Katie’s Tour: “Great Lesson”

By Brian 

Katie Couric kicked off a $25-million colon cancer awareness campaign and embarked on her “listening tour” yesterday in Tampa, Eric Deggans reports in the St. Petersburg Times.

A sold-out crowd of 300 “plunked down at least $150 each” for a brief breakfast with Katie. A private meeting with 80 local residents followed. “It’s important for people to get out of their element,” Couric says. “I’ve lived in New York now for 15 years, and obviously I travel. But the amount of time you really get to spend talking with a cross section of people is pretty limited… I really thought this would be a great lesson and great exercise.”

She also stopped by the WTSP newsroom. Here are photos and videos…