Samantha Bee (Full Frontal with Samantha Bee) is the only woman in America with her own late-night television show. “It’s really liberating,” she told us. “I don’t find it scary at all.” She discusses the outrage she summons in order to do her job, how her three young kids prevent her from overthinking things, and her dozen years as a correspondent for The Daily Show. Plus, she swears she wasn’t a class clown growing up.

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I spoke with Khizr and Ghazala Khan about their son’s legacy and the impact of Mr. Khan’s stirring speech at the Democratic National Convention.

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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.


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Thomas L. Friedman has been writing Op-Eds in the New York Times for 21 years and he still sees column ideas everywhere. He joins Katie to discuss our autumn of discontent and the profound sense of “stuckness” he believes many Americans feel. They talk about globalization, the election, and the increasingly blurred line between politics and entertainment. Plus, was NAFTA a good or a bad thing?

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Vice presidential candidates can make or break a campaign. Remember Sarah Palin? So do Katie and Brian. That sets the stage for today’s interview with Libertarian vice presidential candidate William ‘Bill’ Weld. He is one of the great characters in American politics. The former governor of Massachusetts discusses his long-shot race for the White House and his lengthy career — which he began working alongside Hillary Rodham Clinton. Governor Weld also talks about the strengths of his running mate, Governor Gary Johnson, addresses the campaign’s gaffes, and shares why he’s not swayed by criticism that his ticket could swing the presidential election.

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Bob Woodward and Tina Brown are two living legends in the world of journalism. As an investigative journalist at The Washington Post, Woodward, alongside reporter Carl Bernstein, helped break the Watergate scandal that eventually sunk Richard Nixon. Tina Brown’s career has been no less storied. She’s edited Vanity Fair and The New Yorker, created The Daily Beast and written the best-selling book, The Diana Chronicles.

They chat with Katie and Brian about this historic election cycle, if we’re living in a post-factual political landscape, and if news outlets have been balanced when covering Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

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Katie Couric brings her warmth, wit, and wisdom to Unqualified this week. She and Anna delve into gender politics issues in journalism and Hollywood, and discuss Katie’s work on a thought-provoking new documentary about gender identity. The conversation gets even more personal when Anna, Katie, and Sim discuss their experiences with internet trolls and cyber bullying. And you might be surprised about what Katie thinks are dating dealbreakers! The gang also plays a game called “Rapper or Politician?” and Katie teaches Anna a “valley girl” cheer (as well as correct Hebrew pronunciation).


In one of the biggest drama buys for CBS this season, the network has given a put pilot commitment to a character-based procedural from writer Jenny Lumet (Rachel Getting Married) and producers Katie Couric, David Marshall Grant (Brothers & Sisters), Alex Kurtzman and Heather Kadin. CBS TV Studios, where Kurtzman’s new company Secret Hideout is under an overall deal, is the studio.

Photo credit to Andrew Eccles.

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NatGeo announced that the channel and National Geographic Studios will partner with Katie Couric Media to produce a two-hour documentary with the working title “Gender Revolution,” an in-depth look at the role of genetics, brain chemistry and modern culture on gender fluidity.  The doc will premiere on the National Geographic Channel globally in 171 countries and 45 languages, timed to the January 2017 Gender issue of National Geographic Magazine. (Photo credit Andrew Eccles)


Early on when Katie Couric was hosting the Today show, she was married to a lawyer named Jay Monahan. They had two daughters together. In 1998, Jay died of colon cancer, and Katie suddenly became a single parent.