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National Geographic and Katie Couric Release Footage and Personal Essay Reflecting on Couric’s Experience at Violent Rally in Charlottesville

National Geographic via Businesswire 01:18 GMT Saturday 19th August 2017

As part of National Geographic’s continued coverage around the events in Charlottesville, Katie Couric releases a personal essay and powerful, raw footage from Saturday’s violent “Unite the Right” rally. The footage is part of an upcoming episode for the documentary series that Couric is working on for National Geographic. Couric spent 72 hours with counter-protestors leading up to Saturday’s rally and shares her experience in a thought-provoking and emotional essay published on National Geographic’s website HERE. “The events of the past week are especially personal to me because of my strong connection to Charlottesville -- I graduated from the University of Virginia, and my late sister Emily was the state senator representing the area for many years,” said Couric. “When we went there to shoot our series about the social, demographic and cultural changes in America, ...

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