Katie Couric Wants To Do “Important Journalism;” She Says “22 Minutes On The Evening News Is Very Unappealing”

By Brian 

This month’s AARP Magazine profiles “erstwhile high-school cheerleader-turned-powerhouse-network-newswoman” Katie Couric. The important quotes are at the bottom:

Couric admits to recent conversations with Les Moonves, and says “there are some appealing things about it.” But there’s a downside: “Twenty-two minutes on the Evening News is very unappealing. I don’t know if it would be too constraining for me.”

What would suit her best, Couric believes, is an opportunity to do “important journalism. I have a real appetite for smart journalism that’s not being done currently. I’d like to provide some type of forum for more intelligent discussion of the issues, so it’s not just one person on one side and one person on the other and a lot of screaming.”

(Via Gawker)