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Katie Couric to guest co-host episode of 'The View'

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Katie Couric will guest co-host an episode of The View next month.

Couric will join the ABC daytime show during its final week of season 14 on Wednesday, August 3, marking her first appearance as a guest co-host.

ABC announced in June that Couric had signed a multi-year, multi-platform deal with Disney/ABC Television Group, which includes hosting and producing a daily one-hour show, scheduled to premiere in September 2012.

Couric later told The Tonight Show with Jay Leno that she anticipates the programme will blend elements of The Oprah Winfrey Show and NBC's Today. She said: "It's still a work in progress right now but it will be topical and live and hopefully it will deal with various issues."

Couric left her role as anchor of CBS Evening News in May, saying: "In making the decision to move on, I know the Evening News will be in great hands, but I am excited about the future."

The journalist later told Access Hollywood that she was enjoying taking time off and being with her family: "I follow the news whether I'm doing it or not, but to be honest with you, it's been nice to take a breather and kind of to exhale.

"I've been able to spend a lot of time with my family, with my daughters and not to be sort of tied to the desk every night. I'm actually enjoying it."

Couric was replaced as the anchor on CBS Evening News by Scott Pelley, who made his debut on June 6.

Watch Katie Couric closing her final CBS Evening News broadcast below:

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