While Katie Couric was still co-hosting the Today show, former NBC President Robert Wright forwarded a note to her from a viewer who complained that Couric had been "too confrontational" during her interview with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Washington Post media writer Howard Kurtz has revealed in his new book, Reality Show: Inside the Last Great Television News War, out today (Tuesday). "Couric felt that Wright must be telling her to back off" on the war in Iraq, Kurtz writes. "She wanted to believe that her NBC colleagues were partners in the search for truth, and no longer felt that was the case. She knew that the corporate management viewed her as an out-and-out liberal. When she ran into Jack Welch, the General Electric chairman, he would sometimes say that they had never seen eye to eye politically. If you weren't rah rah rah for the Bush administration, and the war, you were considered unpatriotic, even treasonous."




09/10/2007