The first edition of “Couric’s commentary on the news,” titled “Katie Couric‘s Notebook,” is now online as an audio and video podcast. Click here to access it. Here’s the transcript:
| Hi everyone. It’s back to school time. Remember that? I always loved getting my new schoolbox, my fresh No. 2 pencils, my multi-colored plastic notebook dividers, even my reinforcements — remember those? Am I dating myself or what?
All Labor Day weekend, I’d labor over what to wear. I still vividly recall the lime green and white shirt I wore on my first day of seventh grade — and the bra my mom forced on me, much to my chagrin and discomfort.
I wondered who my teachers and friends would be, and if I’d fit in. It was always exciting, and of course, very scary. Spring is traditionally a time of rebirth, and the lazy hazy crazy days of summer are my favorte. And sometimes fall, a precursor of winter’s chill, makes me sad.
But when I think about the fresh start I always felt every September — and am feeling again this month — it makes me see fall in a whole new light. That’s a page from my notebook. I’m Katie Couric, CBS News.”