Skip to comments.Source: Matt Lauer Leaving the 'Today' Show
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.'"
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These shows are going the way of the Dodo Bird, as well as Network News shows.
If you resign from a show that nobody watches, does anyone care?
Beck and Lauer off the tube?
What a great day!
Whatever happened to Dave Garroway and J. Fred Muggs?
“contract expires on December 31, 2012”
A year and a half notice? I find that odd.
Just the guy that paints the names on the dressing rooms.
The mistake was in not keeping J. Fred....
I thought Lauer was J. Fred Muggs.
“NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams” Continues Lead As Most-Watched Newscast
NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams was Americas 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.
(Those are big numbers.)
Who watches that crap?
Heh...heh...and the loss is?........
That foul, stinking p.o.s. can drop dead on the air as far as I'm concerned.
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.
Bill O’Reilly’s always bragging about his ratings, but he doesn’t get the numbers the networks news get.
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?
Girlie man on a girlie show.
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.
“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.
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.
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