Katie Couric at Hamilton Square!
Couric Shoots Promo for New Talk Show “Katie” in Jersey City
By Sharyn Jackson • Aug 2nd, 2012 • Category: Arts, Featured, News
It seems that even when she’s off the clock, Katie Couric can’t help but dispense useful advice.
The erstwhile “Today” and “CBS Evening News” host and griller of Sarah Palin, Couric came to Jersey City July 13 and 14 to film a “promo spot” for her new daytime talker, “Katie.” And between scenes, she found time to pass along sun safety tips to at least one local.
Pat Devaney, coordinator for the Hamilton Park Summer Basketball League, spotted Couric behind one of the baskets as he was setting up for practice. He and his coworker, Regina Terriogo, asked for a photo with Couric, and about 20 minutes later, the TV journalist came over and introduced herself. Devaney remembers being surprised by what Couric said next. “All of a sudden she points at my face and says, ‘You know, Pat. You’ve been in the sun too long. You need sunblock.’”
“Katie” is an hour-long live show that will include interviews with stars and segments about pop culture, aging, fashion and sex. Sheryl Crow provides the theme song, titled “This Day.”
Hamilton Park was chosen for the spot because it offered several things the crew needed in close proximity, according to Paul Siverman, developer of Hamilton Square: a park, yoga studio, crossing guard and place large enough to feed the dozens of people involved in filming (St. Michael’s Church). Silverman says the production manager was familiar with the park, having filmed there a few years earlier. He was told the crew also filmed at Newport Mall.
“Katie was delightful. So approachable, great sense of humor and she just had time to talk to everybody,” he says.
Read more: http://www.jerseycityindependent.com/2012/08/02/katie-couric-shoots-promo-for-new-talk-show-katie-in-jersey-city/