Katie Couric Major Announcement on ‘Today’

Embattled CBS News anchor Katie Couric is is making a “major announcement” on tomorrow’s edition of NBC’s “Today” show.

Let the speculation begin.

UPDATE: Drudge: “SOURCE: NBC, CBS, and ABC jointly hosting cancer research telethon. Couric to announce on NBC’s TODAY SHOW tomorrow… Developing…”

Less interesting than many other theories, including the Katie Couric/Anderson Cooper job swap rumors, but it sounds plausible.

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  1. FireWolf says:

    Let the speculation begin.

    She’s pregnant! With twins! And they’re smurfs!

  2. Triumph says:

    McCain/Couric ’08

  3. markm says:

    Al Roker knocked her up….gotta be it….or she’s coming back to the show cause’ she couldn’t swim with the big fishes. It’s on or a tother.

  4. G.A.Phillips says:

    They have found a new drug that means sex changes are over, take two tablets in the evening become target lifestyle in the morning?

  5. Bithead says:

    Word is that CBS and NBC are getting together to do some kind of cancer fundraiser.

  6. G.A.Phillips says:

    Nope, nope, its a new Clinton defense fund, she gonna sue the poop out of Slickwilly Jr.

  7. Michael says:

    Word is that CBS and NBC are getting together to do some kind of cancer fundraiser.

    And they found that by firing Couric and donating her salary to research would actually be better for the company? Or are they simply donating Couric herself to science for drug testing?

  8. markm says:

    So is Catie donating her butt to colon cancer research??.

  9. Anderson says:

    There’s a typo in your post title, JJ.

    It reads as if “Katie Couric” were going to make a “Major Announcement.”

  10. dee says:

    Comment in violation of site policies deleted.

    Quite spamming my comments section trying to hawk your site, Dee. Commenting on other blogs is a good way to build up name recognition and traffic but you have to actually contribute something to the discussion at hand for that to work.

  11. William d'Inger says:

    It appears that hype is the only way networks can make a profit on Katie anymore. Katie hype = ratings bump. Other than that she’s a revenue drain. How many times will the major announcement tomorrow on Today work?

  12. Bithead says:

    All together, now:

    We are the world

    We are the children

    We are the ones who make a brighter day

    So let’s start giving

    (Sound of a single gun shot)


  13. Anderson says:

    Anybody following Bithead here?

  14. William d'Inger says:

    Just for the record, did Katie make an announcement this morning? If so, it hasn’t turned up in the news yet. That means it certainly couldn’t have been major. I guess it was hype for hype’s sake as I suspected from the start.

  15. James Joyner says:

    Just for the record, did Katie make an announcement this morning?

    Yes: All three of the original major networks (CBS, NBC, ABC) are joining in to raise money for cancer research.

    ABC, CBS and NBC have agreed to set aside the same hour of prime-time television on the first Friday night in September for a live, joint telethon benefiting cancer research, representatives for the networks said in interviews. Among those who encouraged the networks to put aside their competitive instincts, albeit temporarily, was Katie Couric, anchor of the “CBS Evening News,” who will appear on the fund-raiser alongside her principal rivals, Brian Williams of NBC and Charles Gibson of ABC. All three have had immediate family members die of the disease, and another principal, Jeff Zucker, the president and chief executive of NBC and Ms. Couric’s former boss, is a colon cancer survivor.

    “Major” is a relative term, I suppose.

  16. William d'Inger says:

    Thank you, James. That sounds like a laudable project. It hasn’t shown up (yet?) in the places I go to quick scan the news, i.e., Google, Yahoo, Drudge, etc.