3 Hours To Katie… “Intense”

By Brian 

“The weeks leading up to [Katie] Couric‘s debut have been among the most intense in the memory of CBS News veterans,” this CBSNews.com story says. “Interview shoots for an hour-long September 11 special as well as screenings and production meetings for her first 60 Minutes piece had to be scheduled around daily studio rehearsals for the evening news program. (The weekend news staff has produced the show over past two weeks while the weekday staff practiced with Couric.)

There have also been wardrobe fittings, promotional spots and a crash course on the Internet. Her online blog, Couric & Company, will appear on CBSNews.com.

‘Sometimes I feel like human chum,’ Couric told one interviewer.”