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Source: Matt Lauer Leaving the 'Today' Show
etonline.com ^ | April 6, 2011 | ETONLINE STAFF

Posted on 04/06/2011 3:26:50 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

As headlines have Meredith Vieira leaving the "Today" show, a source tells ET and The Insider that Matt Lauer has notified his NBC bosses that he will be resigning from the "Today" show when his contract expires on December 31, 2012.

Could he be thinking about re-teaming with his former "Today" show co-host Katie Couric and his former "Today" show executive producer Jeff Zucker? It has been widely speculated that Couric is expected to leave the "CBS Evening News" and launch her own talk show with Zucker.

The "Today" show released a statement Wednesday, saying, "There seems to be an awful lot of speculation around news anchors these days, and it's not our practice to comment on any of it. Matt Lauer has a long term contract with NBC News and 'Today.'"

(Excerpt) Read more at etonline.com ...


TOPICS: TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: katiecouric; mattlauer; meredithvieira; nbc; todayshow

1 posted on 04/06/2011 3:26:53 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

matt who?


2 posted on 04/06/2011 3:28:25 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

These shows are going the way of the Dodo Bird, as well as Network News shows.


3 posted on 04/06/2011 3:28:40 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Free ThinkerNY

If you resign from a show that nobody watches, does anyone care?


4 posted on 04/06/2011 3:34:08 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Beck and Lauer off the tube?

What a great day!


5 posted on 04/06/2011 3:34:58 PM PDT by TomServo
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To: Joe Boucher
The toadie show?
6 posted on 04/06/2011 3:35:18 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Sarah and the Conservatives will rock your world.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Meredith Vieira and Matt Lauer?

Whatever happened to Dave Garroway and J. Fred Muggs?

7 posted on 04/06/2011 3:35:27 PM PDT by Tupelo (The Boudicca from Wasilla supporter)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“contract expires on December 31, 2012”

A year and a half notice? I find that odd.


8 posted on 04/06/2011 3:38:13 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: FatherofFive
"If you resign from a show that nobody watches, does anyone care?"

Just the guy that paints the names on the dressing rooms.

9 posted on 04/06/2011 3:39:27 PM PDT by Average Al
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To: Tupelo

The mistake was in not keeping J. Fred....


10 posted on 04/06/2011 3:47:31 PM PDT by ixtl (You live and learn, or you don't live long.)
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To: Tupelo

I thought Lauer was J. Fred Muggs.


11 posted on 04/06/2011 3:52:09 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: dfwgator; FatherofFive; Average Al; Joe Boucher

“NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams” Continues Lead As Most-Watched Newscast

“NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams” was America’s number one newscast for the week ending March 6, 2011, according to Nielsen Media Research data.

The NBC broadcast delivered 9.319 million total viewers, ABC “World News’” 8.473 million and CBS “Evening News’” 6.023 million.

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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2689611/posts

(Those are big numbers.)


12 posted on 04/06/2011 3:55:32 PM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Free ThinkerNY

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ.


13 posted on 04/06/2011 4:15:20 PM PDT by duckman (My Grandma Isn't Shovel Ready!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Who watches that crap?


14 posted on 04/06/2011 4:22:28 PM PDT by VeeP22
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Heh...heh...and the loss is?........


15 posted on 04/06/2011 4:25:45 PM PDT by Shamrock-DW
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Matt Lauer is a lying scumbag (must-see video)

That foul, stinking p.o.s. can drop dead on the air as far as I'm concerned.

16 posted on 04/06/2011 4:36:47 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

They seem a bit high. But when you compare them to the population or those that watch Dancing with the Stars
etc. it is pretty pathetic.


17 posted on 04/06/2011 4:41:24 PM PDT by Average Al
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To: Average Al

Bill O’Reilly’s always bragging about his ratings, but he doesn’t get the numbers the networks news get.


18 posted on 04/06/2011 4:43:53 PM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

If I catch O’Reilly I see him in reruns at 5 AM EST. After dinner I have had it with news shows. How many people watch O’Reilly, 1.5 to 2M?


19 posted on 04/06/2011 4:48:06 PM PDT by Average Al
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Girlie man on a girlie show.


20 posted on 04/06/2011 4:49:28 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion is the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Dr. Scarpetta
but he doesn’t get the numbers the networks news get

Conservatives tend to underestimate the continuing influence and popularity of the MSM. If I read the numbers right, more people see network news in one night than see Beck in a week.

21 posted on 04/06/2011 4:51:39 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: jjotto
Conservatives tend to underestimate the continuing influence and popularity of the MSM.

Exactly right.

22 posted on 04/06/2011 4:55:51 PM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: jjotto

“Conservatives tend to underestimate the continuing influence and popularity of the MSM. If I read the numbers right, more people see network news in one night than see Beck in a week.”

The Today show is on in the MORNING the last time I saw it (about 3 years ago). News comprises less than 10% of that show. Matt Lauer is not a journalist, he is a left wing ideologue just like his fellow queen bee katydid was (is).

Everybody doesn’t have satellite or cable tv so for them there is no other option. Others watch out of a force of habit that they won’t change. Those factors don’t necessarily indicate the influence or popularity of the MSM. For the 20+ adult years before I had cable/satellite, I had no other choice and there were numerous occasions when I wanted to throw something at the TV to hit Brokenjaw, Blather, CROCKite, or Jennings because of their continuous left wing slanted presentation of the news. I suspect there are those in that boat today.


23 posted on 04/06/2011 9:20:13 PM PDT by secondamendmentkid
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To: jjotto
Conservatives tend to underestimate the continuing influence and popularity of the MSM.

That is probably true. I don't watch TV except for sports. Now that College hoops are over, I won't watch TV until the NBA finals, and then nothing until college football starts again.

Since none of my circle of friends watch any MSM, I wrongly assume nobody watches.

24 posted on 04/08/2011 8:15:33 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Hey, Matt...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmoIuAcbIb4


25 posted on 04/11/2011 11:42:19 AM PDT by winstonwolf33
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