Whenever I hear the word "patience" I think of the Guns And Roses song of the same name. So when I read that Katie Couric hopes people will be patient with her as the anchor for the CBS Nightly News, I couldn't help whistling that song in my head.
Katie is nothing if not optimistic about her gig over at CBS. Now seven months into it she's still getting her "sea legs." With the exception of her first week when her ratings looked promising, she's been consistently behind the other two network's programs bringing in only six million viewers.
So what's the problem? Katie thinks she knows:
"The people who used to watch me on the Today show are saying: 'What happened to her? She's not laughing and carrying on the way she used to.' " Couric adds, "At Today, I seemed to be enjoying myself. I seemed to be fun-loving." But she has tried to bring some of that "high-spiritedness" to her new workplace. "I hope the people at CBS are enjoying it, but, of course, the nightly news bunch is a fairly hard nut to crack."
Are you guys watching Katie? Are you watching any network news or is it all about Anderson Cooper over on CNN like it is for me? Talk back below. And cue Axel Rose...