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    Default The Death of the Today Show

    http://www.cnn.com/2011/SHOWBIZ/TV/0...ex.html?hpt=T2

    No, it's not because Meredith is leaving, it's because Ann Curry is being promoted to co-anchor. You've already got the ridiculous Al Roker in there bringing things down (have you seen the dreadful Wake Up with Al on the Weather Channel?), but in Curry you find one of the WORST interviewers I have ever seen on television. She's just horrible.

    I'm calling it. I bet the ratings tank with Curry in the co-pilot seat.
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    Last weekend I stood outside the windows where everyone makes asses of themselves behind the Today show anchors. As usual, it's less impressive in person.
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    I see Katie Couric again has excess time on her hands. If somehow they are able to bring her back, will that save the show? She had an unfortunate eyelid job, but at least is a solid interviewer.

    Then again, that show is all about providing mindless background chatter while America gets dressed in the morning.

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    I think Anne Curry is hot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Indy Coug View Post
    Last weekend I stood outside the windows where everyone makes asses of themselves behind the Today show anchors. As usual, it's less impressive in person.
    You were in NY and this is how you spent your time?

    LOL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Levin View Post
    You were in NY and this is how you spent your time?

    LOL.
    We walked by on our way from one place to another and it was well after the show ended for the day. So yes, this is how I spent 15 seconds of my day in NYC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Indy Coug View Post
    We walked by on our way from one place to another and it was well after the show ended for the day. So yes, this is how I spent 15 seconds of my day in NYC.
    So you walked by The Today Show window well after it was over and noted that it was unimpressive. Can't imagine why.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Indy Coug View Post
    We walked by on our way from one place to another and it was well after the show ended for the day. So yes, this is how I spent 15 seconds of my day in NYC.
    Give yourself more credit. I'm sure it lasted more than 15 seconds.
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    NBC consistently uses Curry differently than it used Viera or Couric. I've noticed that NBC frequently sends Curry out for on-scene reporting. She seems better suited to the on-scene bit than to the studio interview.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sleeping in EQ View Post
    NBC consistently uses Curry differently than it used Viera or Couric. I've noticed that NBC frequently sends Curry out for on-scene reporting. She seems better suited to the on-scene bit than to the studio interview.
    Couric was no different. Did you already forget what the Today Show ran with when other news outlets were showing footage of Saddam Hussein's trial? Katie Couric playing badminton.

    Ann Curry isn't ready to sit one on one yet and ask someone else whether they read books or newspapers. That is a skill set that takes time to build.
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    I forgot about this. Called it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DU Ute View Post
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    Couple Savannah Guthrie's pouty "AGREE WITH ME, DAMMIT" interviewing style with Hoda and Kathy Lee just being unprofessional, and this thing will never, ever retake the lead.

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    This morning Hoda Kotb cut off Savannah, just barely. Savannah thought she wasn't on camera for a second and she wasn't happy. It was very slight, but you could tell. Suddenly, someone alerted her, and the huge, fake smile was there. I predict they don't last a year as co-anchors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wuapinmon View Post
    This morning Hoda Kotb cut off Savannah, just barely. Savannah thought she wasn't on camera for a second and she wasn't happy. It was very slight, but you could tell. Suddenly, someone alerted her, and the huge, fake smile was there. I predict they don't last a year as co-anchors.

    Despite your prediction the Today show is still alive. Your track record ain’t too great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wuapinmon View Post
    This morning Hoda Kotb cut off Savannah, just barely. Savannah thought she wasn't on camera for a second and she wasn't happy. It was very slight, but you could tell. Suddenly, someone alerted her, and the huge, fake smile was there. I predict they don't last a year as co-anchors.
    Both lightweights. Especially Guthrie. I laugh when she tries to act tough in interviews.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    Both lightweights. Especially Guthrie. I laugh when she tries to act tough in interviews.
    It's now America's local news morning show.
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    I like Savannah Guthrie.

    She is great at her job, highly educated, and experienced but true she is a woman so I understand where you guys are coming from.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CardiacCoug View Post
    I like Savannah Guthrie.

    She is great at her job, highly educated, and experienced but true she is a woman so I understand where you guys are coming from.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CardiacCoug View Post
    I like Savannah Guthrie.

    She is great at her job, highly educated, and experienced but true she is a woman so I understand where you guys are coming from.
    Haha. Touche'.

    I like her too. For the majority of what she does, she is very good. But her political interviews are embarrassing sometimes. It's like she is trying too hard to come up with tough questions and ends up looking shallow and naive. But maybe she will get the hang of it over time.

    To be fair, it is too early to make a call on Hoda.
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    I’m honestly surprised so many of you watch the Today show. I had no idea of the popularity of morning news talk shows.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HuskyFreeNorthwest View Post
    I’m honestly surprised so many of you watch the Today show. I had no idea of the popularity of morning news talk shows.
    Academics. They don’t have anything to do like 37 hours of the work week. They prob have a secret forum to dish on the soaps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CardiacCoug View Post
    I like Savannah Guthrie.

    She is great at her job, highly educated, and experienced but true she is a woman so I understand where you guys are coming from.
    That's some bullshit right there. Hallie Jackson is also a woman and could take over tomorrow with none of the criticism of shitty interviewing skills leveled against Ann Curry and Savannah Guthrie by me. Both of those journalists absolutely suck at live interviewing of "uncooperative" guests. Savannah Guthrie, in particular, puts words in the mouth of the people she interviews. Ann Curry would just get downright grumpy and mad when they wouldn't answer questions the way she framed them.

    Hallie Jackson though is a serious journalist who is ready. Hoda is everyone's fun aunt. Al Roker is ridiculous and always has been. When the ratings tank and the suits decide that Guthrie and Kotb are to blame, and once Roker weasles his way into the anchor's chair for a few weeks and they all realize that he's a pervy joke, we'll see someone serious back on the air.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YOhio View Post
    Academics. They don’t have anything to do like 37 hours of the work week. They prob have a secret forum to dish on the soaps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YOhio View Post
    Academics. They don’t have anything to do like 37 hours of the work week. They prob have a secret forum to dish on the soaps.
    Either that or they’re as old as my mom.

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    You guys don't turn on the TV when you are eating breakfast? Weird.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    You guys don't turn on the TV when you are eating breakfast? Weird.
    Sure. But when I'm done adjusting the UHF dial and antenna rabbit ears, I just prefer to watch something else besides the Today Show.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    You guys don't turn on the TV when you are eating breakfast? Weird.
    You have a tv in your kitchen? Weird.
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    Quote Originally Posted by falafel View Post
    You have a tv in your kitchen? Weird.
    Have you never seen a studio apartment? Everything is in the kitchen.
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