Katie Couric Going After Matt Lauer Says A Lot About #MeToo, the Media, and the Nature of Selling Books

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As you have surely heard by now, Katie Couric, an iconic figure of the now-faded era of mainstream media magic, has written a controversial new book, Going There, about her life and career. On Tuesday, she will do a much-anticipated interview on NBC’s Today show, where she had by far the most successful run of her career, most of it alongside Matt Lauer as her co-host.

Only a few short years ago, it would have been inconceivable that Couric would be promoting a (so-far) poorly received memoir in which she spends many pages attacking Lauer, with whom she was so connected in the public consciousness, and to whom she was so close off the air.
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