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Katie Couric, Brian Williams, and Charlie Gibson Walk Into a TV Studio …

So after all the chatter about what Katie Couric's big announcement on this morning's Today show would be, and the revelation that she and NBC's Brian Williams and ABC's Charlie Gibson would be announcing a joint one-hour cancer telethon, here's the big reveal. And yes, Katie's legs are on display.

So was it hard to get the competing networks to work together on this? Of course not!, says Katie: "It was wonderfully easy, really. I think the opportunity to do something for the greater good, to set aside our competitive differences, to raise money and awareness for something that affects all of us … I think everyone said, 'Yeah, let's do it.'"

The only question that needed sorting out, then, was which network's morning show would get to make the big announcement. Guess that decision was made from a ratings standpoint.

May 28, 2008 · posted by david · Link · 2 Responses
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    No. 1 Rebecca says:

    They were on CBS's The Early Show at about 7:15 this morning. I'm guessing they also made it to GMA on ABC.

    Posted: May 28, 2008 at 10:55 am
    No. 2 Shirley says:

    Looks like Charlie Gibson was very unhappy to be there. I think being on the #1 show must've been gut wrenching for him.
    He couldnt stay away from taking a jab at NBC with the food comment and plugging GMA. As if any of the viewers get to taste the food there.
    I've lost my respect for him.

    Posted: May 28, 2008 at 1:09 pm
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