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Couric Eyes Hour-Long Evening News…Every Night

Tonight, as last night, Katie Couric will anchor an hour-long Evening News. But Couric tells the New York Observer’s Felix Gillette she’d like to anchor an hour every night. “I really would like more time” says Couric, “Because I think time is not our friend at the Evening News.”

SchiefferCouric_11.5.jpgCouric, often the subject of news herself, transformed the campaign of John McCain, so said her colleague Bob Schieffer during coverage last night.

“Those interviews that you did with her, I mean, she made a terrible impression in those interviews and I think that’s when the bloom came off this rose right there,” Schieffer said, adding, “And I would say that even if you were not sitting here.”

Couric tells Gillette, “The interviews were important. I don’t mean to sound too self-congratulatory, because anytime a candidate does an interview, if it’s properly done, it should be revealing. Quite frankly, I’ve been disappointed by the lack of persistence I’ve seen in a lot of political interviews this season.”

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