The 'CBS Evening Mush with Katie Couric'?
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Transcript of the promo spot aired in the last ad break of the August 7 newscast anchored by Harry Smith:
Couric: “I believe people really want perspective and I think there's a way to do that by explaining not just what's happened, but what it means to you. I'd like to see more of that and I think viewers would too.”
Announcer: “The CBS Evening News with Katie Couric begins September 5th.”
As detailed in a June 23 NewsBusters posting, anchor Bob Schieffer promised, in an earlier pre-taped promo, that Couric will be a “straight-shooter”:
"Journalism is a team sport and I’ve known Katie Couric since she broke into journalism and she’s going to be a great addition to the CBS News team. She’s tough, she’s fair, she’s a straight-shooter. I’m heading back to Washington this fall and I want to welcome Katie to our team. She’ll be terrific. Just watch."