Rumorville:  "....sources indicate there’s a strong chance that ABC will put a network daytime slot on the table when the bidding for [Katie Couric's new talk show] begins in earnest as she sets her segue from The CBS Evening News. It’s no secret that ABC intends to pare down its three-hour slate of daytime sudsers (All My Children, General Hospital and One Life to Live) in the coming years."

"A Couric show could be a high-profile transition for the Alphabet in one of the time slots now occupied by its decades-old serials...
ABC’s selling point might be the stability of a uniform network timeslot and the fact that...its affiliate stations tend to be stronger in daytime than its rivals... ”   Source:  Variety