An era comes to an end Wednesday when longtime "Today" show host Katie Couric bids farewell and heads off to rival CBS to anchor the evening news.
Millions of Americans can scarcely remember a weekday where the 49-year-old wasn't a part of their morning routine.
Couric will be honored by NBC Wednesday in a three-hour special edition of "Today," stuffed with film clips and performances by Tony Bennett, Martina McBride and the cast of the Broadway show "Jersey Boys."
Couric says she hasn't really thought about how she'll react. She tells The Associated Press, "I'll do what I've always done for 15 years and be myself. I'll react the way I react."