An interesting observation by Roger Friedman at FoxNews.com on Katie Couric:
But CBS News still has big problems. Last night, when the other shows led with President Bush’s veto of the Iraq exit bill, Katie Couric’s program began the night with immigration protests around the country.
Couric’s people, I am told, take the stand that it is not necessary to lead their broadcast with the same stories as Charlie Gibson and Brian Williams. It’s their call, of course.
But the long feature on immigration is what sent this viewer into a channel-hopping frenzy. It didn’t matter that we all knew Bush was going to sign the veto. The fact that it happened was still interesting, and I wanted to know what the reaction was in Washington. The immigration feature was good, but not an immediate issue.
Couric’s show must learn to compete against Williams and Gibson on their own ground first before branching out into existential decisions. Otherwise, it won’t keep the audience.
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