The woman is supposed to be on her goddamn vacation, but Katie Couric is completely incapable of laying low for a single second. Yesterday in Clearwater, FL she kicked off the first stop of her six-city "listening tour," in which she'll remove a layer of mascara and "get real" with "the people" before she starts her new gig oiling her limbs on CBS. While she's out and about, Couric's also raising a little cash for colon cancer research, but primarily she's there to listen to people in the hinterland talk about the issues that matter to them. For Couric, it's a learning experience — and her listening skills, rest assured, are top notch:

Couric spent most of her time talking about the intricacies of cancer research and the deaths of both her husband and sister from the disease...

Even better, she did so while wearing a "tight, seersucker pants suit." Les Moonves, you mad, mad genius.

Katie's 'Whirlwind' Tour [SP Times]