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Should Ann Curry be removed from Today?


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#1 OFFLINE   wilbur_the_goose

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 07:53 AM

I for one am sick and tired of Ann Curry's inability to read/speak on the Today Show. She can't get a paragraph out without messing up.

I fully admit that I couldn't do that job, but I'm not a TV performer.

Does she bother anybody else but me?

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#2 OFFLINE   Stuart Sweet

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 07:57 AM

She doesn't bother me, but then again I don't watch the show :)
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Posted 04 April 2011 - 08:34 AM

I'm guessing that expressing such a view in a communication to NBC would be more effective than a posting discussion here. ;):D

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 08:51 AM

Where the hell has Merideth Viera been?

Over thelast month I think I have seen her on once or twice.

Bring back Amy Robach to the fill in host position.
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Posted 04 April 2011 - 08:58 AM

Don't think I've ever watched the Today show and have never heard of Ann Curry.

So, is she hot? If so, let her stay. If not, boot her.

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 10:30 AM

Don't think I've ever watched the Today show and have never heard of Ann Curry.

So, is she hot? If so, let her stay. If not, boot her.


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Posted 04 April 2011 - 10:44 AM

I for one am sick and tired of Ann Curry's inability to read/speak on the Today Show. She can't get a paragraph out without messing up.

I fully admit that I couldn't do that job, but I'm not a TV performer.

Does she bother anybody else but me?


I like Ann. It's Couric I could never stand. Personally, I haven't noticed her being that bad, she is also a regular fill in on the evening news when Brian Williams is out.

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 10:46 AM

If they booted newsreaders for flubbing lines, they'd have to boot about ¾ of them across the country.
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Posted 04 April 2011 - 10:48 AM

Don't think I've ever watched the Today show and have never heard of Ann Curry.

So, is she hot? If so, let her stay. If not, boot her.



No.


Now if they brought in Susan Hendricks....... :D
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Posted 04 April 2011 - 10:51 AM

Don't think I've ever watched the Today show and have never heard of Ann Curry.

So, is she hot? If so, let her stay. If not, boot her.


I don't think shes hot. Nice legs but not hot.

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 11:02 AM

Curry is the 54-year-old mother of two who's job is to be a news person (not "talking head"), a career she has successfully pursued for about 33 years. I don't watch the "Today Show" regularly, but she used to be pretty good at her job. Wilbur, what is happening? Is she distracted, does she need glasses, or is there a brain-stall problem that as she nears 55 she may need to worry about?

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 11:24 AM

phrelin,
Yeah, she used to be fine, but she's losing it. She flubs every other story nowadays.

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Posted 04 April 2011 - 12:37 PM

My favorite flub was when the last American WW1 veteran died a few weeks ago. Ann Curry said; "the last WW2 veteran has died." I pictured a couple of million old guys grabbing their chests, slumping over and moaning...uhhh!

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Posted 05 April 2011 - 04:59 AM

Pete,
That's the flub that I noticed that started my disdain for Curry. Since then, she flubs every 30 minutes.

Her taped reports are fine (certainly because they can retape them till they're correct) - perhaps they should reassign her to that sort of duty.

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Posted 05 April 2011 - 06:22 AM

You want to see a professional flub lines, and stammer, and get tongue twisted daily, just watch Shepherd Smith on Fox. That man cant talk right to save his life. Its embarrassing.

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Posted 05 April 2011 - 06:49 AM

I for one am sick and tired of Ann Curry's inability to read/speak on the Today Show. She can't get a paragraph out without messing up.

I fully admit that I couldn't do that job, but I'm not a TV performer.

Does she bother anybody else but me?


I agree - she's the worst interviewer I've ever seen.
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Posted 05 April 2011 - 08:26 AM

Obviously, to know that, you must be watching. :lol:

Personally, I like Ann Curry but, as a regular 'Morning Joe' watcher, I don't get to see Ms Curry except when she does intros on Dateline.

Not one of us is perfect -- I say let's be kind and overlook her flaws. Ann is a good person and is quite watchable, what with her lovely and warm demeanor. Let's vote to keep her on air -- as if we have any say. I'd much rather watch Ann Curry than [not then] those sniping witches on 'The View'.

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Posted 06 April 2011 - 09:41 AM

Looks like Merideth Viera is leaving the Today Show in September.
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Posted 09 May 2011 - 12:39 PM

It's official, Meredith is leaving Today, Ann is replacing her. Natalie Morales will go to the news desk. Savannah Guthrie will take Natalie's role.

http://online.wsj.co...3038393912.html

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 01:37 PM

She doesn't bother me, but then again I don't watch the show :)


my sentiments exactly! The last time I watched "Today', Jane Pauley was sitting on the couch!

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 05:56 AM

Wow - I watched Today today - Ann Curry is worse than ever. Poor lady just can't communicate (a pretty important skill for on-air talent).

I understand that Today's ratings are dropping like a rock, and I'm convinced that Curry is the reason.

For me, it's back to Morning Joe and the CBS Morning Show.

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 05:20 PM

Ann Curry may be leaving Today after only one year since she became the co-host. According to the New York Times, NBC is planning to replace Curry, with her possibly taking on a new role at NBC.

http://www.tvguide.c...ry-1049045.aspx


The New York Times is reporting that the search for a replacement for co-host Ann Curry is on only a year after she joined the iconic morning news cast. Rumors are swirling that producers are not happy with her hosting style

http://tvbythenumber...t-today/138882/
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Posted 20 June 2012 - 05:26 PM

http://www.tvguide.c...ry-1049045.aspx



http://tvbythenumber...t-today/138882/

The New York Times piece those articles refer to says among other things:

Mr. Lauer and Ms. Curry noticeably lack the kind of on-camera rapport that Mr. Lauer had with Ms. Vieira and, before her, Katie Couric. Thus far this month, they’ve been apart almost as many mornings as they’ve been together; when “Today” went to London to cover the Queen’s Jubilee on June 4 and 5, Ms. Vieira sat in Ms. Curry’s place.

In recent interviews, Mr. Lauer has described his relationship with Ms. Curry as a transition. In one, on CNN last month,he said she had “the biggest heart in broadcasting.”

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 06:21 PM

What I don't like about her is her "serious voice" when she does a "sad" story or interview. Her voice goes to a whisper and has a very "unnatural" emotion to it.

As a news reader she was good, but as the major "sidekick" (IMO) she leaves much to be desired. They could do much better. Maybe, from recent appearances, Meridith is itching for a return.

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 06:23 PM

As with most news now, I heard this first on twitter today, in a joke that NBC was looking for new flavor for the Today show and would be replacing Ann Curry with Ann Cumin.

(I never said it was a good joke.)




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