09/23/1991 at 01:00 AM EDT
As all the promos promised, Katie's back, and the post-maternity Couric is again smoothing the Today show's rough edges. She works the camera adroitly, and her interviewing is adequate, but as a cohost she makes a vital difference. Couric's impishness casts a particularly relaxing spell over Bryant Gumbel. Her presence will make Good Morning America vs. Today into a new horse race.