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Wednesday, April 05, 2006
Good-bye Katie
Well, it's official. Katie Couric is leaving the Today Show in May. Unlike Bryant Gumbal (who I thought stayed WAAAYYYYY too long), I hate to see her go. This team has such chemistry. I get the feeling that this would be a fun place to work. I know she is going to CBS to be a *serious* news anchor but I think she's making a mistake, both professionally and personally. On Today she does plenty of serious reporting and has fun. Plus, she works days and is home at night for her daughters who are 15 and 12 (an age I think parents need to be extra vigalent during) but, working the evening news, she will be gone 5 nights a week. Yes, I know she can afford to hire help (and I'm sure she has a full staff) but nothing or no one can substitute for a parent.

That being said, I hope they give Campbell Brown the job. I just love her. Or Ann Curry and give Campbell Ann's job.

And, speaking of parents: is anyone else wondering where the heck the parents of this kid who had his own porn channel on the internet were? Can you say "heads up their collective ......"?? This kid was taking credit cards for goodness sake! He earned over $100,000! I hope they publish the names, addresses and photos of every single pervert who viewed this kid's performances but I think the parents need to be punished too.

And no, I don't stand over my kid's shoulder whenever he is on the internet BUT, I DO know how to check the history and cache to see where he's been and what he's been doing and yes, he knows I do this (keeps him honest, at least at home). And his friend, Anthony's parents have their computer right in the living room so I know he isn't where he doesn't belong over there. His other friends, well, I can't control everything- I can only try to teach him why I want him to be careful. It DOES help that his older brother once warned him: "don't ever lie to mom- if you lie, she WILL find out. I don't know how, but she always does. And then you are dead meat. If you do something wrong, fess up. You might still get in trouble but not as much."

He's right. We moms have ways........

posted by Teri Springer @ 7:58 AM  
  • At 10:03 AM, Blogger Marlene said…

    I have my daughters, as well as many of her friends, Xanga and MySpace sites secretly bookmarked in a folder she would never expect to look in.

    Yes we do have our ways....

  • At 2:45 PM, Blogger Shirley Goodwin said…

    Took my son ages to work out how I could see where he'd been -he deleted what he thought was evidence he'd been on (or whatever!), but I knew somewhere ELSE to look! And it took that boy an awful long time to decide he was doing something wrong - sheesh.

  • At 5:48 PM, Blogger Gerrie said…

    I love the Katie!! But I disagree with you. I am so proud, almost like a mom, that she is going to be the first dolo anchor of an evening ews program and be editorial manager, too!! Meredith Viara is the perfect person to take over - she has the same breezy fun style of Katie. Ann oor Campbel - no - thank goodness that did not happen. Ann is boring as all get out and Campbell is marrying a conservative boob this week-end.

    Oops! Did you ask my opinion?

  • At 10:26 AM, Blogger Cindra said…

    I teach middle school computer. I am always telling the kids that they need to be aware that everything they say and do is kept somewhere and can be traced. I tell them to be responsible in what they do, where they go and know (as in have looked in their eyes) anyone you talk to online. And of course, I make comments with perfect strangers online blogs. But then quilters are a different story. (By the way, kids know how to empty history and erase their tracks on their computers) I tell them maybe they can do it on their home, but somewhere their is a trail. The best bet is to communicate openly with children and teens and don't have a computer in their rooms. Computers need to be in the open so teens aren't on them in the wee hours when they should be sleeping. I think I am probably preaching to the choir here.

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