Katie Couric – Going There

Katie Couric - Going There

In her many years as a TV journalist, Katie Couric had to work harder to obtain her success and break that glass ceiling. She did it, but she had to constantly brush away the millions of broken shards of glass from her shoulders.

It was a long climb to shatter that glass ceiling, and it’s recounted in detail in her engrossing memoir Going There, which is now available in paperback.

Katie, with a mix of her trademark spunk and dedication to get the story told properly, gives her fans and admirers a memoir that ranks up there with similar-type tomes Audition by Barbara Walters and …And So It Goes by Linda Ellerbe. It traces the entire arc of her journalistic career from her beginnings in Washington, D.C., to the Today Show, to anchor of the CBS Evening News, to her syndicated talk show, to her news show on Yahoo.

Katie Couric – Going There

This is the story of Katie’s road to success, which includes her landmark interviews with George and Barbara Bush and Sarah Palin, to name a few; however, this was more like an uphill struggle.

And speaking of uphill struggles, two story arcs  dominate the book which involve two men in her life: her late husband Jay Monahan and former Today Show co-host Matt Lauer.

For the first time, readers get a first-hand account of the painful and agonizing period in 1997-98 when Katie stood by Jay as he unsuccessfully battled colon cancer, which claimed his life at the young age of 42. The rounds of treatments, the countless diagnoses, the blind hope in the face of imminent mortality, and how the ordeal affected their daughters emotionally are all covered in heart-wrenching detail.

As for Matt Lauer, who was at Katie’s side at the Today Show for 10 years, he was like a good friend in need, when the they were not on the air. When Matt was fired in November of 2017 because of allegations of sexual misconduct during his time with Today, Katie agonized over how to deal with this scandal that kept getting uglier and uglier with each new allegation that was revealed. Eventually, she made her choice, but it was a very difficult one that had long lasting repercussions in their professional and personal friendship.

When you read Going There, you can’t help but develop a tremendous of respect for Katie Couric, and the brave, dauntless way she handled everything that was thrown at her with a degree of patience, rationality and dignity.

After all she has been through, you can’t blame Katie for continuing to display her trademark wide smile.

Stuart Nulman
By: Stuart Nulman – info@mtltimes.ca

Other articles from mtltimes.ca – totimes.ca – otttimes.ca

Caerula Mar Club a new standard in paradise – South Andros Bahamas


Hottest bikini’s for 2022 – SHAN Collection from Montreal

Is it possible to get an A for a 5-paragraph essay assignment in 1 hour? We can safely say yes, a student can get an A+ mark if he turns to EduJungles

champion Kim Clavel

champion Kim Clavel Challenges for second World Title in December

There could be an exciting end to the year for Canadian  boxing fans. December 1 sees the WBC light flyweight champion Kim Clavel in action at the Place Bell in Laval. Her opponent is the WBC Super world light flyweight title holder Jessica Niery Plata. Sports betting experts of NJ.Bet wonder whether the undefeated Clavel

Canada world cup

Can Canada make it out of their World Cup Group?

For the first time in 36 years Canada have qualified for the World Cup finals. Are they going to be in Qatar just to make up the numbers or could they reach the knockout stages? Their previous time in the World Cup finals didn’t go that well. Three matches were played against the Soviet Union

engagement on Instagram

How to use Instagram story views to bring your account to life

Many individuals and business entities have learned the value of Instagram for marketing and promotional purposes. They have discovered that this particular social media form can be a way for them to get word of their projects and products to IG users who might wish to buy them or otherwise interact with them. To use

Harry and Meghan

Harry and Meghan Netflix series official date announcement and trailer

In an unprecedented and in-depth documentary series, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex share the other side of their high-profile love story. Across six episodes, the series explores the clandestine days of their early courtship and the challenges that led to them feeling forced to step back from their full-time roles in the institution. With

Amazon FBA

Amazon FBA advantages and disadvantages

In recent years, most of the people are finding their own ways to begin the business and start to make money. On the other side, some of the people are struggling to find the way and make money in a quick time. However, you can also witness the people that they are trying to sell

Yule Season Contest from Earth to Body

Yule Season Contest from Earth to Body

Yule Season Contest from Earth to Body Visit them at the shop December 2nd, 3rd, 6th or 7th , make a purchase over 40$ and you will be automatically entered to win! **All orders over $40.00 before taxes are eligible** The Prize Earth to Body will select 2 lucky customers at random. Each will win:

Mtltimes Subscription

The latest on what’s moving Montreal and the world – delivered straight to your inbox