Book Review: ‘Going There,’ by Katie Couric
In Katie Couric’s ‘Going There,’ There Includes Family Skeletons, Busting Into the Boys’ Club and More
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Early in her broadcasting career, Katie Couric tried using her given name, Katherine, onscreen: “to counteract my Campbell’s Soup Kid looks,” she writes in a new book that has been leaking like unburped Tupperware throughout the media ecosystem. To “lend an air of authority my face and voice lacked.”
During the chirpy morning hours of “Today,” the show that made Couric famous, relatability trumped authority, and so “Katie” prevailed. But the inner “Katherine” continued to stomp her foot, quite rightly wanting recognition and respect for trips to war zones and interviews with world leaders — even as her fun-loving …
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