What made the ripoff especially striking was the personal flavor of a video -- now removed from the CBS Web site -- that began, "I still remember when I got my first library card, browsing through the stacks for my favorite books."
Much of the rest of the script was stolen from the Journal. Couric said: "For kids today, the library is more removed from their lives. It's a last-ditch place to go if they need to find something out."
Zaslow wrote in March: "The library is more removed from their lives. It's a last-ditch place to go if they need to find something out."
Couric said: "Sure, children still like libraries, but books aren't the draw."
It seems the Katie Couric's Notebook segment of the Couric & Co. blog is less Katie's thought and feelings, and more the thoughts and feelings of producers at CBS News. And even though Katie remembered her first library card for the camera, it wasn't her library card. And it wasn't a since-fired CBS news producer's library card. It was Jeff Zaslow's library card.
But, you know, Katie is still the driving force of the venture.
Of course, the "Couric" of the title plays a significant role, too. Katie's sensibility and voice are what ultimately define this Web log. She gives this place its personality and point of view to a huge degree. But the "Evening News" gang is an eclectic crowd, so you'll get it from all angles.