Katie Couric: Morning Companion

Morning Companion

Jeff Zucker, who used to run the Today show before he started climbing the NBC executive ladder (now he's president of entertainment, news and cable), hasn't forgotten the interview Katie Couric did with President George H.W. Bush in October 1992. Still a relative newcomer as Today co-anchor, she was getting a tour of the White House from Barbara Bush when the President stopped by for a surprise hello. Interviews with Presidents usually entail days of research and lists of questions. Couric, on the fly, kept him going for nearly 20 minutes with small talk and tough questions on the upcoming election....

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