Ed Driscoll

Vote Of Confidence

Usually in the NFL, when a floundering head coach gets a late season vote of confidence from the team’s owner, it means his demise hasn’t been preempted, but merely delayed. The axe then almost invariably falls after the season ends, so that the transition to his successor will be less disruptive to the team, rather than, say, with three or four games in the season to go. Katie Couric just got her vote of confidence from above, which means that that clock may very well be ticking:

CBS Corp. Chairman Leslie Moonves paid a surprise visit to the CBS newsroom Friday to support embattled anchor Katie Couric.

Moonves told CBS News employees that “there are no plans for a change