"CBS Evening News" anchor Katie Couric jokes around with "Extra" about who she rocks out to on her personal iPod. She enjoys Shakira and Charo ... wait! Like, cuchi-cuchi Charo?!
"Today Show" host Matt Lauer hopped a flight to the Alaskan tundra to sit down with Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin. The morning host grilled the Gov. about McCain, Obama and her alleged overspending.
Palin confessed she was a little perturbed during her interview with Katie Couric, saying, "I'm sure some of my impatience showed through." She told Matt she was a little annoyed by some of Couric's questions, like, "'What do you read up there in Alaska?' To me that was a little bit annoying 'cause, I'm like, what do you mean what do I read in Alaska? I read the same things that you guys read in New York, and there in L.A."
Palin would not divulge her plans for the future. Palin assumed the office Governor in 2006 and has the position for a 4-year term.
He has interviewed everyone from Sen. Hillary Clinton to Tom Cruise, even Princes William and Harry. Matt Lauer replaced Bryant Gumbel as co-host of the "Today Show" eleven years ago, and now has secured his place in TV history -- with induction to the "Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame."
It was Matt's night, but he took the time to praise friend and former "Today" co-host Katie Couric for her one-on-one with Gov. Sarah Palin. "The interview exposed and reminded us all of Katie's great strengths as an interviewer. I thought she did a remarkable job." Matt also enjoyed Palin's stint on "Saturday Night Live." He told "Extra's" A.J. Calloway, "It was very funny!"
When Lauer isn't interviewing the big names, he spends his time with his wife, model Annette Roque Lauer and their three children; Jack, Romy and Thijs.
David Letterman let loose on John McCain after he suspended his campaign -- and pulled out of a scheduled appearance on "The Late Show!"
"This just doesn't smell right," Letterman declared. "Somebody's putting something in his Metamucil... I have nothing but the highest regard for this man, but when you call up at the last minute and you cancel a show... that makes me think, well, maybe there'll be other things down the road if he's in the White House... he might just suspend being president!"
The comic riffed about the cancellation, saying, "John McCain had to cancel an appearance on the show because he is suspending his campaign because the economy is exploding." He also took a light jab, saying, "You know John McCain, the running mate of Sarah Palin?"
Then, Dave got miffed after hearing McCain bailed on him to sit down with CBS anchor Katie Couric. The funnyman then cut to live video of Couric's interview with McCain, and said, "Hey Senator, can I give you a ride home?"
Today, GOP camp spokeswoman Nicole Wallace stated on NBC's "Today Show" that the campaign "felt this wasn't a night for comedy." She added, "We deeply regret offending Mr. Letterman, but our candidate's priority at this moment is to focus on this crisis."
McCain says he bailed on Letterman to tend to the country's economic crisis -- leaving Dave with a crisis of his own. Do you think the Senator, a 12-time visitor to the show, should return?
A healthy-looking Patrick Swayze surprised millions of viewers when he opened the "Stand Up to Cancer" televised fundraiser last Friday. He bravely took the stage and discussed his pancreatic cancer, inspiring others to "Stand Up to Cancer."
And the viewers listened. Thanks to the star-studded event, $100 million is now going to cancer research. News anchor Katie Couric helped create the event -- honoring her late husband and sister, who both died from the disease. "Just because you're famous doesn't mean you're not affected," Couric told "Extra."
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CBS anchor Katie Couric is excited to participate in tomorrow's unprecedented "Stand Up to Cancer" telethon -- and she's sharing with "Extra" why the cause is so close to her heart.
Couric bravely details the loss of husband Jay Monahan to colon cancer. "For nine months when Jay was sick, I felt like my heart was in a vice every single day," said Katie. "Nothing really prepares you for a life-shattering diagnosis like that."
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Katie Couric is returning to the "Today Show" for the first time in two years -- and she, along with ABC anchor Charles Gibson and NBC anchor Brian Williams -- is announcing a groundbreaking, all-networks cancer research fundraiser scheduled for September. Couric holds the cause close to her heart - she lost both her husband and sister to cancer.
"Stand Up to Cancer" will include a slew of star appeals and musical appearances -- including breast cancer survivor Melissa Etheridge, who today broke the news that she would appear on the show. "I hope I'll be performing 'I Run for Life,' which is my cancer song," says Melissa.
Now "Extra" is backstage with the anchors, as Katie and Charles joke around with each other. "We can't stand each other," says Gibson, to which Couric replied, "That's not true, don't say that! They'll pick that up and it'll go everywhere -- don't you know how modern media works?"
Joking aside, producer Laura Ziskin promises an evening to remember. "Imagine that you can do a television show that you could save one life with," said Ziskin, adding, "We will save many lives."