Katie Couric was in Raleigh today to film promos at WTVD for her new talk show, "Katie," which debuts on September 10.
WTVD hosted a breakfast for Couric at Oro in downtown Raleigh, where Raleigh mayor Nancy McFarlane (who went to high school with Katie at Yorktown High in Arlington, Va.) proclaimed July 18 "Katie Couric Day" in the capital city. (If I'm not mistaken, TV writers get to take that as a holiday next year.)
Couric, introduced by WTVD anchor Larry Stogner, described her new show as being "smart with heart," and said she hopes the program fills part of the void left by Oprah Winfrey's departure from daytime.
We got a few minutes with Couric to talk about her new show, which will broadcast live from New York each weekday at 2 p.m. and then air here in the Triangle at 3 p.m. on WTVD (KatieCouric.com has more details). The former "Today" show co-anchor also gave us some of her thoughts on the current morning television battles.
Click below for Q&A.