Matt Lauer or Lester Holt? Which of these anchors would you prefer to see lead The Today Show?
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I watched Lester here in Chicago. Always liked him-- He's way way better than Matt.....
There are certain television moments we all remember... for instance The day MASH series went off the air. I can't help but also remember now the tearful goodbye from Ann Curry as she left what was one of the few television programs I consistently watched over the years. I wish it hadn't happened. I'm not sure who is responsible but it was like watching a train wreck and an old trusted journalist was stuck in the wreckage. Now the Today Show feels like broken pieces. It doesn't seem like a cohesive unit. Even the rundown is awful.
I don't know who did what, but I do know I stopped watching after 20 plus years, because of the way the treated Ann Curry. Really, how could they!!!
Matt Lauer is so liberal in his bias that he alienates a large portion of the show's potential audience. He also comes off in a mean-spirited way with overtones of condescension that prevents me from watching The Today Show. Lester Holt seems to have a humanity and warmth about him that is very appealing. People want to start their day in a positive way, not in a negative way. I think John Coffey said it best - 'I'm tired of people bein' ugly to each other. I'm tired of all the pain I feel and hear in the world today. They's too much of it."
It's good to see I'm not alone. I also switched to GMA after Ann C. was uncerimoniously replaced. As a child my parents watched the Today Show and I continued to watch as an adult. However, I'm now completely tired of the way female anchors are treated on the Today Show. Ann has shown herself to be a woman of substance, someone who's opinion I respected, and to see her ousted because she didn't giggle at Matt's jokes stinks. The Today Show needs to realize this is 2012 not the 1950s - women are not pretty accessories to be switched out on a whim. The Today Show should have addressed their ratings problems more thoughtfully.
Get rid of Matt. I am another that will not watch as long as he is there. TODAY has a history of treating their female co host poorly and for that reason I choose GMA. Its a terrific show and noone there is a premadonna like good old Matt
YOU LET THE WRONG ONE GO.SEND MATT OFF LIKE YOU DID ANN CURRY.YOU MADE THE WRONG CHOICE. ANN DESERVES BETTER THAN WHAT YOU DID TO HER.ANN CURRY WAS WHAT MADE THE SHOW. I MISS ANN.IM WITH THE OTHERS....SHAME ON YOU NBC.I THINK MATT HAD A LOT TO DO WITH YOU LETTING ANN GO WHEN HE IS THE ONE THAT NEEDS TO GO. YOU LET THE BEST ONE GO. THE WAY YOU DID ANN IS DISRESPECTFUL FOR ALL THE YEARS SHE WAS THERE.I LIKE NATALIE & AL BUT SAVANNAH & MATT ARE IN THE WRONG PLACE. No offence to you savannah. MATT NEEDS TO GO WITH NO SEND OFF. ANN CURRY NEEDS A BIG PUBLIC APOLOGY.
I agree, replace them with Ann and Lester. What a team they would make. So professional
I haven't watched the Today Show since Ann Curry was fired and I was an avid fan for over 20+ years. I am so disappointed in Matt Lauer and I don't like Savannah Guthrie. I think Natalie Morales should have taken Ann's place. Lester Holt is the best and he should be the anchor! Until NBC makes changes, my loyalty is now with FOX News. They have a very good show and the people are down to earth and tell it the way it is. When I heard NBCdid not take the time to honor those who were murdered in Liby, I was appalled. Al Roker needs to continue to throw Lauer under the bus the way Lauer threw Ann under the bus. I am happy that NBC's ratings are declining.
I think at one time Matt Lauer might have been a good anchor but now he is terrible to watch. He's bald and acts arrogant. Ann Curry is a very classy and beautiful woman and Savannah Guthrie comes off as plain juvenile. I really like watching Kathy Lee and Hoda they should replace Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie.
I personally will not watch the Today Show again, unless they bring Ann Curry back, but for the viewers who are watching it now... They must all be saying "Get rid of Lauer"... Matt has been on that show a very long time, I think most were figuring that a year or two after Ann became Co-host that Lester Holt would replace Matt... That would have been a winning show...
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