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spiderlashes5000 06-28-2012 09:53 AM

Ann Curry leaving Today
 
What's this all about?

They're blaming bad ratings on her bc the chemistry btwn her an Matt was off?

Who gives a rat's asz about the chemistry btwn them?

What did Meredith do that was so much more compelling and entertaining than Ann?

I just don't get this stuff (and I have a journalism degree!!). When i watch these shows, I want to hear the local weather, if anything noteworthy happened on Capitol Hill, and maybe something a little interesting for the water cooler.

I want the stories well researched and clearly reported. If I can get a glimpse of the anchor's shoes, cool. But I really don't give damn about the playful banter or sexual tension or witty repartee or whatever btwn these two people.

damsel_fly 06-28-2012 10:18 AM

I agree.
I didn't need or want my newspeople to be "stars."
Their banter often got on my nerves.
Just gimme the news!

luvmylocs 06-28-2012 10:33 AM

i feel sorry for ann curry. she's a good journalist. she waited patiently while they replaced katie with meredith even though she had been the stand in for all those years. she's good, talented and respected. i'm sorry. when i first heard of this it reeked of racism. is the chemistry off because they can't see an asian woman and a white guy leading a top show? from what i understand ratings were only down one week to abc. you can't tell me they were never down, not one single week with the previous hosts. i hope ann curry gets something good for all her years in the field.

HipsterSoul 06-28-2012 12:13 PM

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Originally Posted by luvmylocs (Post 1983635)
i feel sorry for ann curry. she's a good journalist. she waited patiently while they replaced katie with meredith even though she had been the stand in for all those years. she's good, talented and respected. i'm sorry. when i first heard of this it reeked of racism. is the chemistry off because they can't see an asian woman and a white guy leading a top show? from what i understand ratings were only down one week to abc. you can't tell me they were never down, not one single week with the previous hosts. i hope ann curry gets something good for all her years in the field.

That's what I think.

journotraveler 06-28-2012 12:29 PM

I think that Ann Curry is a horrible on-air interviewer/host, she's awkward, clearly ill at ease and asks really stupid questions. (I remember cringing when she interviewed Edward P. Jones, author of The Known World.

BUT she is a solid journalist, particularly in the international arena and didn't deserve this treatment. I also could give a rat's ass about on-air chemistry between the hosts.

I used to watch The Today Show every a.m. to hear the news. I haven't watched it in years, too much fluff. Yuck.

The New Black 06-28-2012 12:38 PM

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Originally Posted by journotraveler (Post 1983698)
I think that Ann Curry is a horrible on-air interviewer/host, she's awkward, clearly ill at ease and asks really stupid questions. (I remember cringing when she interviewed Edward P. Jones, author of The Known World.

BUT she is a solid journalist, particularly in the international arena and didn't deserve this treatment. I also could give a rat's ass about on-air chemistry between the hosts.

I used to watch The Today Show every a.m. to hear the news. I haven't watched it in years, too much fluff. Yuck.

I agree. As the program's lead, the anchor position also requires charisma. But Curry doesn't have that.

I also think her departure could have been hastened by Matt Lauer. idk though (of course)...I read somewhere that he once had an affair with Natalie Morales. Maybe Curry wasn't ready to drop trou to get ahead.

thelio 06-28-2012 12:40 PM

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Originally Posted by The New Black (Post 1983707)
Quote:

Originally Posted by journotraveler (Post 1983698)
I think that Ann Curry is a horrible on-air interviewer/host, she's awkward, clearly ill at ease and asks really stupid questions. (I remember cringing when she interviewed Edward P. Jones, author of The Known World.

BUT she is a solid journalist, particularly in the international arena and didn't deserve this treatment. I also could give a rat's ass about on-air chemistry between the hosts.

I used to watch The Today Show every a.m. to hear the news. I haven't watched it in years, too much fluff. Yuck.

I agree. As the program's lead, the anchor position also requires charisma. But Curry doesn't have that.

I also think her departure could have been hastened by Matt Lauer. idk though (of course)...I read somewhere that he once had an affair with Natalie Morales. Maybe Curry wasn't ready to drop trou to get ahead.

If thats the case, I have even more respect for her.

