Katie Couric's probing questions kick off prematurely

Jul 23, 2012 at 4:57 p.m. ET

Katie Couric's curious nature just can't wait for her talk show to kick off. Along with practicing her probing questions in a new promo, the news veteran is currently lighting up hot topic Twitter debates.

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Katie Couric's talk show, Katie, isn't kicking off until Sept. 10, but that doesn't mean she doesn't have a platform to currently talk about The Dark Knight Rises tragedy, James Holmes and gun control. Head to Twitter — things are heating up!

A new promo is out detailing just what inquiring Katie wants to know, promising fans looking forward to her talk show debut hot topics such as "Is sexting cheating?" and "What are the secrets of truly happy people?"

Until Sept. 10, however, there's current news to discuss surrounding James Holmes and The Dark Knight Rises shootings. Posing a probing question to her Twitter fans Saturday, Katie Couric wrote, "A tough but important question 4 parents-how DO u talk to your kids about tragedies like yesterday's #theatershooting?"

Sunday she followed up that discussion with, "Asked by 2 friends yesterday: 'why does anyone need an assault rifle?' Thought I [would] pose the question to you. Do they and why?"

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The question was met with more questions by Katie Couric's followers. One pondered, "@katiecouric more pertinent question..why are psychoactive prescription drugs always involved in these situations in some way?" while another asked, "Why does ANYONE need to buy 6000 rounds of ammo?"

Responding to the replies she had received, Katie Couric late praised, "Thank you for all the responses. Gratifying to hear from you. It's possible to express opinions respectfully on twitter!"

Looks like the 55-year-old is more than ready to kick off her new talk show! Check out a promo of Katie Couric practicing her probing Katie questions below!


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