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"[Y]ou know, they're talking about giving Katie Couric $20 million. I say take that $20 million you could buy 40 reporters, 40 new reporters. You could give them each $250,000."
Andy Rooney of CBS's 60 Minutes, on Larry King Live, talking about the CBS anchor position. While they're at it they could take the left over $10 million and hire someone for 60 Minutes who wasn't alive when television was invented...

Comments (6)

Heck, I'd settle for someon... (Below threshold)
Russ:

Heck, I'd settle for someone who wasn't alive when radio was invented.

To be fair, you've got to f... (Below threshold)
meep:

To be fair, you've got to factor in the cost of facilities, taxes, and benefits when you've got to consider the cost of an employee. (I've had to explain this to co-workers, but now our company makes the benefits and taxes costs explicit to us.) I wouldn't be surprised if a $250K/year reporter really costs CBS $500K/each.

The question is, though, is a TV reporter really worth that much? I would think not. But hey, neither is Couric worth $20 million, I would say.

One word:hairstyli... (Below threshold)
JohnAnnArbor:

One word:

hairstyling.

That other $10 million is o... (Below threshold)

That other $10 million is obviously earmarked for sales tax. Unless, y'know, you buy those reporters on a sales-tax holiday.

What I want to know is, can I get that hot French anchorbabe? Is there a mail-in rebate?

Maybe part of that left-ove... (Below threshold)

Maybe part of that left-over $10 million could be used to buy Andy Rooney a calculator. Obviously math isn't his forte. Then again, what is his forte?

Andy Rooney couldn't use a ... (Below threshold)
CharlieDontSurf:

Andy Rooney couldn't use a ruler, not to mention a calculator...which along with his arithmetic skills, goes a long way in proving that reporters are paid fair value.

I wonder if they will still showcase Katie's only real asset, her legs, if she becomes an anchor?




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