To: All CBS employees
From: Leslie Moonves and Sean McManus
Date: April 5, 2006
Today is an historic day for CBS and CBS News. This morning, Katie Couric, one of the most trusted and beloved news anchors of our time, announced she will be joining our family this fall as the Anchor and Managing Editor of the CBS EVENING NEWS WITH KATIE COURIC, and as a contributor to 60 MINUTES and as host of a number of CBS News specials throughout the year.
We cannot begin to tell you how thrilled we are that this multi-talented journalist will be joining us. Broadcasters with the credibility, skills and popularity of Katie Couric are few and far between. To our news division and our company, it is as significant an event, in its own way, as the return of the NFL to CBS or the arrival of CSI and Survivor to our primetime schedule.
Trusted? Beloved? Credible?! *shudder*