Kurt Andersen: Katie Couric ‘Smart, Potentially Even Visionary Choice’ As CBS News Anchor

Kurt Andersen writes in this week’s New York:

Making Couric the anchor and de facto face of CBS News is a very smart, potentially even visionary choice. … She has all the serious-news experience the job requires, but it’s her lack of old-fashioned TV-news “gravitas” — that perpetual default to careful, po-faced grown-up solemnity that any moron can fake — which makes her special.

Flattering for Couric. Unlike, say, the Darrow’s caricature of her cackle running alongside the article.

Humor Is the New Gravitas [New York]