Friday, September 20, 2019


In continuing our September theme of looking at those behind the scenes, both fictional and true, who expand the TV Universe in some way, this week we’re looking at the televersion of newswoman Katie Couric.


From Wikipedia:
Katherine Anne Couric (born January 7, 1957) is an American journalist and author. She recently served as Yahoo's Global News Anchor. Couric has been a television host on all Big Three television networks in the United States, and in her early career was an Assignment Editor for CNN. She worked for NBC News from 1989 to 2006, CBS News from 2006 to 2011, and ABC News from 2011 to 2014.

In addition to her television news roles, she hosted Katie, a syndicated daytime talk show produced by Disney–ABC Domestic Television from September 10, 2012, to June 9, 2014.

Some of her most important notable roles include co-host of Today, anchor of the CBS Evening News, and correspondent for 60 Minutes. She also reported for nearly every television news broadcast across ABC, CBS and NBC. Couric's 2011 book, The Best Advice I Ever Got: Lessons from Extraordinary Lives, was a New York Times best-seller. In 2004, Couric earned induction into the Television Hall of Fame.

For more on Katie Couric, click here.

Here are the roles which guaranteed her a place in the Television Crossover Universe:

Murphy Brown
- A Chance of Showers

Sesame Street
- Telly Builds a Tower with Two Monster Girls (1996)
- The Cave Monster Who Wanted a Pet (1998)
- Episode #31.1 (2000)

Will & Grace
- Marry Me a Little
- Marry Me a Little More (2002)

- The Sue Sylvester Shuffle

- We Live in Two Different Worlds
- When You're Tired of Breaking Other Hearts (2013)

The Colbert Report
- Katie Couric (2007)
- Amy Farrell (2011)
- Alexis Ohanian (2013)
- Same to You, Pal (2014)

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
- Criminal Stories

- Pilot

This Is Us
- Jack Pearson's Son

Murphy Brown
- A Lifetime of Achievement
(2018) .

One Day at a Time
- What Happened

(O’Bservation: This was archival footage from 9/11/2001 when she was reporting on ‘Today’ about the attack on the Twin Towers.  We didn’t get to see her; we only heard her voice.  This will be one of the qualifiers to get the ‘Today’ show into the Hall.)

Welcome to the Hall, Ms. Couric!

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