From the opening question, it was never close:
Many years ago, I thought Katie Couric was one of the smartest, freshest, and cutest faces to hit the news scene. Now she is so embittered, it has definitely affected her ability to even do a simple interview without looking like she still belongs on MSNBC, with the likes of Herr Olbermann, Sgt. Schultz, and Chris "Mr. Tingle" Matthews.
How DID they ever let her get away?
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