Katie Couric interviews John and Elizabeth Edwards

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The Edwardses come across as incredibly compelling.

8 thoughts on “Katie Couric interviews John and Elizabeth Edwards

  1. dblhelix

    Makes good sense to me.

    Nobody knows how she will fare as the campaign progresses, but I’m sure that if it’s too much, they’ll make different choices. This choice is the right one for right now.

  2. rikyrah

    I read the transcript. Did Couric come off as shrill on tv as she did on paper?

    I admire and respect Senator and Mrs. Edwards. I have no doubt that they are doing what they both believe is right for them at this moment.

    And, we should all send up a prayer, in whatever faith, for Elizabeth Edwards.

  3. SB, I agree with you. Katie handled the interview like the “katie” that most Americans fell in love with on NBC. I don’t really like Katy anymore. But I give her props for this interview.

    Although I still feel like Edwards should pull out of the race now rather than later, I understand where he and his wife stand. Strangely, I’m touched and encouraged by their courage and persistance to live, inspite of a tragedy. I think that this move will make him more attractive to some voters. I was more impressed with he and his wife today than ever. I’m just being honest. I guess it’s because I identify with having to make a decision to live and succeed even when death and doom stare you in the face.

    I really liked the way that Mrs. Edwards pointed out that we all are facing death. I hope that makes everyone think about how they choose to live each day.

    I pray the best for he and his family.

  4. It was hard for me to watch it the other night because I can’t stand watching Katie Couric. Of course, like I said prior, I always believed in Edwards. I wasn’t surprised by their strength and authenticity. It obviously is a tesament of their faith and unconditional love.

    This country does not respond well to authenticity. Our country loves gloss, hype, being lied to, and being marketed to. When people here in America are faced with a couple like them, they still want to know what is their Method of Operation when it is what is. I think that has been Edwards weakness in that he is sincere and not pandering this time when he was centrist by Kerry’s side.

    He is going to still have to work harder because Americans and media love the Tricky-Dicky candidates. That is why Obama, Rudy, and Hilary are hotter. They sell because people and media know they are not real. People love the marriage of the drama of being lied to and seeing what they will get out of it. We are a sick, hypocritical country. Nothing changes. We just write of people like Edwards as subjects of Hollywood movies. It is people that have that trickery that they vote for and trust their lives to. It’s fantasy and the relationship we have with our socialization here.

    You know…I really can’t stand watching 60 Minutes anymore since Ed Bradly is gone and Katie arrived to CBS. I can’t stop thinking of all that giggling from her years at NBC and her coaxing Al Roker to have made an ass of himself. I lumped her right there in making a Black Man pressured to play the Coon. He was such a disappointment me and friends started watching GMA in the mornings because that crap. I have never gone back to The Today Show because of Al Roker and Katie and Matt nudging him to play the fool while they laughed. And all that dressing up as silly characters. He was too big and too Brown and too educated for such coonery.
    I know management had a hand in it and Al could have not played the fool but he obliged. and she was busy giggling. I’m not saying she was racist…I am saying she was an instigator and an enabler of that crap to make America like a big, Black Educated Man. Shame!

    They lost me and a friend back in the 90’s. So when media was addressing Katie as America’s Sweetheart, I thought of how she treated Al (and Al reduced himself and Black Men and Black People). I still hold that grudge.

    I just watch clips online of 60 Minutes but rather watch CBS Sunday Morning. 60 Minutes bores me now.

  5. rikyrah

    It was hard for me to watch it the other night because I can’t stand watching Katie Couric. Of course, like I said prior, I always believed in Edwards. I wasn’t surprised by their strength and authenticity. It obviously is a tesament of their faith and unconditional love.

    This country does not respond well to authenticity. Our country loves gloss, hype, being lied to, and being marketed to. When people here in America are faced with a couple like them, they still want to know what is their Method of Operation when it is what is. I think that has been Edwards weakness in that he is sincere and not pandering this time when he was centrist by Kerry’s side.

    I didn’t like John Edwards in 2003, 2004. I thought he was insincere. I fell for Elizabeth Edwards immediately, though. She was always so real, but I do believe in his love for her. They have been through hell and back, and are each other’s soulmate. I admire them immensely for their decision to stay in the race. I think ‘people’ would be more comfortable if she had just ‘ gone away to die’, but she wants to be real and fight for her life, and has the nerve to want to do it on a national stage. I applaud them both.

  6. Andrea is correct…authenticity is a hard sell and it seems the dumbest do buy the mostest. Campaigns have become marketing scams using terms like “branding” and the candidates sound and look like infomerical hosts.I am still hoping that maybe, just maybe 2006 was people finally starting to realize that fat, dumb and broke wasn’t the way to be. Most likely I’m wrong.

    Is Al Roker’s clownishness any more loathesome a caricature than that fake sincere/fake jovial/fake everything white woman that Katie plays on TV? I really believe it is only a matter of time before every show on TV becomes a full blown cartoon. Including the news shows…they’re almost there now.

    It all goes back to marketing…they give us what sells best. But does it sell best because we like it…or do we like it because it sells best? OK maybe it ain’t that deep. All I know is as time goes on, my news comes less and less from TV.

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