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Understanding Katie Couric

From a profile of Couric in the November 2003 Good Housekeeping:

She continues to seek out [her father’s] opinion on issues of the day; for years, Couric called her parents after every Today show. “My dad’s opinion, especially about how something went, was really important to me,” she says. She’s equally admiring of her mother, who was a homemaker and a Planned Parenthood volunteer when Couric was growing up. “She’s clever and smart and she’s a great artist,” says her daughter. “She’s very savvy.” Though “she’ll be embarrassed for me to say this,” Couric goes on to relate that when AIDS first appeared in the press, her mother “bought a lot of stock in condom companies.”

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