Report: Matt Lauer Solely Responsible for Ann Curry Today Show Firing

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Savvy viewers noted it: Ann Curry did not look Matt Lauer in the eye during his farewell speech to her on Curry's final day as The Today Show co-host. She also barely acknowledged his hug.

Now we know why: according to an Us Weekly source, Lauer was "100 percent behind Ann leaving" the morning program after just one year, with the reporters "really icy to each other" in the days leading up to the official ousting.

"She refused to speak to him all week," an insider said of Curry.

Ann Curry and Matt Lauer

Curry has been demoted to foreign correspondent for NBC, while Savannah Guthrie now occupies her chair alongside Lauer.

But it didn't go unnoticed by many that Curry didn't officially introduce Guthrie last week, and on Savannah's first full day as co-host, nary a word was spoken about the woman she replaced.

Somewhere, Conan O'Brien is feeling Curry's pain.

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The so-called infectious smile of Savannah can only go so far. Matt took a liking to her at first and pushed NBC to oust Ann. He was a nobody when he first came on the scene and evolved into a big ticket guy over the years and now thinks he is something. The content of your show has reduced to boring and it was not Ann's fault. It was yours NBC with all the boring guests and topics. Maybe the producers need to be fired along with Lauer. Trust me, America is pissed for the treatment you gave Ann. Screw the $10 mill you gave her. You disgraced her on national TV. When Meredith left you killed the fatted calf with dancing and song and drama with a musical flair but with Ann, it was a "see ya!" So I say to you NBC. SEE YA!!!

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Get rid of Matt Lauer!!!! Ann was a very professional television host. We will not watch his morning show any more. This is sad. Good luck, Ann Currey.

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Why not Hota and Kathy. Ann was a class act and a wonderful humane type person. Such a caring person NBC will never see again!!!!! It was hard to see Ann say she was leaving and not through any fault of her own. Ann did not want to leave. Ratings down....ok...but I think NBC screwed up by taking Ann off and Savana will never measure up to her! Shame on you NBC and shame on you Matt. Have not decided to quit watching NBC because I still think a lot of Al and care for Matt in spite of what I'm hearing about him being responsible for Ann's leaving. May still end up with Good Morning America.

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I don't watch Today anymore. Really, Matt is the one who should have been ousted. He seems to think he knows people, but doesn't have one ounce the personality that Ann Curry has.

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It is sad to see Ann leave, especially as seen by the audience. Sometimes I do question the producers of the program...not only with their co-hosts selections, but the content of their program. My husband changes the channel because it says it's too much celebrity and not enough information about the things in life that really matter.

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NBC is a hellhole . Matt like George @ GMA is despicable.CBS is my new focus and NBC is history. Thanks Ann Curry for your sterling work and keep your head high. You are a class act .

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Matt is despicable and NBC is a ''hellhole'' A great fit . After 29 years of viewing ''TODAY'' I have turned my focus to ''CBS''. George @ GMA is a loser like Matt. Backstabbers like Matt and George are a disgrace to the ''Prime Time''!!

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well- a few days have bitten the dust-to bad wonder matt did not go along for the ride he sent ann on. the station is now not watched in our home, my patient's homes and anywhere else i have control of the tv. here is an idea-send matt off and bring ann back-this time being observed and appreciated for the class she has. oh wait- drinking kathi lee and her partner, matt and his huge ego..u have no class nor the ability to acquire any. good bye

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NBC, The Today Show and Steve Capus have to acknowledge the fury they have cause loyal show viewers who are no longer watching the morning show and have switched to GMA out of love and support to Ann Curry. Ann is a capable, honest, real human being who didn't deserve the horrible treatment shown her. Matt Lauer is a snake and poor Savannah is no replacement for Ann or any other reporter. Before NBC deletes all the negative Today Show - NBC posts, take a look at all the support for Ann and hate for the show and PTB. It says it all.

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NBC, The Today Show and Steve Capus have to acknowledge the fury they have cause loyal show viewers who are no longer watching the morning show and have switched to GMA out of love and support to Ann Curry. Ann is a capable, honest, real

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