Viewers of Katie Couric’s talk show were doubtless surprised on Monday when, during the discussion of eating disorders, Couric disclosed that she had had her own struggles with that cruel, sometimes deadly condition. “I wrestled with bulimia all through college and for two years after that,” she said. During the hour, Couric said little more about her experience, which she had never before made public.
There was a time when the networks made the effort to give even their most legendarily awful shows evocative, unforgettable titles.
“Everybody that I talked to in L.A. said, ‘That’s the worst idea I’ve ever heard,'” Marklen Kennedy recalls. “And so from there I just kind of went, ‘Well, OK, that means it’s good.'”