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MEREDITH VIEIRA WEIGHS IN ON ANN CURRY’S 2O12 OUSTER

July 31, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Two years after Ann Curry was ousted as co-host of NBC’s Today show, Meredith Vieira, whom Curry replaced, has spoken out about the turmoil that ensued. In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, Vieira, who is about to launch her own talk show, remarked, "That was such a bad time. … It turned so nasty, really nasty. Every day you’re reading this stuff that is just beyond cruel from angry, angry people who felt that Ann had been slighted and embarrassed and humiliated. And they basically pointed to one person on whom to take out all of their anger. I don’t know if I would have survived that." She said that she did not offer Lauer, who was being depicted as the instigator of Curry’s ouster, any advice at the time. "I just told him I loved him and I was there for him. But I never sugarcoated what had happened. I thought it had not been handled smartly from the very beginning, because I don’t think they ever felt that was the right fit for Ann so they should never have put her in that position to begin with. And then the ending was so mishandled. But you know what, s**t happens. People make mistakes. We all do."