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CBS Airbrushes New News Reader Couric

From the DNC's Associated Press:

The left photo is the original photograph. The right photo is an edited version from the September issue of Watch magazine, which is owned by CBS.

CBS magazine slims down Couric in photo

NEW YORK – No, Katie Couric didn't suddenly lose 20 pounds. The incoming "CBS Evening News" anchor appears significantly thinner in a network promotional magazine photo thanks to digital airbrushing.

The touched-up photo of Couric dressed in a striped business suit appears on the inside of the September issue of Watch! which is distributed at CBS stations and on American Airlines flights…

The original picture was snapped in May and was widely circulated to the media as an official photo of Couric.

Couric, 49, said she hadn't known about the digitally reworked version until she saw the issue. The former NBC "Today" show host told the Daily News, "I liked the first picture better because there's more of me to love." …

Couric debuts in the anchor's chair Sept. 5. CBS has spent millions on marketing to prepare viewers for her arrival.

The spirit of Dan Ra th er lives on at CBS.

Of course one could argue that the network is just giving what the public wants.

Less of Katie Couric.

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, August 30th, 2006. Comments are currently closed.

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