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Should Ann Curry be removed from Today?


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#26 OFFLINE   Stewart Vernon

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Posted 20 June 2012 - 10:41 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.)


Another bad joke/headline...

"Ann Curry asked to take a powder"

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 05:23 AM

You know what else I hate about her? The way she touches her guests. Arm pats, hand squeezes. Very unprofessional - she's not a counselor, she's supposed to be a reporter.

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 07:55 AM

You know what else I hate about her? The way she touches her guests. Arm pats, hand squeezes. Very unprofessional - she's not a counselor, she's supposed to be a reporter.


Aren't those shows supposed to in many ways be less formal and more friendly? I haven't watched one since I was a kid and my grandparents watched Bryant Gumbel and Jane Pauley. But I seem to remember it not being much hard news or anything. More of a mid morning talk show type setting that does news updates every so often.

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 08:18 AM

Pretty much. Personally, I'd take Ann over Katie Couric any day.

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 01:27 PM

I generally don't care for the fake "we're your friends in your house" atmosphere of any of the morning programs... so honestly, it would be difficult for me to rank any of them higher than another.

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Posted 21 June 2012 - 04:45 PM

Ann Curry is a lovely, warm and welcoming person. She works very hard and performs her job well. I would much rather have her as "Today" co-host, and as a friend or neighbor than (not then) some of you hyper-critical biddies.

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 01:33 PM

Ann Curry - NBC's $10 MILLION MISTAKE:

http://www.tmz.com/2...dollars-salary/


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Posted 22 June 2012 - 01:38 PM

Actually, thinking about it, what I can't stand is the Hota Kotb/Kathie Lee Gifford hour. I don't see any of it much since I've left the house by then, but every once in a while I'm reminded. I know, different target audience but yikes. I'd rather watch The View.

Another article on TMZ, they offered Meredith Viera more money to come back, but she turned it down. New co-anchor front runner, Savannah Guthrie.

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 01:54 PM

Used to have the Today show on before the CBS This Morning show was revamped. Ann Curry is awful. She is a horrible interviewer and definitely has trouble effectively communicating with guests. She was fine when she was behind the news desk but being a co-host is clearly not the job for her. Plus I can't stand Al Roker - such an idiot and don't get me started on the Smuckers 100+ birthdays. Those just plain bum me out.
Love the CBS This Morning show now. Big fan of Charlie Rose and I think they do a decent job presenting the news in this current atmosphere of news needing to be entertainment. Guess that's what happens when you roll your news division into the entertainment division. Just my .02.
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Posted 22 June 2012 - 02:05 PM

The Smuckers Happy Birthday thing has been a Today Show staple since 1983. It's a tradition at this point.

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 02:20 PM

The Smuckers Happy Birthday thing has been a Today Show staple since 1983. It's a tradition at this point.


I know. I'm not trying to be mean just giving my opinion. I'm sure there are many who still enjoy the segment. I just find it a bit sad. Willard Scott labors thru it and it's getting very difficult to even understand what he is saying. I don't think anyone should get put out to pasture because they've turned the calendar quite a bit but I would like to be able to understand what they're saying. However, with that said I should be so lucky to make it to 100 with good health. My own Mother died before she was 50 from a brain tumor so I'm sure it's a blessing for the families of the senior birthdays that they still have them around to love. :) I'll just continue watching the CBS Morning Show.
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Posted 22 June 2012 - 03:55 PM

I give a lot of credit to ABC for what they've done with GMA. Pairing George Stephanopolous as Robin Robert's partner was perfect, as these two have great chemistry. They have the entertainment reporter covering that fluff (leaving the anchors for the meatier topics), Sam is relatable, Josh is fun ... honestly the whole crew has great chemistry. It's not hard to see why GMA has been beating Today.

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 04:49 PM

Ann Curry is a lovely, warm and welcoming person. She works very hard and performs her job well. I would much rather have her as "Today" co-host, and as a friend or neighbor than (not then) some of you hyper-critical biddies.

I wouldn't mind her as a neighbor or even a good buddy as I am sure she is a very nice person but as a "co-anchor" she leaves a lot to be desired.

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 06:27 PM

I know. I'm not trying to be mean just giving my opinion. I'm sure there are many who still enjoy the segment. I just find it a bit sad. Willard Scott labors thru it and it's getting very difficult to even understand what he is saying. I don't think anyone should get put out to pasture because they've turned the calendar quite a bit but I would like to be able to understand what they're saying. However, with that said I should be so lucky to make it to 100 with good health. My own Mother died before she was 50 from a brain tumor so I'm sure it's a blessing for the families of the senior birthdays that they still have them around to love. :) I'll just continue watching the CBS Morning Show.


I do understand where you're coming from. Willard is older than his age I think. He's 78, but seems older. Of course we don't know his health. When Dick Clark had his stroke, he had a lot of guts to come back even in a limited role. Many would have left on top.

