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Sarah Palin Is Going Toe-To-Toe With Katie Couric This Week By Co-Hosting The 'Today' Show
Business Insider ^ | 04/01/2012 | Brett LoGiurato

Posted on 04/01/2012 12:16:19 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

No, this is not an April Fools joke.

Sarah Palin will co-host NBC's "Today" show on Tuesday morning, pitting her directly against Katie Couric, who is guest-hosting ABC's "Good Morning America" for the entirety of next week.

The direct competition with Couric could have been an enticing factor for Palin. It's her chance to get back at the "gotcha" tactics of Couric from the 2008 election, or the "lamestream" media, or the "elite liberal" media, or whatever she likes to call it these days. Maybe she'll grace us all with new adjectives!

And it signals a freak-out mode for NBC, which has been in more of a ratings battle with ABC's morning show lately and is undoubtedly worried about Couric's hosting stint this week on its rival's show. NBC has also recently announced a "surprise" guest host on Monday -- they are saying "a legend returns," according to Forbes.

NBC is billing Palin's guest spot as a "side you've never seen before," one that gives insight into "what she really thinks about GOP politics and the president.

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: katiecouric; palin; sarahpalin; today; todayshow

1 posted on 04/01/2012 12:16:21 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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Sarah Palin's New Ping List

"We'll keep our God, our guns and our Constitution."

2 posted on 04/01/2012 12:20:16 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Will Katie do her dump dance?


3 posted on 04/01/2012 12:21:43 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: onyx

She sure was photogenic that day.


4 posted on 04/01/2012 12:24:36 PM PDT by OKSooner (Never take a known wise-@$$ shooting with you.)
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To: onyx; SeekAndFind

I love it! :)


5 posted on 04/01/2012 12:24:44 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Since Couric is hosting all week, let's see what the ratings will be for her Tuesday show. I'm thinkin’ even the libs will watch Palin...for different reasons, of course.
6 posted on 04/01/2012 12:25:09 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: OKSooner

Yes, indeed. I love that photo, so I continue to use it.


7 posted on 04/01/2012 12:28:09 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: trisham

NBC? LOL.


8 posted on 04/01/2012 12:28:33 PM PDT by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: OKSooner

9 posted on 04/01/2012 12:31:12 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: OKSooner; onyx
She sure was photogenic that day.

Ditto that! Yum!

10 posted on 04/01/2012 12:32:21 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: SeekAndFind; onyx; All

11 posted on 04/01/2012 12:32:45 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93)
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To: Tex-Con-Man
I will be watching.
This show could be very different.
Do we have any hint of what topics will be covered?
I would think rising real unemployment, inflation, especially food and gas, energy, crony capitalism for privileged people, all would be a good change from Ms. Clinton's favorite cookie recipe.
And the guests could be a real eyeopener.
TWB
12 posted on 04/01/2012 12:33:10 PM PDT by TWhiteBear (Sarah Palin...The Flame of the North)
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To: beethovenfan

13 posted on 04/01/2012 12:33:46 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: SeekAndFind

Katie Couric is still on the air? Recycled has-been alert needed.


14 posted on 04/01/2012 12:34:22 PM PDT by edcoil (It is not over until I win.)
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To: jimbo123

Couldn’t you at least let me finish my peanut butter samwich before you did that?


15 posted on 04/01/2012 12:39:43 PM PDT by OKSooner (Never take a known wise-@$$ shooting with you.)
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To: jimbo123

LOL-


16 posted on 04/01/2012 12:43:18 PM PDT by chicken head
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To: jimbo123

Thanks for posting the photo, I officially lost my appetite LOL


17 posted on 04/01/2012 12:48:10 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: OKSooner

18 posted on 04/01/2012 12:50:23 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: SeekAndFind

katie needs ratings...

just another example of dems not being able to do it without help


19 posted on 04/01/2012 12:50:41 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: SeekAndFind

I won’t watch.

You can bet that everything she has no control of will be harder left than usual and meant to embarrass her.


20 posted on 04/01/2012 12:52:57 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: jimbo123

bwahahahahaha


21 posted on 04/01/2012 12:56:31 PM PDT by VRW Conspirator (Neo-communist equals Neo-fascist)
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To: SeekAndFind

Are we -sure- this isn’t an April fools joke? Man... This would make heads explode.


22 posted on 04/01/2012 1:01:10 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: SeekAndFind

Hard to believe a paid Fox News contributor would be allowed to host a show on a network competing with Fox and Friends.

Though I’ve been wrong before.


23 posted on 04/01/2012 1:05:58 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Myth Romney: "Governor Goodhair" is really just a Whig.)
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To: jimbo123

Yikes. That’s just wrong on so many levels.


24 posted on 04/01/2012 1:30:08 PM PDT by 6SJ7 (Meh.)
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To: SeekAndFind; All

Whoa....talk about a cat fight!!! Oh the fur is so gonna fly. And my money is so on Palin.


25 posted on 04/01/2012 1:47:23 PM PDT by el_texicano (Palinista to the core!)
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To: beethovenfan
Will Katie do her dump dance?

I think her dump dance was far superior to any of her performances as a 'TV journalist'.

26 posted on 04/01/2012 2:03:37 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: jimbo123

Katie missed her calling, in my opinion. She should’a been a sex kitten. She’s a total loser as a TV anchor.


27 posted on 04/01/2012 2:05:10 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: jimbo123

Is Katie giving dance instruction to the little girl, or....what?

Context....need context.

28 posted on 04/01/2012 2:08:53 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier
Is Katie giving dance instruction to the little girl, or....what?

It looks to me like the little girl on the left has a look that says, "mommie what are you doing?"

