Screen Junkies » katie couric http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Sat, 16 Aug 2014 20:07:56 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Watch Katie Couric Tell ‘CBS Evening News’ She’s “Audi 5000″ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/watch-katie-couric-tell-cbs-evening-news-shes-audi-5000/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/watch-katie-couric-tell-cbs-evening-news-shes-audi-5000/#comments Fri, 20 May 2011 03:47:03 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Video&p=212991 Here's Couric's hoopla-free sign-off to "CBS Evening News," coming after just five years.

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When Katie Couric became the first solo woman anchor for a major network, there was a lot of hoopla. I mean, a shit-ton of hoopla. Above is Couric’s hoopla-free sign-off to “CBS Evening News,” coming after just five years. She talks about how much more awesome past anchor’s sign-off lines were, and fails to come up with a cooler one. How about: “Katie Couric Just Came Atcha – With News.” That would have been perfect, but oh well.

The ratings for Couric’s era have not been good, so now she’s in talks to host a syndicated afternoon talk show for ABC. Couric’s highlight reel as an anchor includes her infamous Sarah Palin interview, where she “trapped” Palin by asking what newspapers she reads. She also interviewed the regular crew of White House misfits, like President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. If you actually watch the evening news on broadcast TV, you may or may not miss her. I won’t speak for you – you’ll have to look into your heart and decide.

Scott Pelley will replace Couric starting June 6th.

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Katie Couric To Go Do Her Thing Elsewhere http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/katie-couric-to-go-do-her-thing-elsewhere/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/katie-couric-to-go-do-her-thing-elsewhere/#comments Mon, 04 Apr 2011 17:31:11 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=205220 Five years of 'CBS Evening News' is too long to go without giggling on TV.

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Believe it or not, Katie Couric has been the first female network news anchor on the “CBS Evening News” for almost five years now. That’s right, you’ve been not watching Katie Couric on TV in more than the time it takes to graduate college. And now it looks like Couric has (along with Charlie Sheen) graduated CBS , because it’s being reported that she’s leaving her anchor spot, possibly to host a syndicated talk show of some kind.

It’s fairly unusual for a major network news anchor to abandon his or her post after just five years, but perhaps Couric is eager to smile and perhaps even laugh on TV again. She hasn’t made any official announcement yet, but multiple sources have confirmed she won’t be renewing her contract, which expires on June 4th. Let’s hope she figures out what to do before her legs start to go. (via Variety)

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Internet Completely Baffles 1994 Bryant Gumbel http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/internet-completely-baffles-1994-bryant-gumbel/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/internet-completely-baffles-1994-bryant-gumbel/#comments Sat, 29 Jan 2011 01:46:28 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Video&p=23310 This clip from "The Today Show" in 1994, where Bryant Gumbel doesn't know what crazy things like "internet" and "@" symbol mean, is like watching the beginning of time unfold.

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To me, last year’s internet — The Double Rainbow Guy, The Trololo Guy, The Evil Clown Rappers Who Hate Magnets — feels like ancient history. So this clip from “The Today Show” in 1994, where Bryant Gumbel doesn’t know what crazy things like “internet” and “@” symbol mean, is like watching the beginning of time unfold.

A few highlights:

- Katie Couric and bright orange Bryant Gumbel can’t agree on how “@” should read. Turns out the well-dressed Oompa Loompa was right.

- “What is internet anyway,” wonders Gumbel. All you need to know is that it’s coming and Hamsters will dance on it soon enough.

- “What, do you write to it, like mail?” Oh, Mr. Gumbel… of course you write to it. The internet is powered entirely by human letters.

- “Computer billboard…” (?) I remember information super highway, global eVillage and magical data supermarket, but not computer billboard. The internet would be way cooler if it was one giant poster for True Lies.

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