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June 24th, 2012
12:51 PM ET

Ann Curry, Off the Couch?

Maureen Ryan, Adam Buckman, David Zurawik and Howard Kurtz discuss Ann Curry on the Today show and Rielle Hunter's interview on ABC's 20/20.


Filed under: ABC • Ann Curry • Media • NBC • Reliable Sources
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  6. Mr.Data

    Ann Curry displayed her political bias more so than most .. but at least her viewers knew she truly is a bleeding heart liberal, and not a fake jounalist as so many on NBC expect us to believe they are. Led by Brian Williams, David Gregory, et all, they talk a good game; but their true colors (blue) show by all the importnat things they don't cover.

    Having said this ... I am appalled at what the execs at NBC think they accomplished by asassinating Curry in this unprofessional manner. either Curry deserved termination or she deserved their continued respect.

    Neither was demonstrated.

    July 3, 2012 at 12:12 pm | Reply
  7. Claire

    I cried with Ann. She's been with Today for 15 freakin years! I don't get it. It's not a smart move. She is genuine, sweet, intelligent, honest and does not have an ego problem. She's a real trooper being sent to "God forsaken South Freaking Pole." I bet Matt would have refused going there. Hang in there Ann cause your the best!

    July 1, 2012 at 10:19 pm | Reply
  8. Connie Littlejohn

    I have watched the today show for 25 years and seen alot of changes.But the way they did this was out of sorts even for the biggest jerks league.How do you treat someone who has worked hard and long like a bag of trash ,shame,shame on you all.If Mr.Ego needs a young thing to boost his ego,tell him to get him a toupee and a prostitute (I have heard he has had them) Anyway for me it is goodbye Today show and GOOD MORNING AMERICA>Peace, Conniwe

    June 30, 2012 at 1:25 pm | Reply
  9. Retha

    NBC is boosting ABC and Good Morning America to the #1 spot for morning news, and that's where I'll be effective Monday morning. The "thud" that you hear is the Today Show's ratings hitting bottom. Goodbye Today, Good Morning America.

    June 30, 2012 at 1:46 am | Reply
  10. Ed

    Why should anyone be surprised in the handling of this...this is the same network that let go the genius that is Conan and replaced him with the guy he ultimately replaced in Jay Leno...

    way to keep it classy NBC...

    June 29, 2012 at 12:57 am | Reply
  11. jj

    If NBC is stupid enough to let Ann go, and they are stupid enough, let's hope that another network snaps her up fast. I look forward to seeing her on another network. Can't stand Matt, never have liked him.

    June 26, 2012 at 4:15 pm | Reply
    • Jude

      I'm with ;you on this point. She was always the go to for fill in so it must have something to do with Matt's choice. He is just a bunch of nose drizzle to me.

      June 30, 2012 at 9:13 pm | Reply
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    • Vikas

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  13. Ida

    Ann provides quality to the Today Show. No Ann?? Hello CBS this Morning. . . at least we can get some news there!!

    June 26, 2012 at 8:50 am | Reply
  14. John G

    Ann is geniune and Matt comes off as fake. Who is next, Al Roker? I won't watch anymore either.

    June 25, 2012 at 6:12 pm | Reply
  15. zelfre

    I'm glad to hear Ann Curry's position is changing – she doesn't seem to have the right 'flow' for that role. Her gesturing can be quite distracting.

    June 25, 2012 at 4:36 pm | Reply
    • Squeeker

      I agree completely, and now I feel vindicated! I never felt comfortable with Ann as the choice after Vierra left. I hate her interviews and in general there's just something about her that irks me. She's REALLY nice – well maybe that's it, I don't know, but she's just not up to par for a spot like she was GIVEN. I think the higher-ups at NBC must have felt like she "deserved" the spot because she'd been there for so long playing 2nd fiddle, but in reality she was never the best choice and now that decision has come back to bite them. I agree with some others also that Matt has grown stale (I used to really like him) and I'm surprised he's milked the show as long as he has, but hey maybe it IS all about the money?

      June 30, 2012 at 6:46 am | Reply
      • Maripat

        In addition to Ann not being the right fit for the top spot – or a share of the top spot – on Today, her unprofessional display on her last show was remarkably inappropriate. Let's review: She's one year into a three-year contract that pays her $10 million a year. The network is honoring the contract and giving her another position. Do 'regular' people have the opportunity to blubber to clients after they've been fired? And would that be appropriate? Ann crying on set for nearly 10 minutes was pure ego, nothing more. She felt wronged and wanted public vindication, along with her continued $10 million annual salary. At a time when average Americans are struggling to make ends meet with their own unemployment issues, should there really be sympathy for a ego-wounded millionaire? Nice person or not, NBC has a business to run. Am I the only one who considers her behavior embarrassing?

        July 2, 2012 at 8:21 am |
  16. Rob

    If they get rid of Ann Curry it is the nail in the coffin of the today show. Lets face it Cathy Lee and Hoda are a joke. The rating are probaably suffering due to them , their useless segments like "Todays professionals" stupid concerts and other garbage. Matt is a personality but not a journalist. The only reason I even watch it is her. If the loose her I will watch Good Morning America

    June 25, 2012 at 12:58 pm | Reply
    • Noelle

      I agree. Ann adds genuine warmth, intelligence, and much needed feminine grace to the show. She's the best. If she goes, I go.

      June 25, 2012 at 4:32 pm | Reply
      • Retha

        When the "former" viewers make their mass exodus there will only be need for about 1 hour of the Today Show. Matt can play all by himself then. And when the show is finally cancelled, I hope that Matt gets to turn out the lights behind him as he leaves.

        June 30, 2012 at 1:53 am |
  17. Martha

    Ann is often fumbling for words; can't ad lib or speak extemporaneously. She is a good journalist but too solicitous in soft interviews.
    Today content has become too pop, shallow and repetitive.

    June 25, 2012 at 10:51 am | Reply
    • Squeeker

      Exactly! The show has been that way for a long time. I still catch it in the mornings, but only the first 15 minutes. After that it's all fluff and no real substance. What ever happened to REAL news????

      June 30, 2012 at 6:51 am | Reply
  18. Pete

    Ann Curry does not have a bubbly enough personality to be the main woman on the morning program. That costs viewers.

    June 25, 2012 at 1:59 am | Reply
    • flecka

      The 'bubbles' mentality of the Today Show is completely out of touch and out of date. A show's content is what ultimately keeps its viewers.

      July 2, 2012 at 6:08 am | Reply

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