Couric launches today on CBS
By Stone Martindale Sep 5, 2006, 18:43 GMT
Tuesday is Katie Couric\'s good news day, with the 15-year Today show veteran set to make her bow as the new host of CBS Evening News – and TV\'s first-ever solo female anchor for a major broadcast network. REUTERS/Mike Segar
Katie Couric will step on to a newly designed set with new theme music was composed by James Horner, who won an Oscar for his Titanic score. Presidents Bush & Clinton, conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh and iconic retired anchor Walter Cronkite have also agreed to appear on CBS to welcome Couric.
Opening week of CBS Evening News With Katie Couric have surpassed network executives' greatest hopes: Presidents Bush and Clinton, radio king Rush Limbaugh and broadcast legend Walter Cronkite have all agreed to appear.
"It was Katie's idea to bring Limbaugh in," a top CBS source said on Sunday. "She is very excited he has agreed to appear." Drudge.com reports.
New York ex-mayor Rudy Giuliani and HBO's "Real Time" star social comic Bill Maher allegedly have signed on for early editions of Couric's CBS launch.