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The Best Notable Quotables of 2007

The 20th Annual Awards for the Year's Worst Reporting

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Perky Princess Award for Katie’s Cutesy Comments
Winner

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“Do you worry at all that non-believers may feel excluded and diminished at a time when we’re so divided about so much?”
— Katie Couric to The Nativity Story’s Catherine Hardwicke and Mike Rich in a December 4, 2006 CBS Evening News story about Hollywood movies based on Biblical themes. [84 points]

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“As the throngs of celebrities greeted Al Gore as a secular saint, I wondered if this might usher in a backlash against environmentalists....It seems like we’re reaching critical mass when it comes to this issue. And all the experts agree. Well, almost every expert. (There are a handful of scientists — many of them on the payroll of big oil companies — who wonder if global warming is a reality.) But my fervent hope is that Hollywood’s embrace of Al Gore doesn’t give people an excuse to condemn and mock the effort — and oppose taking steps that we as a society need to take to deal with the issue of climate change.”
— Anchor Katie Couric writing about the Oscars on her CBSNews.com blog, “Couric & Co.,” February 26. [69]


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“Also in Washington today, a lot of excitement on Capitol Hill. A movie star showed up to testify before Congress — a movie star named Al Gore.”
— Katie Couric on the March 21 CBS Evening News. [48]

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“More than 46 million Americans have no health insurance. So when it comes to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness and good health, all men are not created equal.”
— Katie Couric introducing a story about a doctor who cares for poor patients, March 12 CBS Evening News. [37]

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