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Katie Couric Tells Matt Lauer She'll Decide on Future 'In the Next Few Weeks' (VIDEO)

by Joel Keller, posted Apr 13th 2011 10:45AM
Matt Lauer interviews Katie Couric on 'Today'In a bit of a surprise, Katie Couric stopped by her old stomping grounds on 'Today' (weekdays, 7AM on NBC) to promote her new book 'The Best Advice I Ever Got: Lessons from Extraordinary Lives.' After she and her old co-anchor Matt Lauer engaged in some chit-chat about the book, Lauer got down to brass tacks, asking Katie what her future plans are.

Couric played coy with Lauer, though she did say she was "excited" about the future. While saying she's really enjoying what she does as the anchor of the 'CBS Evening News,' she also said that "I'm really just in the middle of figuring it out."

Lauer noted that since her contract runs out in June, that time is running short. Is it a matter that she's made up her mind already and hasn't made her decision public? She claims she hasn't, saying that the best place for her may be right where she is on the 'Evening News.' "I'll call you as soon as I know," she joked with Lauer, picking up the banter with him as if she never left.

Lauer asked what would appeal to her with syndication, if she were to go that way with a daytime show. "The creative freedom to pick subjects, to dig deep, to have an intelligent conversation. It would be nice to have a little more wiggle room to show my personality."

Couric told Lauer that she wanted to be "methodical and smart" about her decision, and said she'll settle on a path "in the next few weeks."

Tell us: What do you think Couric's next move is going to be?

Watch the entire interview here:

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