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[07/26/12 - 12:35 PM]
Katie Couric Puts a New Face on Daytime This September
Plus: Sheryl Crow composes and sings the series theme song entitled "This Day."

[via press release from Disney-ABC Domestic Television]

KATIE COURIC PUTS A NEW FACE ON DAYTIME THIS SEPTEMBER

Award-Winning Journalist, Author and Television Personality Headlines "Katie," New Nationally-Syndicated Talker, Beginning September 10th

Sheryl Crow Composes and Sings Series Theme Song Entitled "This Day"

Los Angeles, July 26, 2012 - This fall, award-winning journalist, best-selling author and television personality Katie Couric will bring her distinctive voice and authentic interview style to daytime with the September 10th premiere of the hour-long, nationally-syndicated series, "Katie" (check local listings, www.katiecouric.com). Distributed by Disney-ABC Domestic Television to 95% of the country, "Katie" will be broadcast live from New York City in front of a studio audience and will be executive-produced by Couric and longtime colleague Jeff Zucker, reuniting one of television's most successful partnerships.

Blending information, stories of the day and entertainment in a format that is engaging, compelling and interesting, "Katie" will get to the heart of what matters most to viewers. Timely and topical, the show will include powerful segments and thoughtful interviews with newsmakers, celebrities and everyday people who have extraordinary stories to tell.

Couric announced at a gathering of television critics today in Los Angeles that the show, which will feature a mix of in-studio segments and field pieces, will be introduced each day by a memorable theme song entitled "This Day," performed especially for the show by Grammy-winning artist Sheryl Crow and composed by both Crow and her long time collaborator Jeff Trott.

Crow said: "Katie is somebody I can talk to about the things so many of us juggle: our children, careers, health, and balancing our personal and professional lives. Plus she is really fun! I think her show will reflect the same kind of heart and energy I try to give my music, so 'This Day' was a fun project to work on together, as friends."

Couric talked about several recurring franchises including:

"Women Who Should Be Famous" which will feature headline-makers as well as everyday people who make a difference in how we live our lives. Viewers will be introduced to women whose leadership, commitment to excellence and passion for life are awe-inspiring.

"In this franchise we will be able to spotlight women doing remarkable things," Couric commented.

"You Only Live Once" (YOLO) is all about tackling one's life-affirming bucket list. Whether Couric is providing a "dream come true" moment for one of her viewers or experiencing something that checks off one of her personal boxes, television audiences will be able to witness the excitement that comes with doing something on your wish list for the very first time.

"YOLO, which stands for 'You Only Live Once,' was coined by Drake and is sort of a modern twist on the notion of a bucket list," Couric commented. "It will be fun to try some of these things myself, but I'm more excited to use the access we have to give other people opportunities to check off their lists," she added."

"Katie" will focus on topics including parenting to pop culture, aging to activism, sex to celebrity, and the series will dedicate segments to the worlds of family, fashion, entertainment and technology and explore how they impact our day-to-day lives.

A home to smart conversation and impactful storytelling, "Katie" will have a significant digital component that allows viewers to engage before, during, and after each episode. The website will combine user-generated content and exclusive content from the show with social media streams through Skype, Facebook and Twitter, to foster a community that allows for sharing, connecting, and engagement.

Cleared in 95% of the US, "Katie" is executive-produced by Katie Couric and Jeff Zucker and is distributed by Disney-ABC Domestic Television. Co-executive producers are Kathy Samuels and Michael Bass and "Katie" is directed by Joe Terry.

About Katie Couric

Katie Couric is an award-winning journalist and TV personality, well-known cancer advocate, and New York Times best-selling author of The Best Advice I Ever Got: Lessons From Extraordinary Lives.

Couric joined the Disney/ABC Television Group in Summer 2011 and serves as special correspondent for ABC News, contributing to ABC World News, Nightline, 20/20, Good Morning America, This Week and primetime news specials. Beginning in September 2012, she will host a new syndicated daytime talk show, Katie.

In September 2006, Couric became the first female solo anchor of an evening news broadcast. Couric served as anchor and managing editor of the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric until May 2011. She also was a contributor to 60 Minutes, CBS Sunday Morning and CBS News primetime specials. On May 31, 2006, Couric completed a 15-year run as co-anchor of NBC News' TODAY show. In October 2011, the Wall Street Journal called Couric of the "most successful anchors ever" at the TODAY show.

Couric is a tireless cancer advocate. She is co-founder of Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), co-founder of the National Colorectal Cancer Research Alliance (NCCRA) with the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) and Lilly Tartikoff, and founder of the Jay Monahan Center for Gastrointestinal Health.

Born in Arlington, Virginia, Couric graduated with honors from the University of Virginia in 1979 with a bachelor's degree in English and a focus on American studies. She lives in New York with her two daughters.





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