Katie Couric's daughters don't watch the news

Filed under: Just For Moms, Teens, Celeb Kids, Celeb Parents

Do you watch Katie Couric on the CBS Evening News? Judging by the ratings, a lot of people don't. You would think that Katie could at least count on her kids to tune in, but according to her, they don't. Speaking to Marvin Kalb at Washington, D.C.'s National Press Club, she says, "They watch The O.C. "They're very excited about Gossip Girl. I don't think they pay a lot of attention to the news right now. They're 16 and 11."

That may explain why her kids aren't watching, but Couric has a different explanation for why the rest of us aren't. She thinks her long-time post on the Today show "probably gave people the impression that I wasn't a serious person. So suddenly when I was put in a format where it was [not] personality-driven at all, I think it was a bit of an adjustment for people."

She says she's not really obsessed with the ratings and she is honored that more than 6 million people do tune in each night. And sometimes, her daughters are among the viewers. "They do watch my broadcast occasionally. I give them a pop quiz when I come home for dinner.," she says.

When I was a kid, my dad's job didn't interest me, either. I guess it just doesn't matter if you are a sales or a famous television personality - impressing your kids is hard to do.

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