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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 04:03 PM
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Bah! Another reason to not go to NYC: Katie Couric EVERYWHERE
http://www.imdb.com/news/sb/2006-08-21/#tv1

Couric To Ride the Bus -- Every Bus


The face of Katie Couric will appear on every single bus in the city of New York as part of an unprecedented $10-million campaign to promote her ascension to the anchor's desk at the CBS Evening News, the New York Times reported Sunday. The network also flew news anchors from its top 48 affiliates to New York to interview Couric for features that will be presented on each local station, the newspaper said. The promotional campaign for Couric, the Times observed, is comparable only to those mounted for hit primetime shows like CSI. Broadcasting & Cable magazine observed that a massive New York poster campaign will also target New York subway stations and Grand Central and Penn stations. CBS is also set to become the inaugural sponsor of the New York Times new online TV section, launching Sept. 4. Couric told the Times that she expects her program will be distinguished by the fact that it will spend less time on "news of the day" and focus "on longer takeouts, if you will." She said that it will also devoted 90 seconds or so each night to a segment titled "Free Speech" that will present opinions of ordinary Americans, scholars, and sometimes even comedians.

I have about as much interest watching her on TV as I do watching my cats take a crap in the litter box. And NYC is loaded with fricking buses - who wants to see her face THAT often?
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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 04:07 PM
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1. Oddly enough, I never notice the buses when I'm in NYC.
This will be a good thing now that Katie Couric is on them.
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 04:08 PM
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2. Same here, but geez, a little bit of overkill
in a market area that probably won't buy into the Couricmania
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HarukaTheTrophyWife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 04:10 PM
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4. Yeah, I can't see the average New Yorker getting too excited about her.
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LSK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 04:09 PM
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3. *GASP* you might have to watch CABLE NEWS now!!!
:D
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 04:25 PM
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8. Oh hell NO!!!
I found a link about my notority over on one of those conservative websites. They thought I got 'pawned' by a liberal newspaper. I hardly call USAToday 'liberal' and from other stuff I've read from the columnist he was hardly liberal either.

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Blue_In_AK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 04:15 PM
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5. Did you notice the pic of Katie on the Parade magazine
Edited on Mon Aug-21-06 04:15 PM by Blue_In_AK
last week? I wondered if anyone would dare pose Bob Shieffer like that. hahaha
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idgiehkt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 04:16 PM
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6. that is truly repulsive, her clashing gums and lipstick
assaulting the non-color blind from every conceivable angle. Someone help that woman...
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 04:21 PM
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7. It could be worse...
Out here in So Cal, I'm subjected to the mugs of those Fox News assholes Bill O'Reilly and Sean Hannity on just about every other bus thanks to insane right-wing AM talk radio station 790.
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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-21-06 04:43 PM
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9. Yes, but at least you don't have that many buses out there
:evilgrin:
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