Up with Couric!

New kind words for girl power pioneer and "CBS Evening News" anchor Katie Couric.

By Rebecca Traister
Published September 17, 2008 5:05PM (EDT)

Anyone noticed that as the country suddenly kvells over all things female (cough, "I can see Alaska from my house," cough), some people are also sparing a few kind words for that most beleaguered of girl power pioneers, "CBS Evening News" anchor Katie Couric.


Rebecca Traister

Rebecca Traister writes for Salon. She is the author of "Big Girls Don't Cry: The Election that Changed Everything for American Women" (Free Press). Follow @rtraister on Twitter.

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