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By Luke Broadwater | March 22, 2011
It's looking more and more like Katie Couric is going to be out of her anchor role at CBS News in the near future.  The New York Post reported last week that Couric is i n talks with ABC , apparently looking for a job after her contract ends this summer, and Howard Kurtz reported that, though CBS wants Couric to stay on through the 2012 elections, the network wants her to take a pay cut.   Now, I don't watch her frequently, but...
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By Michael Gold and The Baltimore Sun | January 9, 2014
Katie Couric probably meant well when she invited "Orange is the New Black" actress Laverne Cox and model Carmen Carrera on her eponymous talk show to discuss transgender-specific issues. After all, transgender women - actual trans women, not trans female characters played by cisgender actors - are still largely absent from network television. Trans issues are largely misunderstood, and trans women of color like Carrera and Cox face particular challenges which aren't often voiced on a national stage.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | September 15, 2012
Sharon and Lexie Love, mother and sister of Yeardley Love, who was murdered by an ex-boyfriend, will be interviewed Thursday on "Katie," the new syndicated show hosted by former CBS anchorwoman Katie Couric. The program will focus on dating violence, with the interview of Sharon and Lexie Love described as the "centerpiece" of the hour. "Katie" debuted Sept. 10 to impressive ratings, topping all other new daytime syndicated talk shows. The test will be whether or not Couric can hold onto the audience that tuned in to check out the big-name newcomer.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | September 15, 2012
Sharon and Lexie Love, mother and sister of Yeardley Love, who was murdered by an ex-boyfriend, will be interviewed Thursday on "Katie," the new syndicated show hosted by former CBS anchorwoman Katie Couric. The program will focus on dating violence, with the interview of Sharon and Lexie Love described as the "centerpiece" of the hour. "Katie" debuted Sept. 10 to impressive ratings, topping all other new daytime syndicated talk shows. The test will be whether or not Couric can hold onto the audience that tuned in to check out the big-name newcomer.
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By Michael Gold and The Baltimore Sun | January 9, 2014
Katie Couric probably meant well when she invited "Orange is the New Black" actress Laverne Cox and model Carmen Carrera on her eponymous talk show to discuss transgender-specific issues. After all, transgender women - actual trans women, not trans female characters played by cisgender actors - are still largely absent from network television. Trans issues are largely misunderstood, and trans women of color like Carrera and Cox face particular challenges which aren't often voiced on a national stage.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | October 25, 2011
Katie Couric's new syndicated talk show, "Katie," will be airing on WMAR-TV starting next fall, Bill Hooper, the station's general manager said. The Disney-ABC show will air at either 3 or 4 p.m., both key time slots because of their potential to drive viewers into the early evening local newscasts. Couric's will air live at 3 in many markets, but general managers will have the option in some cases of carrying it at 4 p.m. so that it can lead into the 5 p.m. news. With many stations like Baltimore's WJZ starting their early evening news at 4 p.m., feeding the show live at 3 seems like a sound idea.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | July 24, 2012
With the debut of her new syndicated talk show fast approaching, Katie Couric is on the road promoting it at some of the 174 stations that have signed on. Last week, she was in Atlanta. This week, Baltimore. With 95 percent national clearance, she has miles to go. Next stops Detroit and Seattle. Monday, the 55-year-old former"Today"  show host sat down for an interview at WMAR-TV (Channel 2) in Baltimore. It's been four years since I talked to Couric. Then, she was anchor and managing editor of the "CBS Evening News," and we talked about the upcoming political conventions at which she would go on to be one of the journalistic stars -- following it up with a Sarah Palin interview that was one of the finest pieces of interviewing in the history of American politics.
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By DAVID ZURAWIK and DAVID ZURAWIK,SUN TELEVISION CRITIC | May 30, 2006
Johnny Carson had Bette Midler singing to him during his farewell week on NBC's Tonight show in 1992, but tomorrow, Katie Couric will have Tony Bennett and the entire cast of a Broadway show. "We're going to throw her a nice party on May 31st, and the viewers are invited - they should all participate," Jim Bell, executive producer of Today, said in a telephone interview last week. End of an era Katie Couric's last Today show airs at 7 a.m. tomorrow on WBAL (Channel 11).
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | August 1, 2012
Katie Couric's visit last week to Baltimore's WMAR proved at least one thing: She is serious about making her new daytime talk show, “Katie,” a winner. She did not do such intense promotion in the summer of 2006 even when she was about to debut as anchor of the “CBS Evening News," one of the most prestigious -- or at least historic -- jobs in television. And that kind of commitment from her means the competition in one of the most hotly contested time periods in local TV is going to be even fiercer this fall when her syndicated show debuts.
