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With Katie Couric’s contract at CBS up in June, speculation about her next career move has intensified. According to Deadline, “Sources indicate that Couric is once again leaning towards a change, and this time it involves her following in Oprah Winfrey's footsteps as producer and host of her own syndicated talk show.”
A talk show isn’t Couric’s only option. Reportedly, NBC is interested in bringing their former star back into the fold and other major networks have also expressed interest in her too. However, CBS isn’t letting her go without a fight and according to Deadline, CBS “is said to be preparing an extensive package to present to Couric.”
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Television syndicators are reportedly salivating at the prospect of bringing CBS News anchor Katie Couric back to daytime television via a female-friendly talk show, according to Broadcasting & Cable. Couric's contract with CBS—where she has anchored the CBS Evening News to less than stellar ratings since 2006—is up at the end of May 2011. READ MORE
Katie Couric, anchor of the CBS Evening News, took time out to acknowledge the cancellation of As The World Turns on her well-regarded video editorial series, "Katie Couric's Notebook."
While ticking off a brief list of a few of the show's many milestones, Couric included a mention of Helen Wagner, ATWT's sole original cast member. Unlike some other outlets' condescending reporting regarding the demise of ATWT, Couric could be commended for her respectful tone. See Couric's "notebook" entry after the jump. READ MORE