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

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December 18th, 2012

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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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  • Carole

    I love the show!! I see a whole other side to your personality on your new show!! Your kindness and generousity really have the opportunity to be expressed on your new show. Keep up the good work. I will continue to watch every day, and may I say Merry Christmas and a very Happy New year to you and your family!!! God Bless you all.

  • Brenda Lee Bass

    Hi Dear sweet katie I love your show today… But I do need your help for the boys & girs culb,the g on the wall is not right it gos the other way on the wall… Thank you for your sweet show.


    Brenda Lee Bass ;)

  • marcy winn


    I try toput infomation for you your giveway put eveytime Iput it in it comes up eror Ijust had sugery yeterday and Ican not stay on the computer is there any other way I can put my name down thakyou

  • CarmenMills

    i cannot find where to enter for the show give aways

  • Sharon

    Katie what a great show today the women in the audience needed this pick me up after everything they have been through it was nice to see them smiling. I’m unable to find where to enter for the show;s giveaway. Merry Christmas and a Healthy Happy New Year

  • dominique mclemore

    i cnt c where to enter in the xmas giveaway

  • Carolyn Sutton

    Katie, I have admired you since you first came on as a morning anchor on the today show. I now watch your show on a day-to-day basis. I really enjoy your guest and you as a host….your questions during your interviews are very thought provoking.

    Thank you for your showing the world that you care and are making a difference for the storm victims. ” Love is What It does! I can’t imagine going through as storm as intense as that one was. I grew up in Brooklyn New York and never experience anything like storm Sandy. The closet thing to that was the black out in the 60’s. I would like to win the prizes you gave away but don’t know how to register to be givin the opportunity to win.

  • dominique mclemore

    Great show i love it Merry xmas!!

  • sherry Hankins

    Katie you are awsome and such a caring person! Love your show:) Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

  • bridget mchenry

    I enjoy your show i alway miss the frist half but the last week i have not my son and i set in the hosp. waching you patrick said Wow i wish i was there . thank for all the great show you do

  • Gloria Burrows

    I also could not find the place to sign up for the Wednesday give aways. Need help.

  • judy

    I have loved Katie since she was on the
    Today show, she has always been very good at everything she does. I especially love her on her new show. She is very entertaining. I also wanted to register for the giveaway show. Thanks, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  • Carolyn Tyree

    Katie, I love your show and all your guests. This is the time to remember all those who were affected in Hurrican Sandy and also the children whose lives were lost in Connecticut. I have never been through a terrible time as these were, but I know if I was, all the wonderful people in USA would embrace me as they have done in these situations. I Love you Katie, keep doing all that you do for people.

  • Clara DeSantis

    I could not figure out how to enter for the giveaways. I really enjoy your show every chance I get. Merry Christmas & Happy & Healthy New Year to you and your family & staff! My Birthday is the Dec 20th & I get forgotten also when it comes to my Birthday so close to Christmas. Also my Mom is going to B 93 years young on Dec 27th this year. Her name is Stella. I am her Baby & I am 51. It would be a very nice surprise for both of us. We will share! Thank You for your great shows.

  • Carolyn Tyree

    Katie, I really enjoy your show and appreciate all you are doing for the storm victims. I think of these folks every day and also the children who lost their lives recently. I know I don’t deserve anything from you but I would love a little something. I admire you energy in all this.

  • kathy mcmunn

    I like to enter the giveaway and share them.

  • Jimmy Taylor

    love your show we watch it everyday how do you sign in for the give away

  • Janet Shave

    I think Katie is great. The Today Show has not been the same without her! What is wrong with giving gifts to these people who went through so much?

  • simone johnson

    I LOVE the show! I look forward to watching it daily. There is mostly crap on t.v.now a days. I also can not find out where the info is to enter in the give aways

  • Clara DeSantis

    there is a server overload. That is what keeps coming up when I think I finally found out how to put my chance in for the giveaways!!!!!!! lol.
    Everybody is trying all at once. lol!

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