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Couric Leaves CBS For Daytime Talk Show

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After CBS Evening News anchor Katie Couric lost her husband, Jay Monahan, to colon cancer in 1998, she became a vocal advocate in the battle against the deadly disease. She is a co-founder for the public awareness initiative Stand Up To Cancer. (credit: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

After CBS Evening News anchor Katie Couric lost her husband, Jay Monahan, to colon cancer in 1998, she became a vocal advocate in the battle against the deadly disease. She is a co-founder for the public awareness initiative Stand Up To Cancer. (credit: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (AP) — Katie Couric has done morning TV, the evening news and will now enter the world of daytime talk in the post-Oprah Winfrey era.

ABC announced Monday a multiyear deal with Couric to produce the talk show, set to bow in September 2012. She will also do some work for ABC News in the interim.

Couric had talked with all the major players in the syndication market. But by the time she signed off last month after five years as the “CBS Evening News” anchor, ABC had outlasted the other suitors.

ABC’s bet is that with Winfrey ending a talk show that dominated the marketplace, viewers might seek something new. Couric is the biggest available name out there.

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