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2006-04-06 17:55:16

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Meredith Vieira, the free-wheeling veteran newswoman on ABC's daytime TV chat show "The View," will replace Katie Couric as co-host of the nation's top morning show, NBC's "Today," the network said on Thursday. Official word of the move came a day after Couric announced she would leave "Today" after 15 years on that show and assume the anchor chair in September on the third-ranked but growing "CBS Evening News." "I'm very honored that NBC has...

2006-04-06 17:51:38

By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Meredith Vieira, the free-wheeling veteran newswoman on ABC's daytime TV chat show "The View," will replace Katie Couric as co-host of the nation's top morning show, NBC's "Today," the network said on Thursday. Official word of the move came a day after Couric announced she would leave "Today" after 15 years on that show and assume the anchor chair in September on the third-ranked but growing "CBS Evening News." "I'm very honored that NBC has...

2006-04-06 11:56:01

NEW YORK (Reuters) - ABC talk show host Meredith Vieira will replace Katie Couric as co-host of NBC's "Today" show, the nation's leading morning program, NBC said on Thursday. The NBC announcement came a day after Couric announced her plans to leave "Today" and shortly after Vieira revealed the news on her program, "The View." Vieira will move to "Today" in September when Couric takes over as sole anchor of the "CBS Evening News." "I'm very honored that NBC has asked me to co-host...

2006-04-06 01:10:28

By Paul J. Gough NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - The worst-kept secret in the media industry broke in technicolor Wednesday, with Katie Couric telling NBC viewers she will leave "Today" next month to join "CBS Evening News" as anchor/managing editor. "After listening to my heart and my gut, two things that have served me pretty well in the past, I've decided I will be leaving 'Today' at the end of May," Couric said. "It was a really difficult decision." Couric, 49, will continue...

2006-04-06 00:46:58

By Paul J. Gough NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - The worst-kept secret in the media industry broke in technicolor Wednesday, with Katie Couric telling NBC viewers she will leave "Today" next month to join "CBS Evening News" as anchor/managing editor. "After listening to my heart and my gut, two things that have served me pretty well in the past, I've decided I will be leaving 'Today' at the end of May," Couric said. "It was a really difficult decision." Couric, 49, will continue...

2006-04-05 20:29:36

By Steve Gorman and Michele Gershberg LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - CBS News may have hired a media star in Katie Couric, but experts said on Wednesday it will take more than celebrity and a fresh face to revive the once-indispensable network evening newscast. Couric, 49, long the darling of American morning television as co-host of the "Today" show for 15 years, is likely to bring at least a short-term ratings boost to the "CBS Evening News" due mostly to the tremendous buzz...

2006-04-05 20:20:33

By Paul J. Gough NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - Now that Katie Couric has announced her historic decision to join CBS News, NBC is faced with a big decision of its own: how to chart the future of "Today." Despite reports that a deal with "The View" co-host (and former CBS News veteran) Meredith Vieira was imminent, NBC News executives stressed that they weren't going to make an announcement about a co-host Wednesday. Nor would they talk about the future of "Today" publicly,...

2006-04-05 14:01:28

By Daniel Trotta NEW YORK (Reuters) - "Today" show host Katie Couric announced her departure from NBC on Wednesday to join rival CBS News and become the first sole woman anchor of a major U.S. network evening newscast. Couric, 49, told her "Today" audience she was leaving at the end of May, after 15 years in which she helped win the morning ratings war and generate about $600 million in revenue annually for NBC, a unit of General Electric Co.. She is one of the highest-paid figures...

2006-04-05 09:11:10

By Daniel Trotta NEW YORK (Reuters) - "Today" show host Katie Couric announced her departure from NBC on Wednesday to join rival CBS, where she was to become the first sole woman anchor of a major U.S. network evening newscast. Couric told her "Today" audience she was leaving at the end of May after 15 years, longer than any other anchor of the 54-year-old morning show, to join the CBS "Evening News" and "60 Minutes." CBS News said in an article on its Web site Couric would anchor...

2006-04-05 09:08:23

By Daniel Trotta NEW YORK (Reuters) - "Today" show host Katie Couric announced her departure from NBC on Wednesday to join rival CBS, where she was to become the first sole woman anchor of a major U.S. network evening newscast. Couric told her "Today" audience she was leaving at the end of May after 15 years, longer than any other anchor of the 54-year-old morning show, to join the CBS "Evening News" and "60 Minutes." CBS News said in an article on its Web site Couric would anchor...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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