Couric Bids Adieu to ‘Today,' Welcomes Tomorrow
May 30, 2006

She's been kick starting America's mornings for the last 15 years.

On the eve of Katie Couric's final "Today" show broadcast, "Extra's" Dayna Devon sat down with the anchor to talk about her legendary morning show run, the next chapter, and of course, how she keeps her legs looking oh-so-good during interviews.

"It's always good to cross them away from the camera," the experienced reporter demonstrated.

On a more serious note, Katie admitted that she is flooded with emotions as she says goodbye to her "Today" show family. "I'm getting a little vaclempt," she admitted.

But the hardest part for Katie is reliving the memories, both good and bad, that she and her viewers have shared for more than a decade.

"You know, we're talking about the death of my husband, and my sister and helping people," Couric revealed. "So clearly, it's always emotional for me to talk about that."

From her crusade against colon cancer to consoling fellow widows, these are the cherished moments Katie will take with her as she embarks on her new journey.

"One said, ‘I'm a widow, and you've helped me so much,'" Katie revealed. "She was with her son, and he was two when her husband died; and that's how old Carrie was, and it was so moving. That, for me, is what makes it all worthwhile."

While our mornings will never be the same, we can all look forward to Katie gracing our evenings on CBS. "This is an exciting career opportunity," Couric said. "I am thrilled, and of course, my main focus will still be on my two daughters and the rest of my family."

So what feat is left for this Superwoman to accomplish? "A lead in a Broadway musical?" Couric suggested. "Oh please. Have you heard me sing?"

As a matter of fact, we have Katie. Thanks for 15 wonderful years; we'll see you at CBS.

 


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