Katie on Tonight Show as she says goodbye to NBC and hello ABC
HOLLYWOOD, CA (Hollywood Today) 6/6/11 — Katie Couric talks about everything from her new ABC show to Donald Trump on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
When Leno asked about her new series format, Couric explained, “That’s still a work in progress right now, but it’s gonna be topical, it’s gonna be live, you know, hopefully it will deal with various issues.”
Couric went on to say, “It’ll be sort of a little bit of what Oprah did. Obviously, no one can ever fill Oprah’s shoes, but some of the things that she did on her show, some of the things we used to do on the ‘Today’ show. Jeff Zucker’s going to be the executive producer of the show, so it’ll be fun to reunite with Jeff.”
She continued: “I’m really looking forward to it because, creatively, it’s such an exciting challenge for me and I think I’m better at interacting and talking to people and synthesizing complicated subjects — I hope — and you know doing interviews that require some empathy. On the ‘(CBS) Evening News,’ it was hard to do that in that very structured format.”
(preview clip: http://www.nbc.com/the-tonight-show/video/katie-couric-preview-6611/1332090/ <http://www.nbc.com/the-tonight-show/video/katie-couric-preview-6611/1332090/> ).