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Published September 10 2012

Katie Couric’s new talk show won’t air on local TV stations

FARGO – Katie Couric’s anticipated new daytime talk show, “Katie,” premiered today, but it wasn’t be seen by local viewers.

None of the major local network stations – ABC-affiliate WDAY-TV, NBC-affiliate KVLY-TV and CBS-affiliate KXJB-TV – will carry the show. The program is syndicated, which means it doesn’t belong to a single network.

Sue Eider, televisions operation manager at WDAY, said the network won’t carry “Katie” because it was unable to reach an agreement with the show’s syndicator.

KVLY and KXJB, meanwhile, were unable to find a free slot during daytime programing to carry Couric’s show, according to Operations Manager Sean Kelly.

Jessica Simpson and Sheryl Crow were Couric’s guests on today’s show. Videos and other interactive content from “Katie” will be available on Couric’s website, www.katiecouric.com.

WDAY is owned by Forum Communications, and both KVLY and KXJB are owned by Dallas-based Hoak Media.