Sunday, October 19

Is the media scaring us to death over Ebola? Former CNN president Jon Klein on Nielsen's TV ratings glitch; James Risen on how the crackdown on whistleblowers affects reporting.

Is the media scaring us to death over Ebola? Former CNN president Jon Klein on Nielsen's TV ratings glitch; James Risen on how the crackdown on whistleblowers affects reporting.

Katie Couric to end daytime television show
December 20th, 2013
10:29 AM ET

Katie Couric to end daytime television show

By Brian Stelter, CNN

Katie Couric's days in daytime are almost over.

The television personality, once beloved as the co-host of NBC's "Today" show, said Thursday that she would not continue her daytime talk show, "Katie," after the current television season ends in the summer. The announcement reflected the fact that her show, while successful by some measures, had fallen short of the high expectations that Couric and others had set for it.

Couric and the company that syndicated "Katie," the Disney-ABC Television Group, said they had "mutually agreed" not to continue the show.

Once depicted, if not by Couric and Disney (DIS,Fortune 500) then by the press, as a logical successor to "The Oprah Winfrey Show," "Katie" suffered from behind-the-scenes disagreements about content. Couric, for example, was said to want a more topical, news-oriented hour of television, while Disney executives wanted softer subject matter that was more in line with other daytime programming.

Read more of Brian's article here.

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Filed under: Katie Couric • Reliable Sources
June 2nd, 2013
01:27 PM ET

Media Monitor – June 2

Amazon picks up Garry Trudeau’s series and Katie Couric talks candidly about her Today Show past.


Filed under: Garry Trudeau • Katie Couric
January 27th, 2013
12:50 PM ET

Unraveling the Manti Te’o Hoax

Bob Costas talks to Howard Kurtz about the star linebacker’s interview with Katie Couric and whether the media fell short in checking his story.


Filed under: Bob Costas • Entertainment • Katie Couric • Sports
September 16th, 2012
01:02 PM ET

Katie Couric, America's Girlfriend

Gail Shister and Adam Buckman discuss the former news anchor's new daytime show "Katie."


Filed under: Katie Couric • Pop Culture
April 8th, 2012
02:04 PM ET

Bill Plante on Mike Wallace, Morning's Celebrity Shootout

CBS News correspondent Bill Plante shares his memories of Mike Wallace with Howard Kurtz. Also, David Zurawik, Marisa Guthrie and Sharon Waxman discuss Katie Couric on ABC's Good Morning America and her face-off with Sarah Palin on the Today show.


Filed under: ABC • Katie Couric • Media • NBC • Reliable Sources • Sarah Palin