'Katie' Celebrates the Season With a Surprise Holiday Giveaway Show Full of Amazing Gifts

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December 18th, 2012

via press release:





Katie Couric Brings Holiday Cheer to Victims of Hurricane Sandy

In a Special Holiday Show All About Giving Back


Katie Couric is making holiday wishes come true for some of the people who need it most this year. For the episode of the syndicated daytime talk show airing WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19, the “Katie” studio audience will be filled with women from some of the communities that were hit hardest by Hurricane Sandy (check local listings or www.katiecouric.com). Audience members arrived under the impression they were attending a show about starting over in the New Year, only to have Couric surprise them with a holiday giveaway! Click here for a preview of the show.



Assisted by friends including Carson Kressley, Idina Menzel, Kathy Najimy, “Sesame Street” character Abby Cadabby and the Radio City Rockettes, Couric will unveil gifts ranging from the practical (spot cleaner! computer!) to the personal (pajamas! jewelry!) and, at the end of the show, will have an extra special surprise for audience members and their families.


With the show’s emphasis on giving back, Couric will also share the story of a Boys & Girls Club in Hoboken, New Jersey that was almost destroyed by the storm. Four feet of water and gasoline threated to close the center, an important afterschool refuge for hundreds of kids, so Couric enlisted the help of Lowe’s and HGTV/DIY Network hosts Genevieve Gorder and Steve Fanuka to bring the Club back to life. Viewers will see the amazing transformation that the team worked around the clock to bring to these lucky boys and girls, some of whom will stop by the “Katie” studio during the show.


Katie Couric is an award-winning journalist, best-selling author and popular TV personality. In addition to hosting the nationally syndicated program “Katie,” Couric is also a member of the ABC News team. “Katie” is executive-produced by Katie Couric and Jeff Zucker and is distributed by Disney-ABC Domestic Television.




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  • Ralph Hahn

    Radio started going down the hill in the mid to late 1970s when they had to give away prizes to gain listeners. Too much clutter “Jack from Staten Island: WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE RADIO STATION?” Now, it’s Katie’s turn.

  • bloodboxing

    UGH I hate Katie with a passion.

  • TeeVeeViewer

    Is this trainwreck still on the air??? “Katie” has as much entertaintment value as an enema and Couric is half as enjoyable.

  • Ryan

    Katie’s a great interviewer and frankly her show is great. Wish her nothing but the best with her show. People need to get over that soaps are dying. Hopefully somebody they will make a comeback.

  • primetime blabber

    now she has came down to bribe people into watching her crappy show….Ryan soaps are not dying, there just is too many soap haters who want us to giveup scripted tv for stupid reality shows….reality shows are the one’s that are dying, just look at American Idol- Randy Jackson is the only one remaining judge, look at America’s Got Talent- no remaining judges, they went through three different hosts and they too do not have the same judges, look at Survivor- bringing back returning players over and over again…..if reality shows aren’t hurting, then why have all these returning players, and new judges? People need to get over the fact that reality shows is not what we viewers want….we want our scripted shows…..reality shows are just repeats in every episode….and Hatie’s show is not that great, people who think Hatie is a success is in denial that her show is completely garbage….

  • Linda Thompson

    I wish the major networks would give away products made in the USA…And, we must be very careful of what those products are…I have heard that if you look inside the bag, Coach purses are made in China…no longer made in the USA. You know the stories out there…if everyone spent $60 on USA products this Christmas that would greatly improve out national employment, etc….Can’t you help that out in a much larger way?

  • Sharon Dangler

    I love her smile and easy going spirit. I think Katie is a survivor and an elegant lady.

  • linda banks

    was looking where to sign up for wed give aways could not find it no one is home to help me see where it is sorry merry christmas would like to sign up i am leaglly blind sorry to bother you

  • trudy snead

    I tried to find viewers Holiday gift on line and could not find it.

    Thank you,
    Trudy Hope you can help me.

  • gerry

    I need help to sign up.

  • holli1045

    Katie is great, so what if she is a nice person to is that such a bad thing
    wow what has happen to people.

  • Jesse Blair

    Katie, I love ur show. U have gr8t guests & r a lot of fun. Always Happy. I am watching The Holiday Cheer Giveaway Show right now. I would love to receive Ur Holiday gifts. My boyfriend (We r n r 50’s) broke off r relationship on the December 15th! He lead me to blieve we were going 2 marry someday. Imagine how shocked I was to have him break our relationship off, especially right before Christmas, All The Holidays, & our Anniversary. Topping it off he did it over the phone. I had all the gifts bought for his family. Some I can return some I gave away. I’m hopeing I could win some needed Cheer during the Holidays. I will be ok. I am a stronge women & I will survive. It just wasnt in Gods plan. Happy Holidays!God Bless & Thank You, Ms Jesse




  • Dawn

    I cannot find out where to sign in for online gifts. help

  • anna foreman

    katie i really love your show i watch it everyday.

  • Kelli

    Love your show! You always make me laugh.



  • anna foreman

    i can’t find where to enter for the tv show giveaway.

  • Shelia

    Awesome show, wishing you all the best. Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year!

  • julie kemeling

    katie what you did for the storm victims was the nicest thing i watch you everyday since the first day and i love your show. i’m trying to win the prizes you gave away and i cant get into it i dont have a chance if i cant register i really want to win i never win anything and my birthday is friday the 21st. and i never get to celebrate my birthday cause of christmas 4 days away i’d sure love for you to pick me to make up for all those presentless years

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