Couric Gets Honored In D.C.

Yesterday, CBS’ Katie Couric was honored by the Sewall-Belmont House and Museum at their Alice Award Luncheon Gala. She was recognized for “her remarkable career in news media, her ground breaking role as the first female solo anchor of a weekday network evening broadcast and her tireless advocacy for colorectal cancer screening, which has helped save the lives of countless men and women each year” (according to a release).

Some thoughts from Couric at the event:

However you feel about her politics, I feel that Sen. Clinton received some of the most unfair, hostile coverage I’ve ever seen.

Couric went on to say that latent sexism contributed, in part, to Hillary’s defeat.

She referred to one “prominent member of the commentariat” who said he “found it hard to be objective when it came to Obama.”

“That’s your job,” she remembers thinking when hearing this, before suggesting that he “find another line of work.” (Was it Chris Matthews? Or was it Lee Cowan?)

Channel 4’s Barbara Harrison, the emcee and a longtime friend, said, “Katie, you’re a real fighter, and I’m watching where you’re going next.” (Does she know something we don’t?!?)

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