Today Show Turmoil: Matt Lauer vs. Lester Holt!

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Ann Curry may be gone, but problems at The Today Show remain.

With ratings continuing to decline and the program losing out to Good Morning America on a regular basis, blame is starting to make its way all around to the show's golden boy: Matt Lauer.

"Staffers and producers at the Today Show hold Matt Lauer responsible for the continued decline in the ratings because they hold him responsible for Ann Curry being fired," a source tells Radar. "The staff wants Ann to be brought back and want Matt replaced with [weekend anchor] Lester Holt, but they know the odds of this happening are slim to none."

That's for sure. Lauer just signed a mammoth contract to remain lead anchor. Still, it bears asking: Who would you prefer to see behind the main desk?

And the Winner is?

Matt Lauer or Lester Holt? Which of these anchors would you prefer to see lead The Today Show? View Poll »

While we don't see another staff change happening any time soon, one must wonder how the program will respond if Al Roker and company continue to openly mock Lauer on the air.

It's suddenly getting more awkward on NBC morning than it will when Robert Pattinson walks Kristen Stewart down the Breaking Dawn red carpet.

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Clean house for M-F group!!! Love the weekend team!!!

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Love weekend team and Jenna bush!!! How about cleaning house for the Monday-Friday group???? Just asking!!!!

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Gutherie adds nothing to the show. She is not a journalist nor a correspondent and is incapable of c9overing the hard news or interviews. Bring Ann Curry back, please.

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Get rid of Savannah Gurtrie. She is disgusting.
Can't stand her and won't watch until she is gone.

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Matt is a pig, I don't watch the when he is around. Program directors wake up and kick him to the side of the road

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I SOUND LIKE ALL THE OTHER VIEWERS , I CAN'T WATCH THE TODAY SHOW ANYMORE..WHY CAN'T LESTER HOLT BE THE MAN ON TODAY..HE IS MORE PLEASANT, AND HE IS SEXY, AND NICE TO LOOK AT..I LOVE HIS VOICE, AND HIS PERSONALITY..NBC DID ANN WRONG..SHE'S A LOT BETTER THAN MATT !!! I THINK HE WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR HER BEING FIRED, AND I BELIEVE HE WAS JOB SCARED..I CAN'T STAND HIM, HE WHINES , AND THAT IS DISGUSTING FOR A GROWN MAN TO ACT THAT WAY..SO NOW, I WATCH CBS, BECAUSE I CAN'T STAND STEPENAPOLIS OR HOWEVER YOU SPELL IT...GET RID OF THE ZERO, AND HIRE MY HERO, LESTER HOLT !!!!!!

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I think they were correct in taking Ann off as anchor. I do not think she asked the best questions while interviewing people. She was better at reporting the news. Savannah was a good choice or anchor. She asks good questions and is refreshing. In my opinion Natalie lacks the charisma.

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Matt needs to leave the Today Show. I was a big fan of his years ago, in fact I was watching it when he first started. The best thing to do is fire him since his head has gotten way to big for him to do anything worthwhile watching. Shame on you Matt. You have seem to forgotten that you are just another person just like the rest of us! You really need to be brought down off your high horse! It would be great to bring back Ann and Katie, that would definately bring ratings back up.

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Bring back Ann,and bring on board Lester Holt,,he walks rings around Matt.

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I agree, I won't watch til Ann is back. She was the only relatable person on there! she seemed HUMAN. Lester Holt seems to be very professional & down to earth

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