Katie Couric Talks Stand Up to Cancer and Reflects on Hamptons Wedding

Katie Couric.
Katie Couric. Photo credit: Rob Kim/Getty Images Entertainment/Thinkstock

Katie Couric returned to The Today Show Wednesday morning as a guest to talk about the upcoming Stand Up to Cancer telecast.

In its fourth telecast, Stand Up to Cancer is a roadblock special to be aired September 5 at 8 p.m. It will air across 30 networks, including simultaneous coverage in Canada. Some of the networks to be included include NBC, Bravo, E! and Oxygen.

The biennial special raises money for cancer research, so far totaling over $260 million pledged. Funds go towards 12 “dream teams” across the country currently researching.

“It really gets the whole world, the whole country involved in the fight against cancer,” Couric said.

Host Savannah Guthrie snuck in a few questions about Couric’s recent wedding. Couric wed John Molnar at her private East Hampton home on Saturday, June 21.

Couric described the nuptials, as “relaxed” and “intimate.” She said she was not nervous at all, as her fiancé took care of most of the planning.

Couric was even relaxed about her dress, explaining how she only chose the Chantilly lace Carmen Marc Valvo gown just days before.

Couric’s two daughters, Ellie and Carrie, as well as Molnar’s children, participated in the simple ceremony. Ellie sang “I Will” by the Beatles while the other children recited a number of poems.

At the end of the interview, Couric and Guthrie joked about co-host Matt Lauer’s teasing leading up to the wedding. Apparently, Lauer and Hamptonite Howard Stern joked to Couric about crashing the ceremony in wetsuits. The proposed prank never happened, to the relief of Couric.

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