Fascinating stories are at the heart of everything we do here at Disney/ABC Television Group and it’ll be at the heart of our new daytime talk show, Katie.
The Katie Couric you all know – award-winning journalist, best-selling author and television personality – brings her distinctive voice and authentic interview style to audiences beginning September 10. The show, nationally syndicated through our Disney/ABC Domestic Television distribution business, will reach 95 percent of US TV audiences, enhancing our important line-up of daytime programming that reaches millions of viewers each day.
The series is executive-produced by Katie and her longtime Today show colleague Jeff Zucker, a pairing that reunites one of television’s most successful partnerships. Katie will feature a mix of in-studio segments and field pieces that will also include thoughtful interviews with newsmakers, celebrities and everyday people who have extraordinary stories to tell.
As Katie explained to a recent gathering of journalists: “Over my 33 years in television news, I’ve had the opportunity to be part of such a variety of stories – some lighthearted and fun stories and some serious and somber. I’m excited to tackle a lot of different subjects in the new show.”
The hour-long series will focus on topics from parenting to pop culture, aging to activism, and will dedicate segments to the worlds of family, fashion, entertainment and technology – exploring how they all impact our day-to-day lives. The show will also include several recurring segments, including “Women Who Should Be Famous,” which will feature headline-makers and everyday people whose leadership and passion for life make a profound difference in others’ lives.
If you want to get a good feel for the topics and conversations, check out www.katiecouric.com. I’ve already discovered an incredible story about a young woman running from New York to San Francisco to honor her friend who died of lung cancer. She’ll run 30 miles a day for four months – that’s more than a marathon a day for 120 straight days! Check it out!