Noted by Tom Shales in his critique of President Bush’s farewell address:

Although noting Bush has five more days in office before Obama is sworn in, CBS News anchor Katie Couric even prematurely deprived Bush of the traditional introduction afforded America’s chief executives when they deliver broadcast speeches or stride out to face the press (which Bush, of course, rarely did): “Ladies and gentlemen, the president of the United States.” Instead, Couric said simply, “And here he is, George W. Bush.”