Katie Couric's Notebook: What We See

Hi, everyone.

Remembering Ed Bradley, Byron Pitts put it better than any of us could. He saluted Ed as a father figure, and talked about how inspiring he was - as Byron put it - "for people who look like me."

It was a heartfelt reminder of how powerful television can be, in ways we don't even realize.

What we see can leave an indelible mark. Which is one reason why today's nomination of Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House is important -- especially for young people.

Television shows kids what they can be. It's a window to the wider world. Millions of American girls are watching a woman rise higher in elected office than ever before.

The importance of this moment has nothing to do with politics. It's all about possibility.

I hope that my daughters and their friends will see Nancy Pelosi on TV and see a world of possibility opening up...just as Byron Pitts did, watching Ed Bradley.

That's a page from my notebook.