Wednesday, April 05, 2006
Katie Couric Is No Dan Rather
A) Edward R Murrow
B) Walter Cronkite
C) Dan Rather
D) Connie Chung
E) Katie Couric
What is CBS doing? The selection of Katie Couric to fill in the slot for its evening news has to be about ratings because the choice of Katie to take the brass ring at CBS can’t be about tele-journalism. If it was, why would she be on anyone’s list? She's not a journalist.
Say what you will about Dirty Dan and all his shortcomings, he was a journalist first and a really good one at that. Dan broke the Kennedy Assassination and he’s interviewed some of the most important people on the planet because of his credibility as a journalist. Can anyone see Katie walking the nation through 9/11 or interviewing the Pope? I can’t.
Since CBS is not serious about television journalism since it picked Katie to sit in the chair once occupied by some of the greatest journalists and anchors in tv history, I think I’ll just switch over to watch Sesame Street – it’s much more informative and the Muppets are better looking than Katie is.
Can you see Katie Couric doing 'Harvest of Shame'
It's all about the glitz, make-up, and ratings...
I may be a little young for Cronkite (sorry Mr Mountjoy), but I do remember Dan Rather....I remember thinking how nnoying he was but as the author states....he's a journalist. (But he did wear make-up too).
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