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(New York Daily News)   NBC turns up the heat, reveals the real reason Ann Curry was dismissed   (nydailynews.com) divider line 75
    More: Followup, Steve Capus, NBC News, Ann Curry, Al Roker, Tina Turner, Matt Lauer, Meredith Vieira, celebrity interviews  
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2012-07-01 09:16:22 AM  
Celebrities and cooking. So she was week on the fluff, eh?

Well Today is "serious" news and you have to do serious fluff.
 
2012-07-01 09:54:02 AM  
Yeah, what the hell does the Today show have to do with news? I always felt she was wasted there, and I hope she comes out of this and gets back as a real newsperson.
 
2012-07-01 10:04:33 AM  
Listen up, people. It takes a SPECIAL kind of news person to act surprised and excited every time the Duggar family is on with a "surprise announcement." Ann Curry obviously couldn't handle that kind of pressure. Cooking segments? How many times can one person ask, "And what's the special ingredient? OMG I'm having an orgasm in my mouth, this is the best Hamburger Helper EVAR!"

Actually, Ann Curry should be ashamed for repeatedly claiming that hosting this bullshiat was her f*cking "dream job."
 
2012-07-01 10:21:22 AM  
"When you're in the major leagues of our profession, you've got to continue to be at peak performance in order to stay there."

Dude, it's a morning talk show. Get over yourself.
 
2012-07-01 11:17:59 AM  
This article has to be satire.
 
2012-07-01 11:36:43 AM  
Best thing that ever happened to her. She can quit faking it and get back to real news.

Also, the Today Show sucks ass and has for a long time now.
 
2012-07-01 11:45:57 AM  
Well, from the article, it sounds like she's been sent back to what she's good at which is being a real journalist instead of being at the pasture that is morning "news" programming.
 
2012-07-01 12:00:45 PM  
Tits or GTFO?
 
2012-07-01 01:33:36 PM  
I never understood why she took the Today job in the first place.
 
2012-07-01 01:33:38 PM  
Heheh he told to get back in the kitchen because she needs more practice at it.
 
2012-07-01 01:36:12 PM  
In related news, NBC still believes it's in the "major leagues" as far as television broadcasting goes.
 
2012-07-01 01:36:27 PM  
The heart within my heart tells me to spit on all those tourist while checking in with ronald mcdonald to see who turned 100 brought to you by smuckers. Sometimes getting fired can be the best thing for a person, I bet she wishes she could go back in time, and resign on her own.
 
2012-07-01 01:39:00 PM  
Hottest 55 year old on the planet.

(Post photos to try and prove me wrong)
 
2012-07-01 01:44:15 PM  
"When you're in the major leagues of our profession, you've got to continue to be at peak performance in order to stay there."

If cooking segments and celebrity interviews is strong, I don't wanna be light.
 
2012-07-01 01:47:48 PM  

ShawnDoc: Hottest 55 year old on the planet.

(Post photos to try and prove me wrong)


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2012-07-01 01:50:36 PM  
If your top news program depends on cooking shows...the problem is not with your hosts....

I hope Today goes dump load. They really think Savannah Guthrie, who is a foot taller than Matt Lauer, and, looks like Alvin the Chipmunk was one of her biological parents, is going to save Today?

Ann Curry brought credibility and class to the show.
 
2012-07-01 01:52:11 PM  
She just doesn't have the personality for morning news and there's nothing wrong with that. It sounds as if she is going to start doing hard news and she'll probably do well. When I worked in TV news, I hated doing morning shows.
 
2012-07-01 01:56:12 PM  
FTA: "When you're in the major leagues of our profession, you've got to continue to be at peak performance in order to stay there."

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2012-07-01 01:58:56 PM  
I did not know that. My respect for Ann Curry has risen. She should jump to another network / channel.
 
2012-07-01 01:59:15 PM  
"She was weak on cooking segments, celebrity interviews"

This would not reduce my respect for anyone. Who watches that sort of tripe anyway.
 
2012-07-01 02:00:16 PM  
When life gives you lemons, Ann, there's only one thing to do...

farm5.static.flickr.com
 
2012-07-01 02:08:59 PM  
Sorry subby, but in the spirit of recent headlines, it had to be the 120 pounds Matt Lauer lost and then regained
 
2012-07-01 02:11:59 PM  
PLUS...you can't legally fire someone for being OLD.
 
2012-07-01 02:23:36 PM  
If there was a 4 hour news program every morning that really got into current events, and presented it at around a college level of education, it would be one of the greatest benefits to humankind in the last 100 years. However, nobody would ever watch it.

OMG TOM CRUISE AND HIS WIFE BROKE UP
 
2012-07-01 02:28:07 PM  
If they want someone to do fluff interviews and cooking maybe they need to make a deal with Food Network to have a rotating series of celebrity chefs and foodies.

"Our guest chef this week is Alton Brown, who'll be cooking with the cut-ups from the latest Adam Sandler movie" Or something along those lines. Those mediagenic chefs don't need hour long interview shows, they need segments.

Then imagine the day when everyone else calls in sick and Mario Battali has to interview Michelle Obama about healthy eating.
 
2012-07-01 02:37:56 PM  
She should apply for FOX News.
 
2012-07-01 02:53:08 PM  

scavenger: If there was a 4 hour news program every morning that really got into current events, and presented it at around a college level of education


Kinda like "All Things Considered"?

/ yeah, I know it's only 2 hours long...
 
2012-07-01 02:54:23 PM  
Sounds like her tenure with NBC is completely up.

She's going back to local news (IF they will pick her up).
 
2012-07-01 02:55:11 PM  

wildcardjack: If they want someone to do fluff interviews and cooking maybe they need to make a deal with Food Network to have a rotating series of celebrity chefs and foodies.

