The New York Post revealed today that Dan Rather characterized Katie Couric on CBS Evening news, his old show, as “dumbing it down, tarting it up.” In an appearance on MSNBC yesterday morning, he said, “…I think it has become even clearer that the mistake was to try to bring the ‘Today’ ethos to the evening news and to dumb it down, tart it up, in hopes of attracting a younger audience.” Read the piece here.
We’ve been talking about the impossible expectations put upon Couric since she was first tapped to be the first female evening news anchor. Now, one of her male counterparts has publicly insulted the show Couric anchors. Do you watch the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric? What do you think of Ms. Couric, the first female evening news anchor? How did you react to Dan Rather’s comments?