The October 3, 2013 episode of the Katie Couric Show (ABC-3PM) will feature Palm Beach County resident Jessica Carbone McKinney, who survived a kidnapping and rape in 2007. Carbone, whose story will also be the focus of the October 30th episode of the new Discovery Channel Series, Surviving Evil, was invited by Couric to talk about the assault and how she was able to plant evidence during the three and a half hours her attacker had her under his control.
Also appearing on the Katie Couric Show will be actress Charisma Carpenter, the host of Surviving Evil and a survivor of attempted rape. Additionally, well-known Criminal Psychologist and Trial Consultant Dr. Michelle Ward will discuss how Jessica was able to save her own life by connecting on an emotional level with her assailant. Ward also offers tips for staying safe when out for the evening.
Jessica and her mother, Donna Carbone, are vocal advocates for survivors of assault and often speak to support groups and women’s organizations about healing in the aftermath of violent crime.
The Katie Couric Show will air on ABC on Thursday, October 3, 2013, at 3 pm. Surviving Evil airs on the Discovery Channel’s Investigation Discovery on October 30, 2013 at 10 pm.