From Citizenfour to The Civil War: Katie Couric picks her 5 favorite documentaries

Katie Couric’s new documentary series, America Inside Out With Katie Couric, is hoping to bridge the growing political divide in the United States by traveling across the country, interviewing people about divisive issues, and trying to find common ground. In honor of the new documentary, we asked Couric to list her…

Katie Couric says sexual misconduct allegations against Matt Lauer were "very upsetting"

NBC fired Matt Lauer from the Today show in November over allegations of sexual misconduct that go back decades, a decision that has done wonders for the daily news broadcast’s ratings and resulted in a well-deserved promotion for Hoda Kotb. Now, Lauer’s longtime Today co-host Katie Couric—who left the show in 2006—is…

At its best, Under The Gun finds nuances in the gun-control debate

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It’s a measure of how little has changed regarding gun control in America that, 14 years after Michael Moore’s Bowling For Columbine, Stephanie Soechtig’s Under The Gun is yet another documentary about the issue inspired in large part by mass shootings. For Moore, the 1999 Columbine High School massacre in Colorado…

Billy On The Street’s Thanksgiving parade has Katie Couric, a Sean Penn balloon

Billy Eichner has a rather singular view of the world. He lives for certain people—Meryl Streep, for example—and both loudly and lovingly disparages others. That dichotomy is perfectly clear in “Billy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade,” a new sketch scheduled to run on this Thursday’s episode of Billy On The Street. For the…

Group interview reveals J.J. Abrams believes in aliens, won’t take the blame for Lost

Because if anyone needs more publicity it’s J.J. Abrams, Vanity Fair has released a new interview in which well-known figures ask the Star Wars director their burning questions. The interviewers—who all chime in via prerecorded messages—include Lena Dunham, Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom, Lee Daniels, Vice founder Shane…