Posted August 28, 2012
ON SEPTEMBER 10th, IT'S “A NEW BEGINNING” FOR KATIE COURIC*
All Month, “Katie”
Celebrates Women Who Are Reinventing Themselves
Sheryl Crow, Chelsea Handler, E L James, Heidi Klum, Jennifer Lopez, Demi Lovato, Susan Sarandon, Jessica Simpson, Sofia Vergara and Wendy Williams
All Join Katie in First Three Weeks
And Exclusive Newsmaking Interviews with 24-Year-Old Aimee Copeland On Her “New Beginning”; Amanda Knox's Former Boyfriend; and Sharon and Lexie Love, Who Break Their Silence
on The Murder of UVA Lacrosse Player Yeardley Love
New York, August 28, 2012 -- Katie Couric returns to daily television with the premiere of her new, nationally syndicated talk show, “Katie,” on Monday, September 10th. The one-hour program, in front of a live studio audience in New York, has been cleared on leading broadcast television stations in more than 96% of the country (check local listings, www.katiecouric.com).
On Tuesday, September 11th, Katie has an exclusive interview with 24-year-old Aimee Copeland, a Georgia graduate student who this summer lost parts of all her limbs to a rare flesh-eating bacteria. Still facing a rigorous recovery process and learning to use her prosthetics, Aimee defies all odds and walks, for the first time, onto Katie's stage, demonstrating extraordinary strength and courage. Aimee shares her story of survival, how she encouraged those closest to her during this trying period and discusses her new life.
Also in the weeks ahead, the incomparable Barbra Streisand will make a rare television appearance to discuss her passion -- women and heart disease -- as well as her return to Brooklyn for her first performance there in more than 50 years. Katie will also be joined by Jennifer Lopez, who will talk about her own “new beginnings,” including life after “American Idol,” life after divorce, and her stunning career reincarnation that has landed her at the top of the Forbes Celebrity 100 list. And Katie will also explore the theme of “new beginnings” with Heidi Klum, the host of “Project Runway,” actress Susan Sarandon, late night talk show host and author Chelsea Handler, and Sofia Vergara, the dynamic and always charismatic star of “Modern Family,” who will come by on the day her prime time program returns for the fall season.
Important topics, newsmakers and fun will
also be front and center in September. Author E L James will
visit Katie for her first extended conversation since the “50 Shades
of Grey” trilogy passed the milestone of 25 million books sold, and
became the biggest cultural phenomenon of 2012. Singer and actress
Demi Lovato, who begins her new role as a judge on “X Factor”
the same week as Katie’s premiere, will discuss the anorexia and
bulimia that nearly ruined her career, and Katie will tackle the
broader issue of eating disorders. Sharon and Lexie Love,
whose daughter and sister, Yeardley, was murdered two years
ago by her ex-boyfriend at the University of Virginia, will break
their silence in an exclusive interview with Katie. That
conversation will be the centerpiece of a program exploring the
epidemic of dating violence. Katie will introduce viewers to a new
face and new voice, research professor and motivational speaker
Brené Brown, whose new book, Daring Greatly, inspired
Katie as she embarked on a daring new adventure of her own --
launching this program. Brené will give the audience the tools
needed to live a more fulfilling life. Raffaele Sollecito,
who was Amanda Knox's boyfriend, talks for the first time on
American television about the murder case that made international
headlines, life after his ordeal in an Italian prison and his
reunion with Amanda. And talk show personality Wendy Williams
will join Katie to talk about one of the nation's most secret
obsessions: HAIR! Wendy will reveal why she wears wigs and Katie
will show off a brand new 'do!
*Note to Travelers: "Katie" will reach viewers beyond the television screen. The show will include invited bloggers in the studio audience every day; they'll be blogging about the show as it airs. Social media will play a prominent role in the program, with viewers invited to interact with Katie via Facebook (Facebook.com/KatieShow), Twitter (@katiecouric) and on her website (www.katiecouric.com), so they can be included in the daily conversation.
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