March 22, 2018
Christopher Rosen • Entertainment Weekly
Eighteen years after Katie Couric’s groundbreaking televised colonoscopy on NBC’s Todayshow, Couric helped late-night host Jimmy Kimmel get the procedure done as he turned 50 years old.
With help from Couric, Kimmel prepped for his colonoscopy the night before the exam and was later driven to the hospital by the former morning-show host for the procedure. “People say this isn’t fun, but I say it’s a lot more fun than being diagnosed with colorectal cancer,” Couric, whose husband died of colon cancer in 1998, told Kimmel.