Bob Schieffer “interim” anchor of CBS Evening News since March, “would do a happy dance if the network signed [Katie] Couric as his successor when her NBC contract expires in May,” Gail Shister reports.
Couric is “a big-time journalist. I’m hoping we can get her,” Schieffer says. “She’s a great interviewer, people know who she is, and she has enormous credibility. People believe her. They take her seriously. She’s also a very nice person to have around this place. She would make us a better news department.”