September 10, 2012 – The Daytime Talk Show Katie Premieres on ABC
“I still have this insatiable curiosity and this need to understand the world around me. I hope that that will translate to and appeal to the audience.”
On September 10, 2012, the daytime talk show Katie premiered in syndication on ABC. The show was hosted by former ABC correspondent Katie Couric, who used the show to talk about a variety of issues, which Couric described as “…the news and issues that I think people care about, whether it’s bullying or the effect technology has on our kids.” ABC affiliates were encouraged to air the program at 3pm EST. Although the show was the number one new syndicated talk show of the 2012-2013 season, ABC and Couric mutually decided to cancel the show on December 19, 2013, with the last episode premiering on July 30, 2014.