January 23, 2009

Katie Couric set for Grammys special

Justin Timberlake, Lil' Wayne, Katy Perry and Taylor Swift are among those scheduled to appear on Katie Couric's 'All Access' Grammy Special, CBS said Friday.

Grammy nominees Jonas Brothers, Carrie Underwood, Metallica and Ne-Yo are also slated to drop by for the program, which is to air Feb. 4, the network said.

Couric has an innate ability for getting people to reveal themselves in a uniquely intimate way, executive producer Susan Zirinsky said in a statement. This broadcast highlights her talent and showcases a new side of these celebrated artists like Justin Timberlake.

All Access kicks off CBS's road to the The 51st annual Grammy Awards, which is to be broadcast live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles Feb. 8 on CBS.

Lil' Wayne, Katy Perry and Carrie Underwood are among the artists performing at the music industry's premiere event. Other performers include Jennifer Hudson, Coldplay, Jonas Brothers and Kenny Chesney.