Yes, Katie Couric is still on the air. I still don’t watch TV at all (at least, not since my TiVo died), so I don’t really care one way or the other. It’s just surprising to me that CBS would let her keep her job, despite the obvious fact that her credibility and her rapport with her viewers has been hopelessly compromised:
During the week of April 30, the half-hour show averaged 6.1 million viewers – the fewest since she took over and the lowest number on the newscast since Nielsen began registering ratings on People Meters in 1987.
It’s obvious that Couric hasn’t drawn the viewers CBS anticipated[…]
And there are rumors that her co-workers at CBS are trying to plant a knife in her back. I wonder if these tensions are also a result of the plagiarism, or if there is some other reason to remove Couric that we don’t know about yet. It would be irresponsible to speculate, so I’m going to go with “some other reason.” I wonder whether Viacom has an equally strong motivation for keeping her on.