Jane Pauley may not watch Katie Couric, but “I love the fact that she gets an anchor chair,” she said at the Children’s Health Fund gala last week. Any advice for Couric? “Deliver the best news. And I would define news as not what people want—which is something that did happen in the last decade or two. The news organizations should return to the mission of reporting the news and delivering it and not, you know, doing focus groups.” She doesn’t watch Brian Williams, either, despite working at NBC News for much of her career. “I’m watching The NewsHour,” she says. “But Jim Lehrer—really, I would like to buy him some new ties.”
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