Meet the Real Katie Couric

CBS’s New Star Adores Liberals, Scolds Conservatives — And Thinks America Should Be More Like France

Iraq, a Debacle Worse than Vietnam

"What are your impressions of the situation in Iraq? How bad is it, in your view?"
— To New York Senator Hillary Clinton on the December 1, 2003 Today.

"You say commit more troops. But that’s the same thing LBJ did in Vietnam. Do you worry that this is another Vietnam?"
— To Hillary Clinton on Dateline, April 16, 2004.

2005-06-28-NBCTDAY"According to Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld the insurgency could last another 12 years....I think most Americans say, ‘Oh my goodness!’ And they gasp because that seems like such an extended period of time for these very powerful, very tenacious insurgents to have control of the situation....It must be very frustrating at times to see things unraveling so."

— To Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Today, June 28, 2005. (With WMV video clip/MP3 audio)

Touting the Influential Michael Moore

 "Love him or hate him, there’s no denying Michael Moore’s influence. His highly critical film of the Bush administration, Fahrenheit 9/11, is the highest-grossing documentary of all time. Now Michael Moore is out with a new book, Will They Ever Trust Us Again? It’s a compilation of letters from soldiers in Iraq and their families and it is currently on many bestseller lists. Michael Moore, welcome back."
— Couric to Moore on the January 6, 2005 Today. At the time, Moore’s book ranked #1,547 on

Bemoaning "Ridiculous" Lack of "Campaign Finance Reform"

 "In fact, Senator Specter, as Senator Torricelli mentioned, two votes have left campaign finance reform legislation pretty much DOA. Do you think that prompts the American people to wonder about the sincerity of Congress to really enact change and suspect that perhaps this is an intentional effort to embarrass the Democratic Party?"
"But it’s so ridiculous, you know, people watching this just think that reform is necessary. They can’t understand why you guys can’t get your acts together!"
— To Senator Arlen Specter, October 8, 1997 Today.