Maddow. Both are egotistical women (I use that term very lightly as it pertains to Maddow) that think everyone cares what they think. Nobody gives a shit what your opinions are, Katie. You totally screwed up the evening news and CBS would do well to kick your ass out of there. They should have a long time ago.



  13. 13

    Katie SUCKED. It's time for her rich ass to retire.



  14. 14

    What ya'll don't know is Katie was "Shackled" there. CBS oversaw EVERYTHING she did and wanted it their way. Right down to the clothes she "could" wear and even picking the colors THEY wanted her to wear. VERY SAD for her!



  15. 15

    Katie Couric is a joke.



  16. 16

    Katie Couric is an opinionated idiot in a position that needs an auto pilot talking head.

    She lost all credibility on The Today Show. What did CBS think? That she would grow it back?

    She's laughing her way to the bank.

    Joke's on you CBS.