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Katie Couric hosts lunch for 'Lottery'

Katie Couric took time out for a worthy cause Thursday when she hosted a lunch for provocative educational documentary “The Lottery” at Rockefeller Center’s Brasserie Ruhlmann.

But she would not fudge the truth when asked about the portrait of four disadvantaged families hoping to win admission to a charter school.

“I haven’t seen it yet; I actually have it at home,” the CBS anchor said of Madeleine Sackler’s doc debut. “I have heard it’s an incredible movie, and I’m really looking forward to seeing it once some of the Christmas craziness subsides.”

With that admission out of the way, Couric remains committed to the cause: “The country is reaching a tipping point when it comes to focusing on public education. We’re lagging so far behind other developed nations in math and science, and I think anything that draws attention to the need to improve and enhance education in this country is a great thing, anything that spurs the conversation.”

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