Katie Couric did an interview with John McCain that they will now tack on to her much publicized interview with Sarah Palin.
The network announced: “Due to that breaking news and its potential effect on Friday’s first Presidential debate, as well as the time constraints of the broadcast, Couric’s interview with Gov. Sarah Palin scheduled for tonight’s CBS EVENING NEWS will be included in both tonight’s and tomorrow’s broadcast. Tonight’s portion of that interview will focus on the nation’s economic crisis, while tomorrow’s will cover international affairs.”
I wonder how much attention her interview will get, not just because of the McCain campaign announcement, but because of President Bush’s speech, which will dominate the news this evening, at least on the West Coast. But McCain’s campaign does benefit in that they now get two nights on “CBS Evening News.”
In the interview, Palin warns of a “Great Depression” if some kind of action is not taken. But they key gotcha moment comes at the end, when Couric asks Palin about McCain’s attempts to cast himself as a reformer/regulator.
COURIC: I’m just going to ask you one more time, not to belabor the point. Specific examples in his 26 years of pushing for more regulation?”
PALIN: I’ll try to find you some and I’ll bring them to you
The transcripts of Couric’s interviews with Palin and McCain is below.