Actual photo of Larson doing research in 1957.

Monday, April 23, 2007


The rumors are flying about Katie Couric's rocky reign at CBS. Gail Shister in today's Philadelphia Inquirer says : Already-low morale in the news division is dropping, says a veteran correspondent there."It's a disaster. Everybody knows it's not working. CBS may not cut her loose, but I guarantee you, somebody's thinking about it. We're all hunkered down, waiting for the other shoe to drop." Seven correspondents, producers and executives at CBS and other networks interviewed for this story spoke on condition of anonymity, given the sensitive nature of the Couric situation. Couris and CBS were a bad fit from the start. "From the moment she walked in here, she held herself above everybody else," says a CBS staffer. "We had to live up to her standards. . . . CBS has never dealt in this realm of celebrity before."

In the meantime, Hillary Rodham Clinton says if she's elected Bill will be a "roaming ambassador to the world". (Make up your own joke here..... hey, what was the old line about "Roman hands, Russian fingers"? That might work.) And environmental activist Sheryl Crow now wants to limit our toilet paper usage: One sheet please, except in those "special cases" where two or three will do. Yikes.