After two brutal years of Katie Couric's perkiness, CBS seeks seasoned journo with gravitas, grit, and a loyal following. Who should fill the chair? A few suggestions:
Lesley Stahl, correspondent, CBS's 60 Minutes
GOING FOR HER: Lady-who-lunches style belies killer instinct honed at CBS's fabled news division. Has interviewed heavyweights like Boris Yeltsin, Yasser Arafat, and Antonin Scalia.
GOING AGAINST HER: Was passed over for Katie in '06, and reportedly responded to the slight by trashing her all over town.