The Military Loves Katie!!!

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CBS’ PR department can’t beat this: During Katie Couric’s recent visit to Iraq, the military put out press releases detailing her upcoming stories.

Of course, couldn’t these releases scooped any planned surprises by Couric?

Obtained by FishbowlDC:

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    RELEASE No. 20070902-09
    September 2, 2007

    Photos: CBS anchor visits Baghdad
    Multi-National Division – Baghdad PAO

    Col. Bryan Roberts (right), commander of the 2nd “Black Jack” Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, gives CBS’ Katie Couric a tour of Al Rahmaniya Market in Baghdad’s Karkh District Sept. 2. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Kap Kim, 2nd BCT, 1st Cav. Div. Public Affairs)

    CBS’ Katie Couric does a stand-up within the Al Rahmaniya Market in Baghdad’s Karkh District, an area patrolled by the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Sept. 2. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Kap Kim, 2nd BCT, 1st Cav. Div. Public Affairs)

    CBS’ Katie Couric speaks to an Iraqi merchant at the Al Rahmaniya Market in Baghdad’s Karkh District, an area patrolled by the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Sept. 2. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Kap Kim, 2nd BCT, 1st Cav. Div. Public Affairs) (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Kap Kim, 2nd BCT, 1st Cav. Div. Public Affairs)

    CBS’ Katie Couric speaks to local merchants at the Al Rahmaniya Market in Baghdad’s Karkh District, an area patrolled by the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Sept. 2. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Kap Kim, 2nd BCT, 1st Cav. Div. Public Affairs)
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