Tag Archives : Katie Couric

Poetry

Poetry Friday: The Shine of Sapphire


Before all the buzz dies down around the already laureled film Precious, we thought we’d stay in the glow of the creator of its title character, the poet and educator known as Sapphire. Your editor met her around 2001 as a fellow member of The Writers Room in Greenwich Village, years after we read her incendiary novel PUSH (upon which…
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News

Weekend Web Watch, Part Two: Serious to Joyful


Stepping up for hard truths: At WVFC, we’ve long noticed some power women calling the alarm about sexual assault in the military, including California Rep. Susan Davis, Col. Ann Wright, and Helen Benedict, author of The Lonely Soldier.  Today we add another, with a bigger microphone: CBS’ Katie Couric, who came through today with a searing report on the latest…
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News

Newsflash: Couric Wins Cronkite Award


The award was named for “Uncle Walter,” but last night belonged to the most influential woman in the nightly news. At the Annenberg Norman Lear Center at the University of Southern California, CBS News managing editor Katie Couric won a Special Achievement for National Impact on the 2008 Campaign. The awards jury honored Couric for her  “extraordinary, persistent and detailed…
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In Crisis, Campbell Brown, Katie Couric, Barbara Ehrenreich Speak Truth to Power


A spoonful of sugar helps the hard truth come out? Recent weeks have seen surprising resurgences for women broadcasters most of us had dismissed for being confined to lifestyle stories. CNN’s Campbell Brown, 40, has recently grilled campaign spokespersons from both parties by sweetly refusing incomplete answers. Meanwhile, the much-slammed 51-year-old Katherine Anne Couric has, in the words of Radar…
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