After discussing sexism toward women journalists, Kurtz asks Couric about her ‘new hairstyle.’

Yesterday on CNN, media reporter Howie Kurtz and CBS Evening News’s Katie Couric discussed the criticism Couric has received as the first woman to anchor a network news program. “I’ve always had enough confidence in my abilities and my work to know that sometimes there are larger issues at work here about the role of women in society,” Couric said, adding, “I always sort of feel bad for them, that this is how they spend their time.” Yet somewhat ironically, Kurtz then asked Couric if her new hairstyle has something to do with her most recent successes:

KURTZ: We’re going to put up some pictures of you over the years, and I’m going to ask you whether you think at all a factor in your recent success could be this new hairstyle.

COURIC: I don’t know. You know, you should ask Charlie Gibson about how he’s changed his part a little bit, or how Brian looks more tan on the air. I really don’t know, Howie.

The ensuing photo montage Kurtz aired contained one photo of Couric while pregnant. Watch it: