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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Love Ann Curry, please bring her back........

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I don't like Matt Lauer. When Ann was on the couch the last day with other anchors he acted like everything was o.k. Ann did not even want to give him a hug. You could tell by the look on her face and also her attitude. There was another lady who he supposely had an affair with and his wife told him if that particular lady took Ann's place that she would file for divorce. Al Roker has had me LMAO lately because he has been throwing little jabs @ Lauer. This feud is going to boil over.

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ROFLMFAO........yes..... I been telling you peeps. Matt "the Nose" Lauer is the problem....along with Jim "Cheesy" King, and Steve "Cheesburger" Capus. Morons. As long as "the Nose" is hosting the Yesterday Show....people won't watch. Jim King needs to be gone along with Lauer. What a pair of "douche bag sniffers". Let the ()&()*^&() "Yesterday Show" sink. Nobody Butt Clowns network can die and blow away. They all suck !

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I hate to say this, but his time is over ! After what he did to Ann Curry, talk about throwing Ann under the bus so blatantly, and now I assume he doesn't care much, afterall he got the millions already. This network should open their eyes and please do smell the coffee, why the rating keeps sliding off.... Well you got the answer, that joker who's still sitting in the couch ..... Talk about " Who's kidding who "
Remember, KARMA's a bitch !!

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Well honestly I don't see how the ratings are down. They've been having so many interesting segments and their concert series has been great. They were fantastic during their time in London and when they returned to NY I was impressed with their reenactments of historic moments. I think people just like to create drama and place blame on the anchors for decline in ratings. I like the today show crew, and yes I think Ann Curry should be brought back if not as co anchor then at the news desk or special correspondent.

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Love Al Roker. He remind me of a cute little teddy bear. Not sure if Lester will work. Still miss Ann Curry. NBC needs to bring her back....

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Anyone but Lauer & his squeaky flighty wimps! Lauer - one person, one devious despicable arrogant wimp, one evil devious sissy wimp .... brought about all of the chaos & crisis @ the Today Show! Does he care? Of course not! However, when the real boomerang sets in, and it will, let's see if he cares! He will be in denial til dooms day! Lauer will reap what he sow big time! Karma!

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I have not watch since Ann left. I could not believe what was done to Ann. I only watch when Ann was on. I don't think Matt is good as I am concern he seems so phony. As for that other girl she is just there does not impress me. I hope they can bring Ann back and if they were to would resume watching.

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Bring back katie...her and matt were good together. Nbc should be ashamed of what they did to ann curry. Sorry but savannah is horrible. I still watch nbc cause i do like matt and al but the women.....no way.....if you cant get katie go looking somewhere else instead of in house. They are just not what a morning show needs.

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I HOPE ANN CURRY IS SITTING SOME PLACE, SIPPING A MARTINI, WITH A HUGE SMILE ON HER FACE. WHAT THEY DID TO HER WAS A DISGRACE. NOW MATT IS CATCHING THE BLAME FOR BAD RATINGS AFTER BLAMING THEM ON ANN. SINCE THEY HAVE DECLINED AT RAPID SPEED SINCE HER DEPARTING, I GUESS WE KNOW WHO SHOULD HAVE GONE. MATT THREW ANN UNDER THE BUS AND GOT HIS HUGE CONTRACT SIGNED. HE MAY BE AN ASSHOLE, BUT HE'S NOT STUPID. I DECIDED TO NOT WATCH THE SHOW AFTER ANN LEFT AS DID MANY OTHERS. IT LOOKS LIKE THE TODAY SHOW WILL SOON BE THE SHOW THE SHOW OF YESTERDAY. LMFAO KARMA'S A BITCH...!!!!!

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