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May 29, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Katie Couric revealed this week that the possibility of reuniting with Matt Lauer on "Today" was talked about at one time. Couric, who has her own syndicated talk show, "Katie," appeared on Howard Stern's Sirius XM radio show on Tuesday and talked about the possibility of she and her former co-anchor getting back together. Stern told Couric that she should step in and straighten out the troubles at "Today," which began with the ousting of co-anchor Ann Curry last summer. Now the once top-rated morning show is trailing ABC's "Good Morning America.
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December 23, 2013 | By Meredith Blake
Long before "lean in" became a rallying cry for professional women of America, there was "Murphy Brown. " In fall 1988, the sitcom about a brash, unmarried, fortysomething news anchor and recovering alcoholic premiered on CBS. Though it was slow to build into a hit, "Murphy Brown" became a top 5 show, won 18 Emmys over 10 seasons and sparked a contentious national dialogue about single motherhood, thanks to a certain vice president. Played by patrician blond Candice Bergen, Brown may have been physically reminiscent of real-life newswoman Diane Sawyer, but with her irascible and relentless disposition, she was, as creator Diane English famously put it, closer to "Mike Wallace in a dress.
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December 20, 2013 | By Joe Flint
After the coffee. Before finishing the Christmas shopping. The Skinny: Was watching the underrated "Carlito's Way" again last night. Poor Carlito, if only he'd taken Benny Blanco from the Bronx seriously. For a Friday before Christmas week, we've got a pretty full Morning Fix. The "Duck Dynasty" mess is getting only bigger. Katie Couric and Disney are pulling the plug on her syndicated daytime show. Also a preview of the weekend box office.  Daily Dose: Earlier this month, NBC hit pay dirt in the ratings with a live version of "The Sound of Music" and is already figuring out its next live musical.
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December 20, 2013 | By Joe Flint
After the coffee. Before finishing the Christmas shopping. The Skinny: Was watching the underrated "Carlito's Way" again last night. Poor Carlito, if only he'd taken Benny Blanco from the Bronx seriously. For a Friday before Christmas week, we've got a pretty full Morning Fix. The "Duck Dynasty" mess is getting only bigger. Katie Couric and Disney are pulling the plug on her syndicated daytime show. Also a preview of the weekend box office.  Daily Dose: Earlier this month, NBC hit pay dirt in the ratings with a live version of "The Sound of Music" and is already figuring out its next live musical.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 17, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Kim Kardashian let it rip Friday on Instagram, mincing no hashtags in her slam of Katie Couric, whom she deemed a "fake media friend. " It all started out pleasantly enough, it seems, with Couric sending Kardashian and boyfriend Kanye West a baby gift with a note congratulating both of them and saying (as a fellow "K"?) "may I humbly suggest you continue the K tradition" in naming the baby girl. It was signed, "Fondly, Katie Couric. " So that's all well and good, right? Until Couric, in an interview with InTouch that was posted Thursday, declared that she just didn't get the Kardashian phenomenon.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 5, 2011
A roundup of entertainment headlines for Thursday. Katie Couric is likely headed to ABC with her syndicated talk show. ( Hollywood Reporter ) But Katie's big payday could mean the end of "General Hospital. " ( TMZ ) Reality honcho Mark Burnett will be producing the Emmy Awards this year. Here's hoping the nominees will be voted off the show one at a time. ( Los Angeles Times ) Jackie Cooper, one of the few child actors who successfully transitioned to an acting career as an adult, has died at age 88. ( Los Angeles Times )
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September 11, 2012 | By Meredith Blake
The Great Daytime Talk Show War of 2012 is only a day old, but so far Katie Couric is in the lead.  In preliminary ratings, Monday's premiere of “Katie,” in which the “Today” veteran and former “CBS Evening News” anchor gabbed with Jessica Simpson and Sheryl Crow, drew an estimated 1.535-million viewers from the top 56 U.S. markets (overall viewership numbers, drawn from the country as a whole, are expected to be considerably higher)....
SPORTS
January 25, 2013 | By Dan Loumena
Katie Couric went there. During her televised interview with Manti Te'o over the infamous girlfriend hoax, she asked whether the All-American linebacker from Notre Dame was gay. "Are you gay?” Couric asked during the interview that was televised Thursday on her nationally syndicated television show. ”No, far from it, far from it,” Te'o replied with an undertone of nervous laughter. Te'o, who led Notre Dame to the BCS national championship game and was the runner-up in voting for the Heisman Trophy as college football's best player, was duped into believing he had a loving online relationship with a girl named Lennay Kekua.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 1, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
As Jennifer Aniston makes the promotional rounds for her latest comedy, "We're the Millers," in which she plays a stripper, she's also setting the record straight on a few things. A) She and fiance Justin Theroux are not nudists, and B) Katie Couric shouldn't concern herself with Aniston's personal life. Appearing on E!'s late-night gabfest "Chelsea Lately," Aniston joined pal Chelsea Handler in a few off-color conversations. PHOTOS: 50 most beautiful female celebrities The first being that Aniston, 44, has taken up her fiance's nudist lifestyle, according to a magazine article that Handler read to her on the show.
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October 10, 2013 | By Joe Flint
After the coffee. Before rooting for the Tigers to beat the A's.  The Skinny: How do the St. Louis Cardinals do it? Every year they are in the running. That is some smart management and the Dodgers will have their work cut out for them. Thursday's headlines include a deal between Comcast and Twitter, clouds over Katie Couric's daytime show and CBS overhauls its struggling Monday night lineup. Daily Dose: Satellite broadcaster Dish Communications is in another spat with a broadcaster.
