Cohen says that when he worked as an intern at CBS, there were several situations in which he acted beyond the bounds of propriety. "One day I was introduced to the newsblock producer and I said, facetiously, 'I think I read about you in 'The Undoing of CBS News,'" Cohen wrote. "And another day, when I was answering phones and someone called us from an affiliate in Spokane, Washington, I asked them if they were number one in ratings. When they said they were, I said – loudly – "We don't know how that feels here!' Then there was the time [reporter] Erin Moriarty gave me some tapes to transcribe, and I, summer intern to this seasoned news reporter, replied, 'I don't transcribe.'... 'Are you kidding me?' [Moriarty said.] 'You do now.' And I did."