Monday, May 29, 2006

The 20 foot gold idol got nixed but not the farewell ad nauseam
Couric Leaving 'Today' After 15 Years

NEW YORK (AP) -- Millions of Americans can scarcely remember a weekday where Katie Couric wasn't a part of their morning routine. Maybe the "Today" show was on in the background when they gathered their homework for school. Later, she was there when they gulped a quick cup of coffee before work. In a few years, they'd watch TV while feeding the baby and Couric was still there - a few hairstyles later.

That comes to an end on Wednesday, Couric's last day as "Today" co-host. She'll be feted in a three-hour special edition stuffed with film clips and performances by Tony Bennett, Martina McBride and the cast of the Broadway show "Jersey Boys."

How will she be able to hold it all together?

"I haven't really thought about it and worried about it," Couric told The Associated Press. "I'll do what I've always done for 15 years and be myself. I'll react the way I react."…


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