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Katie Couric/CBS Negotiation -- DEAD!

5/4/2011 3:24 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Katie Couric's negotiations with CBS to stay at the network to do a syndicated talk show are officially dead -- not gonna happen ... this according to plugged-in sources at CBS.

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Our sources say the breakdown occurred because CBS was unwilling to give Katie substantial involvement in the network's news operation.  We're told CBS honchos were willing to give Katie pieces for "60 Minutes," but nothing more -- and Katie wasn't having it.

As a result, Katie will make a clean break from CBS and will not be doing a syndicated show for the network.

We're told ABC is now the likely future home for K.C.

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rosh    

Very unlikable if you're a "sub par" feamle!! She has got a great smile combined with a wicked smile and blonde hair. I'd bang her......

1205 days ago
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rosh    

OOPS, I mean to say,

Very unlikable if you're a "sub par" female!! She has got a great smile combined with some wicked sexy eyes and blonde hair. I'd bang her for a while...... However a prenup would be OUT of the question....

1205 days ago
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Len    

Yes. Please let me know where she lands so I know to boycott that network

1205 days ago
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Lagoon    

Oh No! Now she'll be going on her tour of Weapons of Mass Destruction and Deception across America having censored Q & A sessions with the audience while disclosing her preference for young men dressed as cheerleaders and telling lame jokes about her addiction to inhaling the aerosol from used hair-spray cans.

1205 days ago
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tomm    

I hate Sarah P, but the "I can see Russia from my house" was from an SNL skit by Tina Fey.

1205 days ago
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tomm    

Katie looks like the late teen idol Jonathan Brandis from "Seaquest" in early 90's. He commited sucide when he lost his popularity.

1205 days ago
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Superman    

No news anchor is worth the money that she was getting from CBS!! And as it turns out, she didn't bring in the good ratings. So, it makes sense not to give her own show. CBS is the one that made the clean break. It's about time they brought in fresh faces and get rid of those famewhores and the old guys on the network.

1205 days ago
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Jillian    

Just go quietly in to the night Couric. No one will miss you at all.

1205 days ago
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Hecate    

Watching Crappy Couric is rather like having a colonic. You vaguely hope that you will learn something from the process which is mildly painful, rather uncomfortable and embarrassing. You are very, very glad when its over.

1205 days ago
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Rico    

I imagine that hell is being duct-taped to a metal folding chair and forced to watch Katie Couric blathering and whining on and on and on for eternity.

1205 days ago
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Q    

She made more than a Million Dollars a MONTH---a flipping month, a million plus...yet she lost one third of the viewing audience since her arrival...do you know how many innocent families were effected by her? The layoffs, cutbacks and newsroom shutdowns because of her huge salary and the subsequent loss of revenue because of declining advertising dollars. This diva cost a lot of innocent people jobs and futures...meanwhile she frolics with a boy toy her oldest daughters age with her millions. While Lara Logan was about to be raped in Egypt, she left town---this after she was pool side in Miami Beach two days before...she's been a disgrace to the entire New Industry and should be the poster child for why Million Dollar per MOnth MOuths need to be a thing of the past.

Sawyer, Williams, O'Reilly should all be outed for their selfish salaries.

1205 days ago
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Username    

She isn't worth as much as she thinks..she's only a frig'n beady eyed anchor.

It's like the today show: would they really suffer if they canned matt lauer, and saved themselves 25mil?-- I doubt it.

1205 days ago
43.

Bu    

The media is more interested in Katie then the TV watching public!

1205 days ago
44.

who dat    

Katie is getting long in the tooth to be making any demands. I don't find her that interesting. Judging by her ratings, neither does anyone else.

1205 days ago
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mary    

CBS gave her too much "say so" on the news and look where she took them. If ABC picks her up they will look forward to going backwards to third place.

1205 days ago
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