The New Black 06-28-2012 02:08 PM

^^^Me too.

xcptnl 06-28-2012 05:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by journotraveler (Post 1983698)
I think that Ann Curry is a horrible on-air interviewer/host, she's awkward, clearly ill at ease and asks really stupid questions. (I remember cringing when she interviewed Edward P. Jones, author of The Known World.

BUT she is a solid journalist, particularly in the international arena and didn't deserve this treatment. I also could give a rat's ass about on-air chemistry between the hosts.

I used to watch The Today Show every a.m. to hear the news. I haven't watched it in years, too much fluff. Yuck.

I agree with paragraph one. She always seems awkward. Almost like she is trying too hard. Dunno.

roseannadana 06-28-2012 06:31 PM

I've always liked her and I am sorry to see her go.

mrspoppers 06-28-2012 07:34 PM

I love Ann Curry. However, I don't think co-anchor of the Today show is a good fit for her. She did really well in a supporting role but I don't get the feeling that being out front is natural for her.

I really like Hoda Kotb and wish she'd get the job. We already know she can do it because she's great on her show with Kathie Lee. It's KL that I can't stand.

I actually like Natalie Morales too but the drama with Matt is a distraction that I'm not interested in. All those rumors were originally in the National Enquirer and haven't been confirmed on the record by anyone that I can find.

roseannadana 06-28-2012 07:51 PM

What rumors?

insideout 06-28-2012 07:52 PM

I think this is a good move in the long run. I like Ann Curry as a person but thought her move to co-anchor with Matt was not a good one.

I have always thought that she had terrible chemistry with Matt Lauer and Al Roker and she is very awkward during interviews and in ad lib situations.

I wish her the best but this was not the job for her.

rileyb 06-28-2012 08:48 PM

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Originally Posted by roseannadana (Post 1984101)
What rumors?

Supposedly Matt and Natalie had an affair while at the Torino Olympics.

roseannadana 06-28-2012 08:50 PM

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Originally Posted by rileyb (Post 1984150)
Quote:

Originally Posted by roseannadana (Post 1984101)
What rumors?

Supposedly Matt and Natalie had an affair while at the Torino Olympics.

I hadn't heard that one.

roseannadana 06-29-2012 05:53 AM

I googled! I did not know he is the suspected father of one of Morales children. Rumored, of course.

frau 06-29-2012 08:01 AM

i like ann curry's news reporting style and i like her but look at this interview with brad pitt: she stepped over the line by touching him and she's just so awkward

i don't think it's racism but rather a coldness about her and dare i say a lack of sexiness. i think america needs to have a more cutesy, ditsy or physically sexier woman who doesn't mentally overshadow matt. (sadly)

i don't know what it is but no matter what woman is around as co-anchor, the woman always seems to manage to keep her head a slight bit lower than the man's. (theoretically i mean)

http://img2-1.timeinc.net/ew/dynamic...__bryant_l.jpg

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/sit...s_2010_a_l.jpg

http://www.mediaite.com/wp-content/u...today-show.jpg

in each case, no matter how smart the woman is, the man is the lead. the woman gives the warmth.

Saria 06-29-2012 08:40 AM

Yikes, that interview! It's not even the touching thing, it's the questions she asks him and his need to steer her in a different direction.

The New Black 06-29-2012 11:38 AM

Here's the vid of her announcing her departure. It was very sad. I'm not sure what she means by her "groundbreaker" comment. I guess she meant as an Asian anchorwoman...

Ann Curry Replaced By Savannah Guthrie As 'Today' Co-Host? - Music, Celebrity, Artist News | MTV.com

luvmylocs 06-29-2012 12:07 PM

frau your comments and pics help me see the situation differently. thanks!

and i did not know the scope on natalie/matt. she's got a column in latina magazine which i read. i'm pretty sure it's her. talking about balancing motherhood. i never knew. i knew matt and wife were rumored to have issues.

yep natalie writes for latina good stuff too....

man i did not like that video!!! it seems like she's admitting she did something wrong. who gets fired and has to acknowledge it like that publically. booo nbc!! and booo today show!! if she was that good as they are all saying she could have kept her damn job. ick! this is not the way to handle journalistic professionals.


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