In April, all the chief members of Ms. Couric’s support group — Mr. Berger; her publicist, Matthew Hiltzik; and her lawyer, Craig Jacobson — met at Mr. Zucker’s apartment in Manhattan to thrash out the options. While Mr. Zucker struggled to figure out how to make coffee for the group, he led the discussion, writing down pros and cons on a large easel. The cases for ABC and CBS were extremely close, and though members of Ms. Couric’s team said ABC had taken a slight edge in everyone’s opinion, they said they believed CBS remained interested right until the end.
Yo Jeff: Coffee grounds. Filter. Water. Go. It’s not that hard brah.