'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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  • kimberly

    your generousity is amazing!!!! would luvto enter the giveaway you inspire me to pay it forward

  • Helen Cataudella

    Hi Katie, Your shiw is very entertaining and you look exactly the same for years good genes right? Anyway saw your show today as I usually do and it was truly exciting wish I had been there. This year I feel like scrouge and I sure can use a couple of them to give to children and grand children. T^o sum it up keep up the good work—–Love Ya and Happy Holidays———————–Helen—————————


    katie,was thrilled to get tickets for the Hugh Jackman shows. That was my 70th birthday so you made it a very special day. Thanks for having your picture taken with me, i was thrilled and showed it to all my friends.Love your show and your beautiful smile. Have a great holiday with your daughters.P.S. My 3 friends who came to the show with me have a photo on the internet with Hugh. WOW!!!!


    Katie, Thanks for the tickets to your show, with Hugh jackman. It was my 70th birthday,so it was a very special day.After telling you it was my birthday and we came from Wi. you agreed to have your picture taken with me. THANK YOU, what a thrill. I love your show and your beautiful smile.My friends and i are in a photo with Hugh on the internet.When he came in the audience we were sitting behind him, right in the camera’s eye.WOW!!!what a thrill.Enjoy the holidays with your daughters.

  • Louann

    Merry Christmas To you & your Family & to your Great Show.

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