29 posted on 04/01/2012 2:27:22 PM PDT by mc5cents
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To: SeekAndFind
Not sure how she could do that while she's under contract with FOX, and isn't Couric still with CBS? I think this is an April Fools spoof but if they could pull it off it would give the Today Show ratings they haven't enjoyed since the 1960's (and not because of the Perky One).
30 posted on 04/01/2012 2:41:37 PM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: katana

They are not on the same show. Katie is hosting ABC that week. Sarah on NBC Tuesday. It is a ratings war that day.


31 posted on 04/01/2012 2:46:51 PM PDT by Truthfreesus
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To: mc5cents

It looks to me like the little girl on the left has a look that says, "mommie what are you doing?"

Katie to little girl: "It's a womyn thing, hon. You'll understand when you're a big girl."

32 posted on 04/01/2012 2:52:49 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I have my SageTV set to record it OTA on Tuesday.


33 posted on 04/01/2012 3:10:45 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: Truthfreesus

You’re right and I caught that when I re-read the article after posting. Still surprised that she could take the gig while under contract with FOX.


34 posted on 04/01/2012 3:27:21 PM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: Ramius
Are we -sure- this isn’t an April fools joke? Man... This would make heads explode.

Sarah Palin retweeted this on Saturday: "RT @MeganKToday: Tuesday @todayshow exclusive: @SarahPalinUSA live in studio. A side you haven't seen...More to come"

35 posted on 04/01/2012 3:31:09 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Newt says, "A nominee that depresses turnout won't beat Barack Obama.")
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To: katana

After her refusal to back Romney, FOX would probably love it if she got an offer from a competing network so they could get rid of her without having to deal with the negativity they’d get from conservatives if they fired her.


36 posted on 04/01/2012 3:32:42 PM PDT by JediJones (The Divided States of Obama's Declaration of Dependence: Death, Taxes and the Pursuit of Crappiness)
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To: jimbo123

Where were Children’s Protective Services that evening?
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37 posted on 04/01/2012 3:42:47 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: GeronL
You can bet that everything she has no control of will be harder left than usual and meant to embarrass her.

If this is true (and not an April Fools joke, as I suspect), I'm not happy about it. You're right, NBC will do everything possible to make her look bad, from poor camera angles, giving her miscues, bad direction, anything you can possibly think of.

I would have guessed Sarah wouldn't agree to this. Why not do a week-long guest co-host on a Fox show, where the the network is at least not as openly hostile to Governor Palin?

38 posted on 04/01/2012 4:45:47 PM PDT by lonevoice (Klepto Baracka Marxo, impeach we much.)
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To: Ramius

RE: Are we -sure- this isn’t an April fools joke? Man... This would make heads explode.

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Well, the article I posted anticipated your question by saying IT ISN’T a joke as its first sentence.

CNN also reports this :

http://www.cnn.com/2012/04/01/showbiz/palin-today-show/index.html

So does the Chicago Tribune :

http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/sns-rt-us-sarahpalin-todaybre8300i8-20120401,0,1438208.story

So does the New York Post:

http://www.nypost.com/p/entertainment/tv/sarah_palin_fills_america_host_today_P3tJTPALUhbnTAKGVo7jOJ

So does Forbes:

http://www.forbes.com/sites/rogerfriedman/2012/04/01/today-show-flips-out-brings-in-sarah-palin-surprise-guest-to-ward-off-katie-couric/


39 posted on 04/01/2012 5:20:38 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

NBC today show is having various problems at the moment. The MSM is falling apart. In Today Show’s case Couric wanted to go to greener pastures and fled 6 years ago. Meredith Vieira did not really pull in the ratings but the show did ok after she replaced. It expanded to four hours and brought in Kathie Lee Gifford for hour 4 with Hoda. Show is not the greatest thing on earth.

Well recent reports show that the show is losing more ratings and having problems. They let Meredith go because she had personal health issues with her Husband and couldn’t stay on. So what I read said that people were 50-50 in picking Ann Curry to replace her. But they did and now it sounds like gawker says it isn’t going well.

Now the show is thinking of dumping Ann because Matt is unhappy and wants out, but reports are Matt signed a deal to stay which is undisclosed. So if that is the case then liberal Guthrie, who moved from MSNBC to today show’s 3rd hour after years at Court TV, will take over.

Then Seacrest will be on Tuesday to make announcement. He was supposed to have replaced Matt. It’s all rumors now if Matt stays on.

They are confused on the direction at the moment. Natalie Morales, who has a Husband in the army, is basically being passed over, but the show is all over the map.

They do liberal news hours 1 and 2, but by hour 2 jump to celebrity and entertainment junk. Hour 3 is like a different show. they do fashion junk among other things. Hour 4 is the KLG/Hoda hour and most of it is from another floor.

ABC’s GMA stole as a correspondent the old Insider woman Lara Spencer and ratings have improved. But the show is upset Couric is filling in. Elisabeth Vargas feels passed over as she is the usual fill in.

What most people may not know is Fox News and Fox Business is around the corner from Rockefeller center. So Msnbc’s studio is across from Fox news. WABC and one of the ABC studio’s is down the street. But GMA comes from Times Square in a studio away from the main ABC building.

CNBC is in New Jersey. Bloomberg Business is somewhere else in Manhattan, New York City.


40 posted on 04/01/2012 6:57:42 PM PDT by Mozilla
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Thanks onyx. I hope she takes one of those little bottles of hand sanitizer.


41 posted on 04/01/2012 9:34:30 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: onyx
"a side you haven't seen"???

She's been doing some studying up on a few things.
Betcha...

42 posted on 04/02/2012 3:18:04 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romney - Santorum: Twin Sons of Different Mothers...)
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