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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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lisamorunning    

I will no longer refer to her as a "news person", she and all of her cronies will, for this era, be referred to as "readers". That's all they are. Sorry, no reporter status will be given to anyone that just reads what is written and handed to them. She is weak and part of the national media (soros owned). They are no longer getting the ratings, therefore, won't get paid. If you work for any of the big three (ABC, NBC and CBS) you should be concerned. We have all done our research and know who is really funding your news and aren't buying it anymore.

1206 days ago
62.

Debra    

Bring back Bonnie Hunt! She's great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1206 days ago
63.

FABIO    

She belongs on the "re-tread" pile...

1206 days ago
64.

livereater    

katie couric is so yesterday.

she is absolutely one of the worst reporters.

1206 days ago
65.

nightgeek    

Soooo...Katie will get pissed, trash a hotel, and launch the "Perky Torpedo of Boredom" tour? Just wondering.

1206 days ago
66.

TheUltraworld    

Why should it cost $millions$ to get someone to read off a teleprompter, or ask pre written & agreed upon questions?

1206 days ago
67.

Nyd    

She's just a dime a dozen liberal,Obama apologist,hack journalist who does puff pieces on Democrats, I guess even pandering to the lowest common denominator IE: Liberals didn't pay off this time.

1206 days ago
68.

Bob    

Another idiot lib bites the dust. On her first broadcast at CBS news, at the end she got up, stood in front of the desk and practically spread her middle-aged legs for everyone to gape at. That's journalism for ya!

1206 days ago
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steven katona    

nothin wrong with 60 minutes! she should do a few seasons in the trenches cause there's a rising power in the syndicate now missy. a new world order is now upon you so i'd get the work where you can and make sure you get it tripple bottom lined cause cbs has a reputation! don't mess with cbs! i heard they can be pretty cruel. so watch your back jack! try cnn or foxxx! booo yaaaaaa!

1206 days ago
70.

Catop    

She loves to play "gotcha". Why don't they give her that show where they surprise the child molesters? Seriously, I won't watch anything she's on. She simpers and she's awful. I wish she'd just go away.

1206 days ago
71.

Tracy    

ya shesna snag a spot where they cancelled our soap operas. Soap fans are gonna boycott her show.

1206 days ago
72.

Stupid People Hater    

Oh well. She's all used up anyway. She'll be the female Andy Rooney.

1206 days ago
73.

LongJohn69    

Next thing you know she'll be trying to bump Christie Brinkley out of her job with Chuck Norris as an exercise machine hawkster. Her motto will be..."Old is GOLD!"

1206 days ago
74.

Gale Latkovic    

I do not like Katie Couric.. i will not watch her no matter what station she goes too. I never watched her on Today and I will not watch her on CBS, I promise I will not watch her on ABC either.... ANd ABC: The world has enough talk shows that are useless information being generated and discussed. Dr. OZ and the Doctors are the only shows that give out real information someone can actually use. But do any of us ever DVR them for pure entertainment? NOPE! And we never will!
ABC you are messing with daytime TV and that is just not smart. Just because Oprah is leaving you think it is wise to change your daytime scheduling? Used to be ABC at 4 pm had a movie of the week until the 6:00 news.. instead we have the 5:00 news and the 6:00 News. OVERKILL!
I will promise you this ABC... soap fans enjoy the ongoing STORY.. all you will be doing to letting GO of all your ABC soap watchers! They will all go watch the Young and the Restless and Days of Our Lives instead. WHY? Because they LOVE the STORY!!!!!! You will not have those same people running home to watch your cooking or talk shows. STOP ABC and think about it!
I know people would rather go out and live life than watch cooking shows and talk shows all day on ABC... If I want cooking shows I go to the experts: Food Network.... mess with the Soaps on ABC will be in a downward spiral....... you WILL Loss all of your watchers..
NBC and CBS here we come!

1206 days ago
75.

enbe    

Still say she would have been great as one of Charlie Sheen's take homes; it's a CBS Show and would it pull ratings!

1205 days ago
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