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Couric Checks in From Afghanistan

couric_5-7a.jpgCBS Evening News anchor Katie Couric has been blogging, updating her Facebook page and tweeting from her Middle East trip this week.

Her blog post today begins: “Today I rode in a black hawk helicopter over the poppy fields in southern Afghanistan with Brigadier General John Nicholson, Secretary Robert Gates and a few other folks.”

In the picture below, you can see Couric filming a video with her Flip Cam — she says these videos are headed to YouTube once she returns to New York:

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Katie Couric Accompanies SecDef On Middle East/Central Asia Trip

Couric_5.4.jpgCBS Evening News anchor and managing editor Katie Couric departed last night for a reporting trip to the Middle East and Central Asia. She is accompanying Secretary of Defense Robert Gates on the five-day mission to several as-yet undisclosed countries.

CBS says the trip “represents the most access Gates has given to a reporter, enabling Couric to paint a full and unique picture of Gates, the first defense secretary ever invited to continue his service under the new administration of the opposite party.” Look for Couric’s reports all week on the Evening News on CBSNews.com and on 60 Minutes Sunday.

It was during a reporting trip to Iraq in Sept. 2007 that Couric found herself in the right place at the right time for a high-level one-on-one interview

Meet the Press #1 With Gates Interview

gates_3-5.jpgMeet the Press with David Gregory was the most-watched Sunday morning public affairs program for March 1, in Total Viewers and the A25-54 demo. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates was a guest on the show.

ABC cut the gap with NBC by 38% in Total Viewers and 43% in the demo versus the same week last year. CBS was up 25% in Total Viewers and 43% in the demo year-to-year.

In the A25-54 demo, NBC was first with a 1.2, followed by CBS and ABC with 1.0 and FOX with a .5. In the D.C. market, NBC was first, followed by CBS, FOX and ABC. NBC and FOX were up week-to-week in Total Viewers.

NBC had 4,333,000 Total Viewers, ABC 3,339,000, CBS 3,304,000 and FOX 1,557,000.

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