Jayson Blair in SoHo, June 5, 2003; Photo - NewsdayMedia watchers, mark your calendars: Katie Couric will interview Jayson Blair for a special (Dateline, probably) and Today show appearance next year, timed with the March 9 release of Blair's book about his, ahem, escapades/downward spiral at the Times, according to Lloyd Grove. Couric tells Grove, "Hopefully, it will be a full account. I'm especially interested in this because I came of age during the whole Janet Cooke controversy, and this seemed to have echoes of that."

Blair's book, Burning Down My Master's House, was sold in September.