The crux of this story goes back to Katie Couric’s interview with Sarah Palin on CBS in 2008 in which The Perky One™ asked the then VP nominee to name a print media souce where she got her news — as if she were a visitor from a planet proximate to Epsilon Eridani. It was a condescending question and Palin wasn’t shy in later letting The Perky One™ know it. The two will go head-to-head again tomorrow on different networks, as Sarah will be broadcasting live from within the belly of the beast:
Former Alaska governor and Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin will co-host NBC’s “Today” show on Tuesday, according to Megan Kopf, a spokeswoman for NBC Universal.
“She’ll reveal a different side of her than you’ve seen before,” the morning show’s website boasted Sunday.
Last week ABC announced that former “Today” host Katie Couric will fill in for Robin Roberts as co-host of “Today’s” rival morning show, “Good Morning America,” all week.
Couric co-hosted “Today” for 15 years before leaving for CBS.
Palin’s Fox News contract must not be exclusive or I assume she’d not be accepting stints on other outlets.
The Today Show’s ratings have been like Pamela Anderson’s rack: Highly impressive in the past but lately starting to deflate and sag. In the meantime, Good Morning America has been gaining ground. For at least one day it’s safe to assume NBC will re-widen that lead with Palin at the helm. Hopefully Sarah does a “Hey Katie, here’s what I’ve been readin'” segment.
Here’s the short promo on Palin’s guest-host gig on NBC: