Has anything ever been as irrelevant as Katie Couric leaving the CBS Evening News? If the network’s political bent continues to be aggressively Progressive, from the news desk, they will remain irrelevant. Scott Pelly is considered the favorite to replace her, but it’s not a lock. Pelley is a correspondent with 60 Minutes. See a video below.
She is now exploring daytime or syndication deals—including with CBS, whose chairman, Les Moonves, remains a strong supporter. CBS is hopeful about finding a way to keep Couric, but her team is also talking to her former network, NBC; to ABC, and to Time Warner.
If she is to launch a syndicated program in the fall of 2012, it would debut in the middle of the general election campaign—and the enormous preparation involved in such a launch would be difficult if her day job was as a network anchor.
Pelley is considered “the opposite of a celebrity journalist.” While he has hard-news creds, some say he may “lack flair.” It doesn’t matter who takes the seat. Simply reporting real news, without the liberal bias from the anchor desk, would be a first good step for whomever steps in.
Katie, however, did a great job on a Funny or Die comedy sketch. For fun, check out the kiddos. They are amazing.
Katie Couric: Shake Your Sillies Out (video)