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By SUSAN REIMER and SUSAN REIMER,SUN COLUMNIST | April 11, 2006
They are going to make me turn in my membership card in the feminist movement for this, but I wish Katie Couric hadn't taken the CBS Evening News job for the same reason I hope Hillary Rodham Clinton doesn't run for president. I don't think it is going to go well, and that means another notch in the "loss" column for women. This goes against all the "Try, even if you fail," chatter that I send my daughter's way. But I just can't bear any "I told you so" guff from the guys if and when Katie crashes and burns like Barbara Walters, Sally Quinn and Connie Chung did when they made the same kind of professional leap.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | August 1, 2012
Katie Couric's visit last week to Baltimore's WMAR proved at least one thing: She is serious about making her new daytime talk show, “Katie,” a winner. She did not do such intense promotion in the summer of 2006 even when she was about to debut as anchor of the “CBS Evening News," one of the most prestigious -- or at least historic -- jobs in television. And that kind of commitment from her means the competition in one of the most hotly contested time periods in local TV is going to be even fiercer this fall when her syndicated show debuts.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | July 24, 2012
With the debut of her new syndicated talk show fast approaching, Katie Couric is on the road promoting it at some of the 174 stations that have signed on. Last week, she was in Atlanta. This week, Baltimore. With 95 percent national clearance, she has miles to go. Next stops Detroit and Seattle. Monday, the 55-year-old former"Today"  show host sat down for an interview at WMAR-TV (Channel 2) in Baltimore. It's been four years since I talked to Couric. Then, she was anchor and managing editor of the "CBS Evening News," and we talked about the upcoming political conventions at which she would go on to be one of the journalistic stars -- following it up with a Sarah Palin interview that was one of the finest pieces of interviewing in the history of American politics.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | October 25, 2011
Katie Couric's new syndicated talk show, "Katie," will be airing on WMAR-TV starting next fall, Bill Hooper, the station's general manager said. The Disney-ABC show will air at either 3 or 4 p.m., both key time slots because of their potential to drive viewers into the early evening local newscasts. Couric's will air live at 3 in many markets, but general managers will have the option in some cases of carrying it at 4 p.m. so that it can lead into the 5 p.m. news. With many stations like Baltimore's WJZ starting their early evening news at 4 p.m., feeding the show live at 3 seems like a sound idea.
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By Laura Vozzella, The Baltimore Sun | May 14, 2011
The last time Victoria Dinatale had an acting gig was in 1978, when she played a tree in a North Carroll High School production of a play whose name she can't even recall. But she still remembers the thrill of the spotlight, which is what drew her and hundreds of others to a casting call for extras in "Game Change," an HBO movie about the 2008 presidential race that started filming in Baltimore late last month. Aspiring extras filed into a theater at Stevenson University for hours Saturday, bringing with them headshots that in some cases had to have been taken decades before, on the best hair days of their lives.
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By Luke Broadwater | March 22, 2011
It's looking more and more like Katie Couric is going to be out of her anchor role at CBS News in the near future.  The New York Post reported last week that Couric is i n talks with ABC , apparently looking for a job after her contract ends this summer, and Howard Kurtz reported that, though CBS wants Couric to stay on through the 2012 elections, the network wants her to take a pay cut.   Now, I don't watch her frequently, but...
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By Ray Frager | February 10, 2009
Prime 9 5 p.m. [MLB Network] The list on this show is of all-time baseball gaffes. Two great steroid denials - Rafael Palmeiro's finger-pointing in Congress (left) and Alex Rodriguez's interview with Katie Couric - probably won't make the list.
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By DAVID ZURAWIK and DAVID ZURAWIK,SUN TELEVISION CRITIC | May 28, 2006
"They say, Katie, you're like a flame / into our lives you came." -- lyric from Stone Phillips' "Goodbye to Katie" TODAY / / 7 a.m. weekdays / / Katie Couric's final day on the show is Wednesday / / WBAL (Channel 11) Couric at a glance Born: Jan. 7, 1957 Hometown: Arlington, Va. Education: Bachelor's degree, University of Virginia Awards: Peabody Joined "Today" as co-anchor: April 4, 1991 Most memorable story: Couric had a colonoscopy on TV on March 6, 2000, to heighten awareness of the procedure Family: Two daughters.
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By Annie Linskey and Annie Linskey,sun reporter | September 15, 2006
Legendary broadcast journalist Walter Cronkite, visiting Annapolis yesterday to receive an honor from the new National Sailing Hall of Fame, voiced support for new CBS Evening News anchor Katie Couric and said he hopes the recent retooling of the show is successful. "I think she is doing a great job," Cronkite said of Couric, who last week took the anchor chair that Cronkite occupied from 1962 to 1981. Cronkite, 89, who has been critical of what he views as increasing sensationalism in broadcast news, declined to discuss his views on the state of the industry during a brief interview at Annapolis' City Dock.
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By DAVID ZURAWIK | February 4, 2009
Having a network anchorwoman serve as host of a prime-time entertainment program intended to promote a coming awards show on the same network is a formula that guarantees controversy. Is this not the blurring of entertainment and news? Doesn't this diminish the credibility of the anchorwoman - et cetera, et cetera, et cetera? Whatever the answer to those questions, CBS is featuring its anchorwoman, Katie Couric, tonight in Couric's All Access Grammy Special. Before you prejudge, you should know two things: First, Couric is very good in this type of entertainment-interview format.
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By david zurawik and david zurawik,david.zurawik@baltsun.com | September 5, 2008
As much as we talk and write about the power of the Internet, it is easy to forget that nothing focuses the nation's attention on a topic or event like TV - particularly the combined gaze of cameras from the major networks of ABC, NBC and CBS. That's the case tonight when the networks and a huge group of Hollywood A-listers present Stand Up to Cancer. All three network news anchors - Katie Couric, Charles Gibson and Brian Williams - will be reporting stories on medical advances and efforts.
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