Newswomanis gearing up to start her new daytime talk show. The NBC’s Today’s host said that with this show she aims to bring her audience “humanity and intelligence”.
Declaring herself a “natural born extrovert”, the 55 year old TV personality told reports that she looks forward to interacting with a live studio audience in her show that will basically aim at women. “Katie” a lifestyle program is slated for launch on September 10th, a year after ending her U.S nightly network news broadcast on “CBS News Evening”.
"Obviously there is a need to re-familiarize myself and who I am in terms of being natural, spontaneous, interactive and a more casual, less formal journalist. When I did the 'CBS Evening News' I didn't have that opportunity to show both sides of myself," Couric said noting that this will give her audiences "a richer experience than just a three-minute interview and have intelligence and humanity."
Couric said she is exited to be starting right from the beginning with her show "that tackles some of the things that you think are important, that you think people want to know more about," according to a report by MSNBC. She says that while she’s a little scared she believes that it’s only a natural thing to happen.
Among some more substantive issues that Couric will be dealing with on her talk show includes interviewing the presidential candidates,and as well as their wives. Couric also plans to interview , with whom she has been face to face once on CBS news, during the 2008 presidential campaign.
Besides that “Katie” would cater to topics as vast as caring for aging parents and dating an older guy to the effects of technology on youth. There will be times when she’ll incorporate regular segments to recognize ordinary people and not just those who are the rich and famous.
While many believe that Couric should have started dipping her toes into the day time slot a bit sooner, Katie says according to a report by Reuters that the timing couldn’t be more perfect. "I couldn't really do it any earlier because I was doing 'CBS Evening News' until May last year ... I am happy to have a year grace period," she said noting that with Oprah exiting the stage, it was a good idea to let the landscape settle a bit, before jumping in the battle, part of which is already conquered by personalities like Ricki Lake, and Steve Harvey.