Katie Couric's trip to Iraq plunged her network to its worst or second-worst since "1987 or earlier." Her decision to leave the bright, sunshiney feminine realm of morning TV for a grossly inflated contract executives vainly, idiotically hoped would attract new viewers to the traditionally staid, male-anchored and geriatrically-viewed realm of evening network news just keeps wreaking havoc on the television business; a Meredith Viera-helmed "Today" has lost 6.2% of its former viewers. Or maybe it's just that no one wants to watch the war when pretty tennis players are on TV? [USA Today]


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