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 09:03 PM

The Smuckers Happy Birthday thing has been a Today Show staple since 1983. It's a tradition at this point.


Seems like it was longer ago than 1983 that Willard started doing the birthday announcements. I remember back when he would sometimes be in the studio in New York to do the weather, and sometimes would seen on a remote feed from Washington -- and when he was in New York, he'd have a toupee, but in Washington, he'd be bald. :confused:

I haven't watched "Today" much since I was involved with its closed-captioning, in late 1997 through about mid-1998.
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Posted 22 June 2012 - 09:30 PM

Used to have the Today show on before the CBS This Morning show was revamped.................... Big fan of Charlie Rose and I think they do a decent job presenting the news in this current atmosphere of news needing to be entertainment. Guess that's what happens when you roll your news division into the entertainment division. Just my .02.


Culled this part of your comment b/c my wife did the same thing. She's watched NBC morning for as long as I can remember and has gotten so bummed about the Not News she switched to CBS Morning and has been raving about it for the last 8 weeks. I don't know much about any of the morning shows, but my wife is about as Compulsive as it comes as far as routine goes and for her to change anything like this is a HUGE leap.

I think I last watched morning TV shows when Hugh Downs was still host and maybe a little of Jane Pauley's early days plus a little of the earliest GMA days.

I only know Ms Curry as a news person and think very highly of her in that vein, but I just don't get the whole News show buddy buddy stuff at any hour of the day.

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 03:58 AM

I give a lot of credit to ABC for what they've done with GMA. Pairing George Stephanopolous


I would never give anyone credit for hiring Stephy. Well, maybe for a dunk tank at a carnival. But then I'd go broke and ruin my arm.
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Posted 23 June 2012 - 07:39 AM

I would never give anyone credit for hiring Stephy. Well, maybe for a dunk tank at a carnival. But then I'd go broke and ruin my arm.


:D That's why you'are all "SayWhat?" and I'm all Drew2k with it... :cool:

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 07:12 PM

The end is near ...


'Today' host Ann Curry takes hit, counts tomorrows

http://www.mercuryne...ounts-tomorrows

NEW YORK—Tuesday morning, Ann Curry got thumped by a "Today" TV camera.

It happened during a crowd-panning sequence out on Rockefeller Plaza: Curry's face collided (or appeared to) with the camera lens on live TV.

Matt Lauer introduced her as "old flat-nose Ann Curry," in a likely reference to a character in "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," as everybody shared a laugh at her expense.

Still, this indignity was small potatoes for the wakeup host, who has faced down months of speculation that she hasn't pulled her weight in the morning-show ratings war.

But if shrinking ratings for "Today" seem to be leading Curry into the sunset, the fault may not lie in her performance as much as in the nature of the war she was drafted to fight.

Curry, who was tapped to sit alongside Lauer when Meredith Vieira left NBC's "Today" last June, is reportedly about to pay the price for the resurgence of ABC's "Good Morning America," which recently snapped the winning ratings streak "Today" had reveled in for more than 16 years.

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Posted 26 June 2012 - 09:15 PM

Report: Savannah Guthrie Offered Ann Curry's Job on Today
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Posted 27 June 2012 - 01:28 AM

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.”


To which phrelin appended:

Ouch!


It occurred to me that that faint praise is like a female trying to set up a guy with one of her ugly friends. When asked if she was attractive, the reply was, "Well, all the girls like her!"
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Posted 27 June 2012 - 07:56 AM

It occurred to me that that faint praise is like a female trying to set up a guy with one of her ugly friends. When asked if she was attractive, the reply was, "Well, all the girls like her!"


I know backhanded comments and faint praise is often maligned... but consider that it could be worse.

What about the girls that "all the girls hate" and have nothing but bad things to say when asked?

I'm a guy... but I think I'd rather have someone say "He's nice" as a way of avoiding saying I'm ugly in physical appearance than to have someone say "he's a jerk"... Not that I had a choice on my genetics, but I'd rather be a less attractive nice guy than a handsome jerk.

Do women not feel the same? I mean in general, not when asked by a specific person that you like... just in general, would you rather be a "nice girl" that might be perceived as unattractive or a pretty girl that is perceived as, well, something that rhymes with itch?

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 10:58 AM

She's gone, and I'm happy (even though Today has lost me as a viewer)

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 12:55 PM

She's gone, and I'm happy (even though Today has lost me as a viewer)

It certainly took you long enough to get the job done. Your original post was on 04-04-11.:D

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Posted 28 June 2012 - 01:09 PM

She's gone, and I'm happy (even though Today has lost me as a viewer)

:lol: Why does it matter if you don't watch? That's like being happy a show's canceled that you don't watch.
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