Take a look back at a week full of amazing people and inspiring stories. Click through the slideshow below of our memorable moments of the week. And relive each episode of “Katie” by watching clips by visiting On the Show.
It was another exciting week on Katie, with powerful stories and exciting guests. On Monday, Katie sat down with Thomas Kennedy and Audrey Edmunds, who both lost years of their lives sitting behind bars for crimes they didn’t commit. Thomas was falsely accused of rape by his own daughter and Audrey was wrongly convicted of murdering an infant. On Tuesday, we celebrated staying healthy at all ages with the amazing Jane Fonda! At nearly 75-years-old, she revealed her secrets to staying young. On Wednesday, from top movies and TV shows to the biggest celebrity scandals, we counted down the biggest and best moments of 2012, as decided by you on Facebook. On Thursday, the show went to the dogs…literally! We devoted a whole hour man’s-best-friend with Dancing With The Stars judge Carrie Ann Inaba. And we wrapped up the week with G.T.L… K? That’s right! The cast of Jersey Shore fist-pumped their way onto Katie to talk about the hit MTV reality show’s six seasons and upcoming finale. We were also joined by Newark Mayor Cory Booker, who told us about his participation in the SNAP Challenge, living off of a food budget of $30 a week to shine a light on what it’s like living on food stamps in the State of New Jersey.
Thomas Kennedy was a single dad, trying to rebuild a relationship with his daughters, when one of them falsely accused him of rape.
Casandra Kennedy was just 11-years-old when she accused her father of rape. After Thomas spent nine years in prison, she finally told the truth and set her father free.
Thomas Kennedy comforted his other daughter, Marlena, and apologized to her for missing her major milestones while he was serving time in prison.
Audrey Edmunds was a Wisconsin mom with no criminal record when she was falsely accused of murdering seven-month-old Natalie Beard.
With the help of Keith Findley, a Wisconsin Innocence Project attorney, and new medical evidence, Audrey was set free after 11 years in prison.
The amazing Jane Fonda reveals her secrets to looking fabulous at 75!
Katie and Jane Fonda pose for a quick photo after the show.
Kristee Novak and Ashley Smith talk about their mission to spread warmth through their company, The Ray of Life in our series “Women Who Should Be Famous.”
Happy 12/12/12! To celebrate 2012, we took a look back at the good, the bad and the ugly, as decided by you on Facebook!
We counted down the top movies and TV shows of 2012. Some of the answers surprised us!
We celebrated the everyday heroes of 2012, including Steve St. Bernad who caught a little girl falling from a building and firefighter Mike Schramm, who saved dozens of homes in Breezy Point during Hurricane Sandy.
Pentatonix, winners of NBC’s “The Sing Off,” performed a mash-up of the top songs of 2012.
Audience members sneak photos of Katie after the show.
This show went to the dogs…literally!
You may know Carrie Ann Inaba as a judge on “Dancing with the Stars,” but her efforts to help animals earn her a perfect 10!
The show was about dogs, but we couldn’t help talk “Dancing with the Stars” with Carrie Ann.
These 2 pooches have both been more than a best friend to their owners, they have been life savers.
Animal Psychic Sonya Fitzpatrick can speak to animals and she reveals what Katie’s dogs, Maisy and Cooper, are really thinking.
Bobbi Giordano worked for more than 40 years to run her own animal shelter on Long Island, but that dream was destroyed with Hurricane Sandy. This is before she found out the surprise we had in store for her!
Bobbi and her volunteers from Bobbi & the Strays show off the dogs available for adoption. This adorable pup, Friendly, mistook the green turf for grass! Whoops!
Jeff Hinger from Pedigree reveals his gift for Bobbi: $100,000 and a one year supply of food from Pedigree!
What a fun show! Group shot!
The cast of MTV’s “Jersey Shore” stopped by to talk about the upcoming series finale and reflected on the devastation Sandy caused to their beloved shore.
Pauly D joined us from Las Vegas. It’s been a very, very good year for DJ Pauly D!
Snooki dished on being a mom and how old her son has to be before she’ll let him watch episodes of “Jersey Shore”
A little game of “Shore or Not So Shore” with some of “Jersey Shore’s” biggest fans.
Newark Mayor Cory Booker talked about spending just four dollars a day to eat, which he did to shine a light on the struggles of people living on food stamps.
He’s battled drug dealers, delivered diapers to snowed-in residents and even rushed into a burning building to save a woman trapped inside. What will Cory Booker do next?
What were your favorite moments from this week on "Katie"?