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Sarah Palin To Katie Couric: 'Game On'

Posted: 04/ 2/2012 3:23 pm Updated: 04/ 3/2012 6:48 am

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Sarah Palin is making clear that she's taking her upcoming battle with Katie Couric personally.

The former vice presidential candidate and current Fox News pundit is co-hosting "Today" on Tuesday, while Couric is guest hosting on arch-rival "Good Morning America" on ABC. It's being billed as the biggest showdown between the two women since Palin's infamous interviews with Couric in 2008, and it's at the epicenter of the raging ratings war between ABC News and NBC News.

In an unusual move, Palin will be treated as a political guest during the 7 AM hour of the show, and will be interviewed about the 2012 race. Then, in the 8 AM hour, she will join the "Today" anchors and help host the program.

Speaking to Breitbart News, Palin didn't shy away from addressing the Couric-shaped elephant in the room. "Game on," she said simply.

The Palin interviews are the defining journalistic moment for Couric; she won the prestigious Walter Cronkite Award for her questioning, and Palin's somewhat flustered answers are so famous that Matt Lauer even poked fun at her about them on Monday.

Palin has been very frank about her loathing of the interviews —and, by extension, Couric herself — over the years. In 2010, for instance, she called Couric "biased" and swore she would never be interviewed by her again.

She also mocked Couric when the latter left her post at CBS News.

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Morning show hosts
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  • Matt Lauer

    Lauer co-hosts NBC's "Today" from 7-9 a.m.

  • Guthrie co-hosts NBC's "Today" from 7-9 a.m.

  • Robin Roberts

    Roberts co-hosts ABC's "Good Morning America" from 7-9 a.m.

  • George Stephanopoulos

    Stephanopoulos co-hosts ABC's "Good Morning America" from 7-9 a.m.

  • Charlie Rose

    Rose co-hosts "CBS This Morning" from 7-8 a.m. CBS announced the addition of Rose and Gayle King and a decidedly focused hard news program earlier this year.

  • Gayle King

    King co-hosts "CBS This Morning" from 8-9 a.m.

  • Steve Doocy

    Doocy co-hosts Fox News' "Fox and Friends" from 6-9 a.m. "Fox and Friends" dominates cable news morning shows.

  • Gretchen Carlson

    Carlson co-hosts Fox News' "Fox and Friends" from 6-9 a.m.

  • Brian Kilmeade

    Kilmeade co-hosts Fox News' "Fox and Friends" from 6-9 a.m.

  • Joe Scarborough

    Scarborough co-hosts MSNBC's "Morning Joe" from 6-9 a.m. "Morning Joe" focuses solely on hard news and political commentary.

  • Mika Brzezinski

    Brzezinski co-hosts MSNBC's "Morning Joe" from 6-9 a.m.

  • Soledad O'Brien

    O'Brien co-hosts CNN's 7-9 a.m. morning news program. CNN's "American Morning" fell behind MSNBC and even its own HLN. The network recently announced the return of O'Brien and the replacement of "Amerian Morning" with two new morning programs.

  • Zoraida Sambolin

    Sambolin co-hosts CNN's 5-7 a.m. morning news program.


Filed by Jack Mirkinson  |