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Maybe America Wasn’t Ready For Katie

“Maybe Katie Couric never really had a chance this year to prove herself as the anchor of ‘The CBS Evening News,’” Jon Friedman suggests.

He wonders: Maybe “America wasn’t truly ready for the first solo woman evening-news anchor, let alone someone smart and attractive with pretensions to sounding puckish and hip.” And he adds: “Ironically, the program has slipped in the much-followed ratings as it has gotten better, more streamlined, more professional-looking, newsier and generally more traditional.” More…

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