Katie Couric said her goodbyes to daytime television with the final episode of “Katie” airing on Wednesday, The Hollywood Reporter’s Live Feed reports.
The show came to an end after two years on ABC, with Couric to shift her attention next to her new role as global anchor for Yahoo.
The final episode included surprise guests such as Susan Sarandon and Valerie Harper, while Morgan Freeman introduced Couric. The show looked back on highlights of the past two years, including interviews with stars such as Charlie Sheen and Betty White.
“I’m already getting a little verklempt,” Couric said at the start of the episode. “It’s the end of an era even though the era only lasted two years.”
The piece notes, “Couric’s show, which went through three executive producers, would eventually collapse under its own steep budget, including $10 million annually for the host, despite finishing its first season as the top freshman talk show.”