katie couric first night
I thought she was a little bit tight but otherwise pretty effective (I was called away after the first 15 minutes for dinner.) The piece with Tom Friedman and the effort to bring in public opinion were nice touches in a pretty stale medium. Of course, she was unfailingly anti-Bush, but CBS wouldn't hire her if she wasn't. The one clear thing is that she won't lack "gravitas," whatever that means--I think the gender will be a nonissue within two or three nights. For me, in any event.