Couric Interviews Royal Princes For Queen's Jubilee
Katie Couric’s deal to work on projects with ABC News involves a significant “get” later this month with an exclusive interview with Prince William and his brother --part of coverage of Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee. Tapping into the American fascination with the British royals, Couric will host two prime-time broadcasts about the Queen’s milestone.
Couric has an arrangement that involves ABC News and her coming daytime show backed by ABC parent Disney.
The interview with Prince William and Prince Harry will include thoughts from William about his deceased mother, Princess Diana, and his 2011 wedding, ABC said.
"Good Morning America," which has landed some notable ratings victories over NBC’s “Today,” will air live from London in June as the Jubilee celebration unfolds. ABC’s online partnership with Yahoo will also offer coverage.
"The Real Queen: By Her Own Royal Family with Katie Couric" on May 29 will be a two-hour special of “20/20.
"Concert for The Queen: A Diamond Jubilee Celebration with Katie Couric" airs June 5 as a two-hour special. ABC has exclusive U.S. rights to the concert with performers such as Elton John and Paul McCartney.
Couric’s anticipated daytime show, which reunites her with former “Today” show producer Jeff Zucker, kicks off Sept. 10.