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.