Meet the Real Katie Couric

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

Republicans: "Rigid," "Exclusionary," "Divisive," and "Draconian"

"Your speech at the 1992 Republican Convention where you talked about a religious war was considered by many to be very polarizing, a real turn off, self-righteous, superior, exclusionary. Do you regret giving this speech?"
— To Pat Buchanan on Today, August 14, 1996.

1996-10-08-NBCTDAY"Do you think that he [GOP nominee Bob Dole] is in some ways paying the price for a Republican Congress that enacted, or tried to enact, measures, in the views of many were simply too harsh or too draconian?"
— Couric to Elizabeth Dole, October 8, 1996 Today.
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"What about the abortion issue? Do you think the [Republican] party should remain as rigid vis a vis abortion to be successful in 1996?"
— To Pat Buchanan on Today, February 1, 1992.

"So you don’t think the right wing should be so narrow-minded or rigid when it comes to abortion?"
— To Republican National Committee chairman Haley Barbour, same show.

"Abortion rights have been totally ignored in the platform; gay rights not acknowledged...Do you think the Republican Party has grown, or become, too exclusionary, too intolerant, and that this kind of rhetoric is divisive and counterproductive?"
— Interviewing Vice President Dan Quayle on Today, August 19, 1992.