“Larry King Sticks Up for Katie Couric”

By Brian 

“Count Larry King among Katie Couric‘s fans,” B&C reports. “The venerable CNN host watches the new anchor of the CBS Evening News and thinks her ratings struggles have more to do with gender than with journalism.”

King says: “It might still be hard for a woman to anchor the evening news. And that’s sad.”

> Also: “Maybe you just can’t change the way you are branded,” King adds. “CBS can’t do well in the morning, either. [The Early Show] is a good show. If they moved Katie to the morning, would it help? Maybe not. They may just be branded [as unsuccessful in the mornings].”