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Katie Couric meets with Coloradoans

By: AP
By: AP

New "CBS Evening News" anchor Katie Couric says she has plans to revitalize network news -- but not revolutionize it.
Couric was in Denver Thursday during a six-city tour to talk to viewers before she takes over the anchor's chair in September.
She says viewers can expect longer, in-depth reports in the nightly half-hour news broadcast. She also says CBS will explore ways to deliver the news online -- both on the Web and through podcasts.
Couric held a town hall meeting with about 140 Coloradans to get their views.
She says viewers told her they want stories to focus on solutions, and they want more real people with fewer Washington pundits.
Couric also hosted a fund-raiser for cancer research and treatment. Cancer killed Couric's husband and sister.
The 49-year-old Couric hosted NBC's "Today" show for 15 years.

When she takes over at C-B-S on September 5th, she will become the first woman to anchor a network news program solo.


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