Pop Minute

Home    Photos    Videos    What's on TV Tonight

Katie Couric's New Talk Show Will Be 'Topical' But 'Not A News Show'

Now that Katie Couric has announced that she will be making ABC the home of her new syndicated talk show, the former CBS news anchor is providing some more details on what viewers can expect.

“We want it to be topical," explains Couric in an interview. "It's not a news show per se but we're going to talk about the news."

"If Osama bin Laden is killed, we'll talk about the training of the Navy SEALs. If there's a story about cyberbullying, we'll explain that in more detail. We want to range from serious stories to light stories and fun stories. It will reflect my interests, which hopefully will be the viewers' interests as well.”

"I think for people to have an opportunity to think about issues and to talk about them is important. We're talking about a wide variety of subjects; it could be anything. I watched a documentary the other night on HBO, which was so incredibly powerful. It was called How to Die in Oregon. It was all about this woman and her family was so amazing."

"I thought, ‘Gee, if I had a show, I would invite her husband and children, the documentarian and then someone who felt uncomfortable with the Oregon law, and have an intelligent conversation about something that people probably find difficult to talk about but probably need to talk about.' So that's a serious topic that I would try to tackle."

"Then there are a lot of less serious topic that I'm interested in like what is going on with all of these men who cant keep it in their pants? The situation with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Dominique Strauss-Kahn."

"What is it about the pathology, the neurology and the psychological makeup of a powerful man that makes them engage is such risky and thoughtless behavior?"

"It would be fun, interesting and engaging. So these are the kinds of things that I'm interested in that I think a lot of folks are talking about."

Couric says she chose ABC because of its strong lineup of affiliate stations and the chance to also work with ABC News.

"It just felt right. Sometimes you have to go with your gut. Obviously I love doing newsmaker interviews, and if I can contribute in any way to that, I would love to. I love reporting, getting out in the field and talking to people about various issues."

"I've reached out to everybody and all of the executive producers and had really nice conversations with all of them. They seem enthusiastic about me joining the team and that made me feel so good about my decision."

June 7, 2011 |

Related Posts
  Katie Couric Reveals What Amy Schumer Left Out of Her Anal Prank Text Story
  Katie Couric Returning To NBC To Co-Host 2018 Winter Olympics Ceremony
  Katie Couric Once Said Matt Lauer 'Pinched' Her Butt 'A Lot' In Interview
  Katie Couric To Return To 'Today' For One Week In Savannah Guthrie's Spot
  Gun Rights Activists Sue Katie Couric For $13M Million Over Documentary Edits
  Amy Schumer Tells Fallon About Her Sexual Prank Text To Katie Couric's Husband
  Katie Couric Pranks James Corden By Falling Down 'Late Late Show's Stairs
  Kim Kardashian Blasts Katie Couric's Baby Gift: 'I Hate Fake Media Friends'
  Katie Couric On Her C-Section: Uterus Looked 'Like A Portobello Mushroom'




© Copyright & Privacy Policy Pop Minute. All rights reserved. | Feedback



 
Dr. Phil Explains Why He Would Support Oprah For President
Katie Couric Reveals What Amy Schumer Left Out of Her Anal Prank Text Story
Jimmy Kimmel Gets NFL Players To Read 'Mean Tweets'
Pete Holmes Says Marriage Brings Dilemma: Sex or Sleep
Steve Irwin's Widow Hasn't Been On A Date Since His Death
Michael Strahan: It Should Be Downright Illegal To Be Tom Brady
Comedian Tom Papa Jokes About People's Fake Social Media Lives
Jamie Dornan on His Wee-Bag & Shooting 'Fifty Shades' with Dakota Johnson
New York Times' Maggie Haberman On What Really Scares Trump

Latest Photos (bikini babes)

   

Bella Thorne | Ximena Cordoba | Kristina Peric | Melissa Satta