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REPORTS: CURRY NOT SOURCE OF TODAY‘S DECLINE

June 29, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Several analysts have suggested that Ann Curry ended up as the scapegoat for numerous problems that have brought about the decline of ratings for NBC’s Today show. In an interview with today’s (Friday) Los Angeles Times Jeffrey McCall, a communications professor at DePauw University, pointed the finger at NBC’s low-rated telecasts during primetime. “So few […]

NBC, ABC BRING OUT BIG GUNS IN MORNING BATTLE

April 2, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

A knock-down, drag-out fight between the two principal morning talk shows began this morning (Monday) with Katie Couric returning to the air on ABC’s Good Morning America at the same time of day that she did when she co-hosted NBC’s Today show. Couric, who will be filling in for Robin Roberts this week, acknowledged that […]

VIEIRA SEEKING A LIFELINE TO STAY ON MILLIONAIRE

May 10, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Meredith Vieira has indicated that while she is stepping down as co-host of NBC’s Today show, she would like to keep her job as quizmistress on the syndicated Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. In an interview with today’s (Tuesday) New York Post, Vieira maintained that she does not know whether a deal with Valleycrest […]

VIEIRA LEAVING, LAUER STAYING

May 9, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

NBC confirmed today (Monday) that Meredith Vieira will be leaving as co-host of the Today show and that Ann Curry will replace her as co-anchor and Natalie Morales will move into Curry’s position as the show’s principal news reader. Savannah Guthrie is due to take over as co-host in the program’s third hour. The network […]

TODAY PRODUCER CALLS LAUER QUITTING RUMOR “LUDICROUS”

April 22, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Jim Bell, the executive producer of NBC’s Today show, says that the increasing speculation that Matt Lauer will be leaving the show when his contract expires at the end of next year is “ludicrous.” In an interview with today’s (Friday) Hollywood Reporter, Bell remarked: “When we’re talking about something that is almost two years away, […]

REPORTS: VIEIRA LEAVING TODAY

April 6, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Meredith Vieira is planning to leave her two jobs as co-host of NBC’s Today and host of the syndicated Who Wants to Be a Millionaire when her contracts for those shows expire late this year, published reports citing unnamed sources said on Tuesday. Vieira has reportedly told producers of those programs that she wishes to […]