Katie’s moment

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event It was about time the network television executives decided to try something new. The solo prime-time newscasts, headed by legendary newscasters such as Walter Cronkite and Peter Jennings, were once the main source of television news for Americans. But, as they are wont to do, the times are changing, thanks to technology that allows people more choices for everything, including news. As a result, those evening newscasts have been losing audience share for years. Then comes the first unexpected thing from the unimaginative TV news executives in a long time, naming NBC-TV personality Katie Couric as the solo anchor of “The CBS Evening News.” If any woman has TV legend-in-the-making status (besides Oprah, of course) it would be Couric, a morning staple of thousands of Americans. Too bad Katie’s moment as a pioneer comes as network TV’s star is fading. But perhaps her ascension signals more changes and innovations as network news fights back.last_img

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