Katie Absent From Opening Ceremonies

By Brian 

Tom Shales‘ review:

“Though not exactly the epitome of high-flying funsters, veteran sportscaster Bob Costas and “NBC Nightly News” anchor Brian Williams made a satisfyingly capable and no-nonsensical commentator team during the parade. Conspicuous by her absence was NBC uber-anchor Katie Couric, who spent the week in Turin co-anchoring the Today show but didn’t help with the parade coverage. Although she’s bound to turn up as the Games continue, her absence last night lends still more credibility to the notion that she will be leaving NBC for anchorship of The CBS Evening News, a job which has been offered her.”

> Feb. 7: Let’s Overanalyze This

> Feb. 6: Katie Couric Not Hosting Opening Ceremonies; Costas & Williams To Pair Up