Though Katie Couric has been dogged by bad press since she took the CBS Evening News anchor job two years ago, things started to look up for Couric during the conventions. According to Times media critic/junkie memoirst David Carr, "this campaign has moved into Ms. Couric's wheelhouse." Couric says, "This is a great story for everyone, clearly but with the candidacy of Hillary Clinton and the emergence of Governor Palin, it is also worthwhile to have a female perspective on the news as well…You'd like the gender issues to fall away, just as you hope that at some point the race thing will fade. The road to gender equality really starts when the novelty wears off. And I think my presence anchoring a nightly newscast is much less jarring than it might have been initially." [NY Times]