I don’t watch the “Today” show and suspect I never will. Now having said that, that doesn’t mean I don’t watch clips from it—but I don’t think I have ever sat down in front of a television set and watched all eight hours (actually I have no idea how long the show runs).
You’re right. Rambling. I’ll get to the point.
Ann Curry was forced off “Today” last week because of a decline in ratings which apparently was her fault. After she was sacked, NBC News President Steve Capus based her by saying she was weak on cooking segments and celebrity interviews.
After I read this, I felt a bit pissed off. Curry’s gone, why can’t Capus just keep his mouth shut? I felt like Curry was being kicked when she was down.
I don’t know much about Ann Curry, but I know she’s a serious journalist. That was probably her downfall. She was a bit too serious. Now, apparently, Ann will still be working for NBC, but going back to what she does best which means being serious about news. I say good for her.
It’s hard for me to feel sorry for someone who is making millions of dollars like Curry is and reports are she got millions to walk away from “Today,” but the remarks by the NBC News President rang cold and put me in Curry’s corner. Those words also ring silly. Why is a television news president even talking about cooking segments and celebrity interviews?
Whatever. Let Matt Lauer handle the cooking segments and silly stuff and let Curry be the serious journalist.
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