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Couric, National Geographic team on gender documentary 
In this May 12, 2016, file photo, Katie Couric attends the premiere of her documentary, "Under The Gun", hosted by The Cinema Society in New York. (Photo by Christopher Smith/Invision/AP, File)
  • BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP)
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Katie Couric and National Geographic Channel are teaming up on a documentary about the science and culture behind gender.

Couric is the executive producer and host of the two-hour film, described as an in-depth look at factors involved in gender fluidity, including genetics, brain chemistry and modern culture.

The film, with the working title "Gender Revolution," will premiere globally on National Geographic Channel in January 2017. It will be timed to the release of a gender-themed issue of National Geographic magazine, the channel said Saturday.

"It seems that every day, there's a new story and a new vocabulary around gender that's challenging our long-held attitudes and preconceptions about what makes us who we are," Couric said. The documentary will go "beyond the headlines to examine the why, the how and what it all means, with intimate stories of the people who are at forefront of this new frontier."

Earlier this year, Couric ran into controversy with another documentary she was involved in, "Under the Gun." She took responsibility for a director's edit that misrepresented the response of gun rights activists to a question she posed.

Couric had initially supported the director's decision to add a pause before the activists answered, which was revealed after audio of the Q&A leaked.