June 28, 2012 |
It's a good thing Savannah Guthrie is a trained lawyer because she's about to experience a trial by fire. Guthrie, NBC's chief legal analyst, is the odds-on-favorite to succeed Ann Curry as co-host of the network's morning news show "Today" and take the hot seat next to Matt Lauer. Guthrie already serves as co-host of the third hour of NBC's "Today," so she is no stranger to morning television watchers. But moving from the 9-10 a.m. hour of "Today" to the two-hour signature broadcast is the equivalent of going from the minor leagues to the New York Yankees.
June 29, 2012 |
For the second time in less than three years, NBC's ratings woes have led to the unceremonious dumping of a prominent on-air host, this time "Today's" Ann Curry. On Thursday, the 55-year-old newswoman tearfully said goodbye to viewers with her co-host Matt Lauer, who will remain on the show, at her side. "For all of you who saw me as a groundbreaker, I'm sorry I couldn't carry the ball over the finish line, but, man, I did try," Curry said in a wavering voice as she marked her last day atop TV's No. 1 morning news show.
July 18, 2012 |
Ann Curry has had many defenders in her recent battle with NBC and “Today,” whose co-host chair she was, of course, forced to vacate. But the TV personality doesn't win any sympathy from one prominent former"Today"figure. Bryant Gumbel, the broadcaster who presided over the morning program for 15 years, said he feels Curry has received overly favorable treatment. Curry's ouster, Gumbel believes, was a simple matter of ratings, and he wonders why so many observers and commentators have rallied so vocally to her defense.
November 15, 2012 |
Guy Fieri shot back at New York Times critic Pete Wells for a scathing review of his new Times Square restaurant, Guy's American Kitchen & Bar (written entirely in rhetorical questions). Some are even calling it the most brutal restaurant review ever. On today's "Today" show in an interview with Savannah Guthrie , the spiky-haired Food Network star said: "I thought it was ridiculous. I mean, I've read reviews - there's good and there's bad in the restaurant business, but that to me went so overboard, it really seemed like there was another agenda.
August 9, 2012 |
For the first time since her abrupt and emotional departure from "Today"in late June, Ann Curry appeared alongside her former co-host Matt Lauer on Thursday morning in a live broadcast from the London Olympics. In contrast to the spectacle surrounding her farewell, Curry's interaction with her colleague was both tear-free and mercifully brief, but not entirely without tension. Curry was ousted from her job as co-host of "Today" after a yearlong decline at the once-invincible morning franchise, which saw its 16-year ratings winning streak snapped earlier this year byABC's"Good Morning America.
September 11, 2012 |
On Tuesday morning, there was a moment of silence in New York City and Washington, D.C., to honor the people who died on Sept. 11, 2001. The moment, which had the participation of the NYPD, the NYFD and President Obama and the first lady, was covered live by all the cable news channels, CBS and ABC. But at 8:46 A.M., NBC's "Today" show was airing an interview with Kris Jenner, matriarch of that wacky Kardashian clan. Jenner spoke with "Today" co-anchor Savannah Guthrie about the new season of "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" and about her breast-implant surgery.