TVNewser FishbowlDC AgencySpy TVSpy LostRemote PRNewser SocialTimes AllFacebook 10,000 Words GalleyCat UnBeige MediaJobsDaily

Katie: All Dolled Up and Serious

dropping anchors.jpgCould it be a plot by NBC? Cuz if we wanted to, say, make ABC’s Charlie Gibson look a little less serious-news-like before he went to another network’s evening news, we’d find as many pix of him as we could doing things like dancing in goofy outfits and jumping up and down exuberantly.

OK, Katie Couric can also ask tough questions, as we saw in the Today show tribute this morning when she asked Colin Powell, Hillary Clinton and other heavies, “You’re not going to answer the question, are you?” But was that really “The Way We Were” playing at the end of a piece on her interviews with disfigured victims of tragedy?

Maybe it’s all unfair and Brian Williams wishes he could get dolled up in petticoats or weep on air. Katie’s tears this morning certainly seemed genuine. And we do admire Katie’s range.

Here’s a thought on her mind’s inner workings. Maybe Katie saw that the top of her head wasn’t on Harry Shearer‘s parody (above), so she’s going to anchor the CBS Evening News because she knows that’s the best way to get it on there next time.

To read all Katie’s comings and goings: Check TV Newser.

Mediabistro Course

Overcoming Writer's Block

Overcoming Writer's BlockUse proven tools and exercises to get back to writing! Starting July 15, learn a process that will help you pinpoint your optimal writing conditions, structure your time and build a framework to increase your productivity. Register now!