"Our guest chef this week is Alton Brown, who'll be cooking with the cut-ups from the latest Adam Sandler movie" Or something along those lines. Those mediagenic chefs don't need hour long interview shows, they need segments.

Then imagine the day when everyone else calls in sick and Mario Battali has to interview Michelle Obama about healthy eating.


I don't know about 4 hours, but there's some good news programs on PBS.
 
2012-07-01 02:59:37 PM  
"When you're in the major leagues of our profession, you've got to continue to be at peak performance in order to stay there."
weknowmemes.com
 
2012-07-01 03:08:16 PM  
No way this was the real reason.

Too old and not that hot. The exotic thing will only take you so far. Should have been offering handjobs in the supply closet.
 
2012-07-01 03:17:22 PM  

davynelson: PLUS...you can't legally fire someone for being OLD.


In tv, you can fire anyone for any reason. That's a standard contract clause.
 
2012-07-01 03:18:20 PM  
In other words, she wasn't a vapid ignorant piece of eye candy.

PSA to NBC News: Go slumming at Fox News, they have that sort to boot.
 
2012-07-01 03:36:13 PM  

coeyagi: In other words, she wasn't a vapid ignorant piece of eye candy.

PSA to NBC News: Go slumming at Fox News, they have that sort to boot.


Yes, but who expects serious hard hitting journalism from the Today Show? Its pretty much all fluff. Hence, they need fluffers, not journalists.
 
2012-07-01 03:51:46 PM  
She was no Barbara Walters. And I mean that as the highest possible praise.

Seriously, the day Babara Walters became known as a journalists was a dark day for journalism and a dark day for women who wanted to be taken seriously. Sure, Walters had great "gets," but she got people like Arafat because they knew she would never ask anything truly uncomfortable for them.
 
2012-07-01 04:18:00 PM  
I loved her upskirts!
 
2012-07-01 04:20:08 PM  

Forbidden Doughnut: scavenger: If there was a 4 hour news program every morning that really got into current events, and presented it at around a college level of education

Kinda like "All Things Considered"?

/ yeah, I know it's only 2 hours long...


Basically this. Here in Indy we get The World before All Things Considered. Rounding things out with Marketplace, it's a pretty informative 3.5 hours.
 
2012-07-01 04:21:00 PM  
The article and the headline didn't really correspond. The comments by Steve Capus didn't reading like "bashing," just open, honest criticism, and kind of a backhanded compliment; basically, he's saying she's not good at fluff.

I think it really is necessary, in a morning program, to find the balance between fluff and real news. A morning show host has to be equally good at both. And I don't think Ann Curry excelled in the lighter side of things. Honestly, I was surprised that they chose to move her from the news desk to the couch.
 
2012-07-01 04:22:00 PM  
That guy sounds like he has to be at the gym in 26 minutes..
 
2012-07-01 04:29:09 PM  

scavenger: If there was a 4 hour news program every morning that really got into current events, and presented it at around a college level of education, it would be one of the greatest benefits to humankind in the last 100 years. However, nobody would ever watch it.


^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Stay stupid, America!
 
2012-07-01 04:29:25 PM  
Because with her bloodshot eyes, monotone speaking style, and ultra mellowness, she always appeared to be stoned?
 
2012-07-01 04:31:33 PM  

DeaH: She was no Barbara Walters. And I mean that as the highest possible praise.

Seriously, the day Babara Walters became known as a journalists was a dark day for journalism and a dark day for women who wanted to be taken seriously. Sure, Walters had great "gets," but she got people like Arafat because they knew she would never ask anything truly uncomfortable for them.


Seriously, when Barbara Walters' big interview regret was asking Ricky Martin whether he was gay, that's not someone who does serious journalism.
 
2012-07-01 05:12:23 PM  
Did anybody else think Ann Curry in her Tina Turner wig kinda resembled The Waitress from It's Always Sunny...?
 
2012-07-01 05:18:07 PM  

EyeballKid: Did anybody else think Ann Curry in her Tina Turner wig kinda resembled The Waitress from It's Always Sunny...?


So THAT's who it reminded me of. I knew she looked like somebody but I wasn't placing it was.
 
2012-07-01 05:39:44 PM  

violentsalvation: This article has to be satire.


No shiat.

"We gave her a year to prove herself, and ultimately we came to the conclusion that she had played at the highest level she could," Steve Capus told the Hollywood Reporter. "When you're in the major leagues of our profession, you've got to continue to be at peak performance in order to stay there."

I literally lol'd, and I am not much for lol-ing.
 
2012-07-01 05:58:37 PM  
She can take over for Sue Simmons and report on hobos electrocuting themselves while taking leaks on light poles, Mayor Bloomberg's war on feline obesity and all the other hard- hitting local news she desires, all while saying "good evening" a hundred times a newscast.
 
2012-07-01 06:30:31 PM  

namegoeshere: Best thing that ever happened to her. She can quit faking it and get back to real news.

Also, the Today Show sucks ass and has for a long time now.


Not to mention it's filled with vindictive management types who honestly believe that the Today show has some relevance. The farking show is built to be watched in five to ten minute segments. It's video wallpaper, and hardly worth anybody being biatchy to a former employee about it.

Ann is lucky to get the fark out of that situation and back to a real job.
 
2012-07-01 06:50:55 PM  
If they were smart, they'd can Greggory from Meet The Press and give her a shot at it
 
2012-07-01 06:54:35 PM  
They paid her 10 million dollars to go away. Don't feel bad for her.
 
2012-07-01 06:57:11 PM  
Farkers still think people watch TV to be informed? Because the internet never has any fluff (lolcat, fwp, nba, soccer, camaro , ponys, tmz, dailyfail, sun, florida...)
 
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