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Katie Couric Announces Daytime Talk Show 'Katie' Starts September

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    CBS news anchor Katie Couric poses at a television event in Culver City, California in this September 10, 2010
By Benge Nsenduluka, CP Reporter
March 15, 2012|4:57 pm

Katie Couric took to social media on Thursday to announce that her new Syndicated Daytime Show "Katie" will premiere on September 10.

In a press release on her Facebook fan page, Executive Producer Jeff Zucker revealed that he and Couric, a veteran journalist currently at ABC, are "thrilled" with finally setting a premiere date.

"Katie and I are thrilled to share these updates with our partners and Katie's fans. We now have our studio, a great-looking logo that exudes all of the qualities that we want the show to convey, and a terrific team with a diverse background of experience. We couldn't be more excited about September 10. It's going to be a lot of fun," Zucker said.

Couric is teaming up with some of the most renowned names in television for "Katie," including director Joe Terry, who has spent the last 14 years as director for "The Oprah Winfrey Show."

Co-Executive Producer Kathy Samuels, who has almost 20 years of television experience, has also been added to the senior production staff panel.

Samuels' live television and daytime talk show expertise includes renowned daytime television shows like "Rachael Ray" and "Access Hollywood."

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Couric, 55, reportedly signed a $40 million contract with ABC in 2011 part of which involved her hosting a daytime talk show for its Disney-ABC Domestic Television arm.

In an interview with ABC, Couric explained that she had a particular preference for her show's content to combine intellectual discussion while still being entertaining.

"Smart conversation, those are the two words that I would like to aspire to, and also fun conversation," Couric previously told ABC News.

"We'll be running the gamut from everything from serious stories, like a new cancer drug, or what's going on with the deficit and trying to explain it so people can really understand it, to dealing with kids and technology and what is all this technology doing to our children's brains and ability to socialize, to bullying, to fun, popular culture stories," she added.

 
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