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December 20, 2013 | By Meg James
Katie Couric's high-profile return to daytime television is coming to an end. Couric and the Disney/ABC Television Group, which distributes her syndicated talk show, "Katie," said Thursday that it would end next summer after two seasons. The show airs in Los Angeles on the Walt Disney Co.-owned station, KABC-TV Channel 7. Pulling the plug on the show was a joint decision, the two parties said. "While production will continue on 'Katie' through June 2014, we've mutually agreed that there will not be a third season of the show," Couric and Disney/ABC said in a joint statement.  ON LOCATION: Where the cameras roll   Ratings have been soft for the show, which launched in September 2012 amid fanfare.
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December 19, 2013 | By Meg James
Katie Couric's syndicated television talk show has been canceled. Disney/ABC Television and Couric jointly announced the move Thursday afternoon. "While production will continue on “Katie” through June 2014, we've mutually agreed that there will not be a third season of the show," the two parties said in a joint statement. "We're very proud of everyone's contributions to making Katie the #1 new syndicated talk show of 2012-2013, and we look forward to the rest of the season.
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December 18, 2013 | Julia Belluz and Steven J. Hoffman, Julia Belluz is a health journalist and a Knight Science Journalism Fellow at MIT. Twitter: @juliaoftoronto. Steven J. Hoffman is an assistant professor of clinical epidemiology and biostatistics at McMaster University, a visiting assistant professor at the Harvard School of Public Health and a Trudeau scholar. Twitter: @shoffmania
An email with the subject line "OMG" recently came from one of our mothers, and it contained chilling information about the HPV vaccine. "200 people have died from it," Mom claimed, "and it does not even last long enough to prevent cervical cancer. " Her source was not her doctor, a new study or the Food and Drug Administration. Her information came from a recent episode of Katie Couric's ABC talk show about "all sides" of the "HPV controversy. " Since then, most of the alarmist vaccine claims made in the episode have been debunked.
BUSINESS
December 10, 2013 | By Michael Hiltzik
Having taken a fair amount of heat from the science-based community for her recent show promoting scare stories about an important immunological vaccine, Katie Couric has backed off.  In a piece appearing Tuesday in the Huffington Post, the TV host conceded that some of the criticism that the segment was " too anti-vaccine and anti-science" was "valid...in retrospect. " She acknowledged that "m ore emphasis should have been given to the safety and efficacy of the HPV vaccines.
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December 5, 2013 | By Meredith Blake
Katie Couric may want to brush up on her reporting skills before she takes on her new role as "global anchor" at Yahoo! , according to a number of critics displeased with a report about the HPV vaccine on her syndicated talk show, "Katie. " In a segment that aired Wednesday, Couric and a panel of guests discussed the supposed controversy surrounding the vaccine, known as Gardasil, which prevents transmission of a sexually transmitted disease that affects an estimated 79 million Americans and has been linked to numerous forms of cancer, particularly cervical.
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December 4, 2013 | By Michael Hiltzik
The anti-vaccination movement has long been a public menace. It's responsible for the resurgence of numerous serious diseases that were on the decline, including measles, mumps and whooping cough. Now the movement has been given a big booster shot by Katie Couric, who devoted a large portion of her daily talk show Wednesday to some highly emotional and scientifically dubious claims by critics of Gardasil, a leading vaccine for human papillomavirus, or HPV. The segment focused on a mother convinced that her 20-year-old daughter died after a cycle of Gardasil immunization, and a second family whose 14-year-old daughter fell ill after the shots.
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March 26, 2011 | By Joe Flint, Los Angeles Times
The Katie Couric era at the "CBS Evening News" appears to be drawing to a close. Couric, whose five-year contract to anchor the network's nightly news program expires in early June, is looking more likely to take a shot at daytime television, people familiar with the situation said. Almost from the day she started, there has been speculation that Couric was not as comfortable working the evening shift as she was in her previous job as co-anchor of NBC's hugely successful morning show, "Today.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 23, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
This week, Notre Dame football player Manti Te'o sat down for his first on-camera interview to discuss the controversy surrounding his girlfriend hoax. But he wasn't sitting across from Oprah Winfrey, the current queen of the sports world exclusive. He was talking to Katie Couric. So how did Couric manage to beat out Winfrey for the juicy get? After all, Winfrey just snagged international coverage and a reported audience of 28 million worldwide for her exclusive two-part sit-down with disgraced cycling star Lance Armstrong.
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November 26, 2013 | By Joe Flint
After the coffee. Before freezing my you-know-what off! The Skinny: I'm in D.C. for Thanksgiving, and it's cold and wet here. But that's not nearly as bad as watching the Redskins lose on East Coast time. At least on the West Coast I don't have to stay up until midnight to feel humiliated. But enough whining. Today's Fix includes a look at MAVTV, a cable channel launched by Lucas Oil. Also, more thoughts (including mine) on Katie Couric's new job and a shakeup at AEG Live.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 25, 2013 | By Ryan Faughnder
After the coffee. Before pitching my young-adult novel.  The Skinny: I saw "Catching Fire" on Saturday and enjoyed it, though I set a high bar for dystopian fiction. Oh, and for the sake of self-promotion, I'm writing the weekly box-office projections now, so watch out for that. Monday's stories include the box-office wrap-up, Katie Couric's latest career move and the two Hercules movies coming out next year.  Daily Dose: The possible courting of Time Warner Cable by Comcast and Charter Communications could mean another squaring off between media moguls Brian Roberts and John Malone.
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