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Katie Couric to interview Aimee Copeland


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Katie Couric visited Atlanta over the summer to promote her new daytime show "Katie," which will air at 3 p.m. weekdays on Channel 2, starting Monday. She is shown here with Tim McVay, vice president and general manager of Channel 2 WSB-TV. Photo credit: Nelson Hicks

Veteran broadcast journalist Katie Couric launches her new show on Monday, and Aimee Copeland will be among the guests during the show’s first week.

“Katie,” which will air at 3 p.m. weekdays on Channel 2, will cover a broad range of topics, including people in the news, authors, celebrities and health issues. In the video clip above, Channel 2 anchor Jovita Moore sits down with Couric and gives viewers an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at preparation for the show.

Couric visited over the summer to promote “Katie,” and the station is excited she is joining the daytime lineup.

“When Katie visited Atlanta and WSB-TV in July, it was amazing how she connected with guests at a luncheon with local business leaders,” said Tim McVay, vice president and general manager of Channel 2 WSB-TV. “I am convinced you will see that same kind of connection with the guests and viewers of her show.”

Here’s a look at the planned topics the first week’s episodes will feature.

Monday: Couric welcomes actress and singer Jessica Simpson, who will discuss juggling her career and motherhood and losing that baby weight. Singer Sheryl Crow also will make an appearance along with “some familiar TV faces and plenty of surprises.”

Tuesday: Couric will interview Aimee Copeland, the 24-year-old Snellville woman who spent months in the hospital and endured multiple amputaions after an accident resulted in a rare flesh-eating bacteria attacking her body. Couric also will kick off her “You Only Live Once” feature by strapping in with racecar driver Danica Patrick.

Aimee Copeland will be among the first guests featured on Katie Couric's new show. Photo credit: Channel 2 Action News

Aimee Copeland will be among the first guests featured on Katie Couric's new show. Photo credit: Channel 2 Action News

Wednesday: In a candid conversation, “Project Runway” star Heidi Klum joins Couric to discuss modeling, motherhood and her upcoming divorce from singer Seal.

Thursday: Couric visits with Brene Brown, a research professor, motivational speaker and author of “Daring Greatly,” along with author and blogger Jenny Lawson, known as “The Bloggess.”

Friday: Jennifer Lopez, the former “American Idol” judge who filmed the movie “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” in Atlanta, will discuss her wide-ranging entertainment career, her twins and her ex-husband Marc Anthony.

10 comments Add your comment

Mr. Ed

September 7th, 2012
1:31 pm

Do we really need another daytime talk show? Especially with the buffet of zombie hosted talk shows already in play on the airwaves.

Try as I might, Katie Couric holds no appeal to me. I know she invented terminally perky and spawned other bubble headed bleach blondes like Kelly Ripa, but it grows tiresome quick. Maybe I think she just lost all her credibility when she pretended to be a serious news anchor.

Truth about It

September 7th, 2012
1:55 pm

I can see Russia from my house. That’s what.

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Yawn

September 8th, 2012
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Motocross Survivor

September 8th, 2012
2:51 pm

This show will fly like a lead zeppelin. Nobody wants to look at monkey face Couric. She they learn that with her most recent attempt at news reader?

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Albert Einstein

September 9th, 2012
12:48 am

I’ll never see her show as I work office hours but I think highly of Katie Couric and understand why CBS pursued her. I know she will do well.

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