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Katie Couric Pulls Larry David On Jury Appreciation Day

ON Radar, via reporting on Jury Appreciation Day:

[newsreader Katie] Couric added that the line she likes best about jury duty was uttered by Dr. Ruth Westheimer, who said, “It’s a great way to pick up guys.”

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Posted: 21st, November 2008 | In: Reviews | Comment


How Katie Couric Prepped For Sarah Palin

IF youWant to Hear What Katie Couric Said Yesterday? Don’t Read Portfolio.”

So says the Wall Street Journal’s Peter Kafka.

Kafka says that Portfolio media blogger Jeff Bercovici had to pull down a story obtained under Chatham House rules.

Some MediaMemo readers have asked me to reprint all of Bercovici’s story, but I don’t have access to it.

But type “cache:” before the dead url, and you get:

Katie’s Little Helpers: How Couric Prepped for Palin

At Quadrangle’s Foursquare conference today, Portfolio’s own Matt Cooper interviewed Katie Couric, Brian Williams and George Stephanopoulos about covering the presidential campaign that was. Matt says he’s sworn to secrecy, and you know I wasn’t invited, but one person who was there says it was a lively discussion, with Williams teasing Couric about all the attention she got for her campaign-narrative-altering interviews of Sarah Palin.

Posted: 14th, November 2008 | In: Reviews | Comment


Sarah Palin Waits For War Between Canada And Russia

MARC Ambinder provides the transcript of Sarah Palin’s foreign policy chat with Katie Couric, via.

COURIC: You’ve cited Alaska’s proximity to Russia as part of your foreign policy experience. What did you mean by that?

PALIN: That Alaska has a very narrow maritime border between a foreign country, Russia, and on our other side, the land– boundary that we have with– Canada. It– it’s funny that a comment like that was– kind of made to– cari– I don’t know, you know? Reporters–

COURIC: Mock?

PALIN: Yeah, mocked, I guess that’s the word, yeah.

COURIC: Explain to me why that enhances your foreign policy credentials.

PALIN: Well, it certainly does because our– our next door neighbors are foreign countries. They’re in the state that I am the executive of. And there in Russia–

COURIC: Have you ever been involved with any negotiations, for example, with the Russians?

PALIN: We have trade missions back and forth. We– we do– it’s very important when you consider even national security issues with Russia as Putin rears his head and comes into the air space of the United States of America, where– where do they go? It’s Alaska. It’s just right over the border. It is– from Alaska that we send those out to make sure that an eye is being kept on this very powerful nation, Russia, because they are right there. They are right next to– to our state.

Russia. Canada. A war is coming. True…

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Posted: 25th, September 2008 | In: Reviews | Comments (5)