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Couric’s contract almost up

August 2, 2005

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— Katie Couric says she'll decide this fall whether to continue her long-running morning television partnership with Matt Lauer.

The "Today" show co-anchor faces the question because her contract expires next May.

"I have, when it's operating on all four cylinders, one of the best jobs in television," she told The New Yorker magazine. "At the same time, everybody needs recharging."

Couric, 48, has been approached by CBS News about its evening news anchor job.

NBC Universal executive Jeff Zucker, Couric's former producer, said last month that he hoped Couric was at the network "for many, many years to come."

Lauer, 47, told the magazine that after he turns 50, he could see himself in semiretirement like his pal Bryant Gumbel.

"I don't want to work five days a week," he said.

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