Katie Couric turned down a date with Michael Jackson back in 2000. This according to a story that she told Jimmy Kimmel on his show Thursday night (Jan. 31). It was an interesting story, with Rabbi Shmuley Boteach calling her up to set up the date with Jackson.
Couric ended up turning him down, but now has regrets about making that decision so many years ago. The request for the date seemed to stem from a conversation they had where Couric was trying to score an interview with him. They apparently discussed Edgar Allen Poe and it was then the next day that Boteach gave her a call.
Speaking to Kimmel about turning down the date, Couric stated that, "Now I'm just really sorry I didn't have dinner with him because it would have been a fascinating conversation. But I just didn't think it was worth it at the time." She was pretty frank about the experience and she is right that it would have been pretty intriguing if Couric and Jackson had indeed gone on a date.
Katie Couric talked about turning down the date with Michael Jackson while she was out promoting her own show. She appeared on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" right after Jennifer Lawrence, so it is safe to assume that she had a lot of viewers on Thursday night. Her new show is called "Katie" and it airs at 2 p.m. weekdays on NBC. The network also just picked it up for a second season next year.