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NBC poised to fire Ann Curry from the Today show

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Maybe they could snatch Star Jones off of that annoying segment that they're trying to make us like. Of course they'd kill each other by November sweeps, but it would be worth it.

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Maybe that's why Katie worked so well since she fought for the limelight with Matt like a pitbull?

I thought she worked a little better with Bryant. I guess ratings were good but I often felt like Matt and Katie were the king and queen of rictus grins.

I think they should find a host who is not involved with Today at all.

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Apparently Ann Curry signed a two year contract extension last year that guarantees her $10 million per year. She'll most likely end up as a foreign correspondent.

They just got Michelle Beadle from ESPN and she's part of their Olympic coverage team. They should have her sit a week with Matt Lauer and see how that goes. She survived co-hosting a show with Colin Cowherd and she's got the requisite perky personality.

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I liked Katie & Matt together. I honestly haven't watched The Today Show on a regular basis in years, but of the 3 morning shows, Today is always my favorite.

Poor Ann. I think she fits the same category as Lisa Ling from The View: not the greatest bubbly TV personality, but great with hard-hitting journalism.

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While--as I stated before--I do feel sorry for Curry, I also want to add that she is far from flawless. She definately has an annoying tendency to interrupt her guests. She has also done other inappropriate/embarrassing things, such as the time when she touched Brad Pitt's face (during an interview) and when she was giving a commencement address to Wheaton College in Massachusetts and listed some famous alumni who actually attended the Wheaton College in Illinois.

I do believe that she did turn off some viewers. While it makes NBC look really bad to remove her after a year, what really puzzles me is why they gave the co-anchor job to Curry in the first place (since people were already aware of her flaws). Since she alone is being replaced, she is most definately the scapegoat. I think that a much more fair thing to do would be to get rid of both her and Lauer (since, as discussed, he is a big turn off as well). Also, drop the stupid Today's Professionals segment, and focus far less time on Lindsay Lohan and Justin Beiber.

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NBC did her wrong! Such a classy lady. Where was the retrospective package? She got 5 minutes. <BR>

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Al Roker has always made my skin crawl. Just fake and smarmy and forced.

Wasn't Matt the one pushing her out in the first place?

They treated her like crap then trot her on for a tearful goodbye most of them don't believe.

This is why viewers have fled NBC.

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