"A Little Casual Touch"
Last night, Katie Couric appeared on "The Colbert Report." You can watch the interview on Comedy Central's Web site.
At one point, Colbert noted that Couric added "a little casual touch at the top of the news – you say 'hi, everybody.'"
Responded Couric: "Well, now it's a little formal. It's 'hello, everyone.'"
She then went on to explain why she leads the show with those words.
"Well, you know, I thought about it, and I thought, really, the only people who say 'good evening' are doormen and maitre d's…I found it just to be a little pretentious and portentous," she said. "So I thought something more relaxed and casual would be a little more accessible."