"The folks at Chevron felt like they won the lottery!" Thus Couric introduces a segment on the reported new Gulf of Mexico oil find. I know Couric is a neighborly type, and that’s part of her appeal, but… "the folks"? I can’t wait to hear what’s up with "those cutups over at the Dept. of Homeland Security" or "those Halliburton dudes."
Points to Couric for self-awareness for promoing the freeSpeech segment as "something new on the news–besides me." Some people might find it cute or smug, but I think it’s part of Couric’ sappeal that she’s willing to recognize that she’s a public personality.