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Television icon Betty White only gets better with age. The Golden Girls star turns 95 on January 17. I met up with White in Los Angeles, CA to talk about her secrets to a long and vibrant life, her storied career and her positive outlook.

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Follow along as my husband John and I learn how to make delicious, healthy dinners with the help of  Sur la Table national chef Joel Gamoran. On the second episode, we learn to cook whole wheat spaghettini with butternut squash and hazelnut pesto.

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Actor Alec Baldwin has delighted millions of viewers playing Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live, but it wasn’t so long ago that he tried to say goodbye to public life entirely. He joins us for a frank discussion about the arc of his career, his personal challenges with tabloid journalism, and the political tensions within his own family. Plus, he dishes on his favorite Jack Donaghy lines from 30 Rock and why no one is more thrilling to work with than Tom Cruise.


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As the sun sets on 2016, let’s take a look back at some of the fascinating, funny and entertaining people who shaped the conversation, in politics to pop culture and everything in between.

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As 2016 comes to an end, we reflect on a year of unpredictability, sweeping change and extraordinary loss. For some, 2016 is an auld acquaintance to be forgot and never brought to mind. But for others, it’s a welcome change and a fresh start. Either way, when the ball drops on New Year’s Eve, 2017 begins and brings with it new stories and new faces. And 2016 becomes yet another “Auld Lang Syne,” a part of the past as we move forward.

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Man’s exploration of outer space is one of the greatest achievements of the 20thcentury. But “one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind” could never have happened if it weren’t for the women on the ground at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The new film “Hidden Figures” tells the stories of Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson, who worked as “human computers” for NASA, and helped put John Glenn into orbit and Neil Armstrong on the moon. Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monáe, the stars of “Hidden Figures,” stopped by Yahoo News to discuss the film and true story behind it.

Social Media Highlights

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Gender Revolution

Gender Revolution will explore the complexities of gender in everyday life. To better understand this complex social and scientific issue, I went across the U.S. to talk with scientists, psychologists, activists, authors and families.

FED UP — Official Trailer

What if everything you think you knew about food is wrong? Once you know the truth about your food, you’ll be Fed Up.

How Music Is Helping Those With Alzheimer’s & Dementia

Katie Couric interviews Michael Rossato Bennet, the writer, director and producer of Alive Inside, a new documentary that focuses on how music helps with Dementia and Alzheimer.

Podcasts

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No reporter cut through the media din of the 2016 presidential election quite like David Fahrenthold of The Washington Post. Remember the infamous Access Hollywood tape? That was one of Fahrenthold’s scoops, as were his exhaustive stories on Donald Trump’s questionable charitable activities. He joins us to discuss becoming an overnight sensation after 16 years on the job, getting called a “nasty guy” in a phone call with Donald Trump, and how he thinks journalists should cover Trump’s presidency. Plus, how he uses a mix of social media crowdsourcing and old-fashioned gumshoe reporting to break his stories.

This episode is brought to you by Blurb (www.blurb.com/grammar code: KATIE) and The Great Courses (www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/KATIE).

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Brian and I went to the White House to sit down with Valerie Jarrett, a senior adviser to President Barack Obama. Not only is Jarrett a guiding voice in the Obama administration, but she has also been friends with the President and First Lady since they were an engaged couple in Chicago in the early 1990s. Jarrett discussed managing her work and friendship with the President, her emotions since the election and why she has hope for the Affordable Care Act’s future. Plus, Brian spoke with White House visitors from across the country.

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Fugitive whistleblower Edward Snowden is either a human rights hero or a traitor, depending on who you ask. I sat down for a rare face-to-face interview with Snowden in Moscow, Russia. We discussed whether his disclosures to journalists harmed U.S. national security, how he pays his rent, and why he doesn’t have any regrets.

Head to yahoo.com/katiecouric to see the interview in video form.

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GOP strategist Mike Murphy caught the political bug early: he began his career as a college student making radio ads out of his dorm room for a long-shot congressional race. He’s gone on to specialize in winning statewide campaigns for governor and Senate. He’s been the lead strategist for many major Republican figures, including John McCain, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Mitt Romney. He also had a role in the 2016 campaign season. “I ran the Jeb Bush super PAC,” he explains, “which gives me the unique credential of having blown, oh, over 95 million dollars and not winning.” Mike joined us to discuss his vocal criticism of Donald Trump, the media’s role in modern politics and why he’s a hopeless romantic when it comes to presidential races.

This episode is brought to you by Sock Club, Aspen Ideas to Go podcast, Hello Fresh, and Omaha Steaks.

A Little Something Extra

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Watch as Katie Couric & John Molner invite Sur la Table national chef Joel Gamoran into their kitchen to help them learn how to make delicious, healthy dinners that suit their busy lives.

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Dr. Felice Schnoll-Sussman, director of the Jay Monahan Center for Gastrointestinal Health at Weill Cornell and New York Presbyterian, joins TODAY with the latest advice on the appropriate times for men and women to undergo cancer screenings.

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Don’t panic TODAY fans, you didn’t accidentally wake up in 1997 — Katie Couric is back!

“It just feels like I never left,” the former TODAY co-anchor said Monday as she returned to the anchor chair beside Matt Lauer for the first time in a decade. The pair reunited for a week-long return as Couric fills in for Savannah Guthrie, who is on maternity leave. “Welcome back to Studio 1A, January 1997, apparently?” Lauer joked at the opening of the show.  Couric, who was a TODAY co-anchor from 1991 to 2006, recalled Lauer’s very first day with her in 1997 while watching a flashback clip.