Today on Katie, the Perky One heads to Port Charles, New York for a General Hospital Extravaganza! Katie Couric was granted exclusive access to the set of the 50-year-old sudser and also nabbed herself a cameo. Watch a sneak peek after the jump!
Katie Couric is rolling out the red carpet for General Hospital's 50th Anniversary. In addition to helming ABC's 20/20 special, General Hospital - The Real Soap Dish, Couric is hosting Genie Francis, Anthony Geary, Finola Hughes, Kelly Monaco, Kin Shriner and Rick Springfield on her talk show this Thursday, April 4. READ MORE
It looks like Katie will be getting some hands on attention from Disney-ABC. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Disney-ABC has brought in Patrick Ignozzi to focus on Katie.
Reportedly, he is supposed to help the talk show walk the fine line between headline grabbing interviews and lighter segments.
The issue, say insiders, is balancing the newsy segments with the fluffier staples of daytime and Couric’s increasing discomfort with the latter. Her interviews with newsmakers (Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o, Joe Paterno's widow Sue Paterno, music mogul Clive Davis) have earned her praise and ratings. The Jan. 24 Te'o get lured nearly 3.8 million viewers, Katie's most-watched episode. READ MORE
Music industry icon Clive Davis drops by Katie today to discuss his revelation of being bisexual. The topic of Davis' sexuality is discussed in his new memoir The Soundtrack of My Life, which also details his working relationship with the late Whitney Houston.
Watch clips from today’s Katie after the jump! READ MORE
WATCH: Genie Francis Talks General Hospital Comeback and Reveals Rachel Ames' Return on 'Katie'! (VIDEO)By Jamey Giddens on February 15, 2013
Genie Francis returned to her old 3 pm EST timeslot this week for a visit with Katie Couric. The soap opera icon dished her return to General Hospital and dropped a few teasers about the secret Laura Spencer brought back to Port Charles with her.
Francis also revealed Rachel Ames will be reprising the role of Audrey Hardy, R.N. for the soap's 50th Anniversary. Watch the clip below!