In a recent segment of “Katie’s Notebook,” (distributed to various radio stations and posted on CBS’s website) Katie Couric described her experience of obtaining her first library card. Her remembrance opened with, “I still remember when I got my first library card, browsing through the stacks for my favorite books.”
Howard Kurtz points out in a Washington Post article that Katie Couric did not write the piece describing her experience for her “Notebook,” but rather it was written by a network producer. Well, that’s not exactly true either. It turns out that the network producer lifted much of the piece from an article written in the Wall Street Journal by Jeffrey Zaslow.
CBS explained that it was “very common” for staffers to write first person commentaries for Ms. Couric. The network apologized to the Wall Street Journal and fired the producer.
Maybe Katie Couric will actually write something all by herself for her “Notebook” about this little oooopsie.