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Katie Couric to launch new Web show for Yahoo, ABC

Wednesday - 4/25/2012, 4:03pm  ET

By JAKE COYLE
AP Entertainment Writer

NEW YORK (AP) - Katie Couric is launching a weekly Web series for Yahoo News and ABC News about health and lifestyle issues.

The series, "Katie's Take," will premiere Tuesday on Yahoo. Yahoo Inc. formally unveiled the show Wednesday at a presentation to advertisers in New York.

Couric left the anchor chair of the "CBS Evening News" last year. She is currently a special correspondent for ABC News. She is launching a syndicated talk show, "Katie," this September.

In a statement, Couric said she is "happy to have found a place in the digital world where I can cut through fads and trends."

Yahoo and ABC last year partnered to share content, with articles from Yahoo News appearing on ABC News' website, and video from ABC News going to the Internet portal.

Yahoo also announced several more original online series in its continuing push to offer hours of premium video content. Matthew Weaver and Chris D'Arienzo, the creators of the musical "Rock of Ages," are developing a musical comedy with a working title of "Dancing With Myself."

The company is also developing a talk show with Jeff Goldblum planned for July, a series titled "Stunt Nation" with host Sal Masekela and four other shows targeted at male audiences. Yahoo's most highly anticipated series, the animated sci-fi "Electric City," produced by Tom Hanks, is to debut later this year.


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