At last, America has come to its senses and is turning off NBC’s $60 million Today show harridan, Katie Couric, in droves, and switching over to other networks to get its morning dose of empty chatter. (NY Times)
But lately her image has grown downright scary: America’s girl next door has morphed into the mercurial diva down the hall. At the first sound of her peremptory voice and clickety stiletto heels, people dart behind doors and douse the lights.
And speaking of turning off the TV, today starts TV-Turnoff Week. This is its 11th year and includes not only TV, but internet and video games. We know, we’re laughing too. But traditionally, eight million people get busy with other activities. Like what? Reading? Listening to Roosevelt’s fireside chat? (If you must)
(Photo: Katie and Bryant in happier days – for everyone)