The coverage contrasted with the more sober-sided BBC, where news anchor Huw Edwards didn’t even crack a smile during his prerecorded interview with the archbishop who was to preside over the ceremony. Even the archbishop smiled and was mildly witty.
CBS took a different approach after Couric’s opening: Instead of small talk while wedding guests arrived, the network broke away for an extended lookback at Diana and Prince Charles’ wedding in 1981.
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