Published July 23, 2008
Katie Couric thinks both she and Sen. Hillary Clinton are victims of sexism, and that sexism in American society is more common than racism, she told Israeli newspaper Haaretz.
"I find myself in the last bastion of male dominance, and realizing what Hillary Clinton might have realized not long ago: that sexism in the American society is more common than racism, and certainly more acceptable or forgivable," said Couric, the first woman to anchor a primetime network news broadcast alone.
"In any case, I think my post and Hillary's race are important steps in the right direction," she added.
In September 2006, Couric left her job as "Today" show co-anchor to accept the anchor job at CBS News. Though the network lags behind NBC and ABC in the ratings and Couric has been criticized as unsuited for the hard news format, she tells the newspaper she has no regrets about leaving NBC.
"I have no doubt in my heart that I made the right move, accepting the CBS offer. I would have regretted it otherwise," she said. "It's true that the pressure was immense and the expectations almost impossible. One person cannot perform such miracles and transform a whole network on his own."