Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Katie Couric's return to "Today"?

Matt Lauer just teased that Katie Couric is coming back to the Today Show on Wednesday to make a "major announcement." How's that for a tease?

The bloggers are quickly lighting up the web with speculation as to why KC would come across town from CBS to do something for NBC again. Is she returning to Today, or is this some personal announcement that seems better placed on Today than on her adopted network at CBS?

I'll poke around the NBC sources to see what I can find .. but I'm reminded that Bryant Gumble made an appearance on Today years ago even though he'd moved on to the CBS Morning Show by that point. It was all part of a Today anniversary piece and they were getting all the former hosts to take part.

I'm wondering if Katie's appearance tomorrow will be part of the same thing ... some kind of Today Show retrospective ... either that, or something concerning her on-going push for colon cancer screening.
Don't for a second think that the vague mention of Katie's return wasn't done for the buzz it would create ... it was very intentional.
And while I was skeptical that anyone would be able to take KC's Today spot and flourish, Meredith Vieira is as good as it gets ...

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I bet Matt is just thrilled that he's seeing her tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

saw this story on Yahoo!

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080527/ap_en_ot/tv_networks_cancer

Anonymous said...

I miss Katie. She added so much fun to the show and is just darling to watch. Please bring her back to The Today Show in some other position. I'm sure NBC could find room for her.

ken said...

If Katie comes back, I'm leaving
for FOX News. Much more fair and balanced.

CBS and Couric deserve each other!