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TE’O TO COURIC — I LIED, BUT YOU’D DO THE SAME

January 24, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

A preview of Katie Couric’s interview with Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o that aired on ABC’s Good Morning America Wednesday showed Te’o telling a confusing story about receiving a phone call on December 6 from a woman claiming to be the girlfriend he thought had died in September. It was two days before this year’s […]

WILL MANTI TURN OUT TO BE A BIGGER “GET” THAN LANCE?

January 21, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Not to be outdone by Oprah Winfrey, who was credited with landing the biggest “get” on TV in years when she persuaded Lance Armstrong to appear on her cable TV network, Katie Couric has secured an interview with Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o. ABC News announced on Sunday that the interview will air on Couric’s […]

REPORT: COURIC PREPARES FOR ZUCKER EXIT

November 20, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

After news reports indicated that Jeff Zucker may be in line to take over as head of CNN Worldwide, Katie Couric sought out several attorneys for advice on what to do if he quits as producer of her syndicated show, the New York Post‘s “Page Six” column reported today (Tuesday). “Zucker owns a large portion […]

COURIC BEATS COMPETITION IN FIRST WEEK

September 18, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Katie Couric’s first week on the job as an afternoon talk-show host looked mighty impressive. She managed to beat all of her competition on each of the five days of opening week and performed better than the three other debuting talk-show stars, Steve Harvey, Jeff Probst, and Ricki Lake. She also drew bigger audiences than […]

MOONVES PRAISES PELLEY, SNUBS OLD WHAT’S-HER-NAME

September 13, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Four years ago, CBS chief Les Moonves went out of his way to praise Katie Couric even as her ratings continued to decline. Couric, he told a staff meeting in New York, “is my anchor today, tomorrow and in the future.” He insisted that he was “proud” of her and that the network was “lucky […]

TV REVIEWS: KATIE

September 11, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Katie Couric seemed to send out a message on her very first afternoon talk show: don’t expect any heavy lifting this time around. Although she once remarked that her tombstone ought to read “Perky No More,” Couric appeared to be as perky as she ever was on the Today show, no longer attempting to affect […]

REPORTS: CURRY NOT SOURCE OF TODAY‘S DECLINE

June 29, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Several analysts have suggested that Ann Curry ended up as the scapegoat for numerous problems that have brought about the decline of ratings for NBC’s Today show. In an interview with today’s (Friday) Los Angeles Times Jeffrey McCall, a communications professor at DePauw University, pointed the finger at NBC’s low-rated telecasts during primetime. “So few […]

PELLEY AIMS FOR NO. 1 FOR CBS EVENING NEWS

June 7, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

One year after Scott Pelley took over the anchor desk of the CBS Evening News from Katie Couric, the nightly newscast remains in third place among the three major networks, but it has gradually been increasing its total audience and especially those viewers in what advertisers regard as the all-important 25-54 age group. And, in […]

GMA BEATS TODAY: FIRST TIME SINCE 1996

April 16, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

For the first time in 16 years, ABC’s Good Morning America has scored higher ratings than NBC’s Today show for an entire week — and it did so without the help of Katie Couric. Just one week after Couric co-hosted the ABC morning show, filling in for Robin Roberts, GMA edged past Today with 5.147 […]

REPORT: GMA LOST VIEWERS WITH COURIC

April 9, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The career path of Katie Couric is beginning to resemble that of another former Today show co-host, Jane Pauley, after Pauley left the NBC morning show. Brought on as a substitute co-host for Robin Roberts, Couric returned to early-morning TV on ABC’s Good Morning America last week and was expected to lift it to first […]

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