Thursday, June 21, 2012
I love Ann Curry, she is a highly skilled journalist who as part of the Matt, Meredith, Ann and Al quartet fit in really well. As a lead host she is clearly not able to use her formidable skills in quite the same way. But... Thumbs down to The Today Show for what is currently going on. Whether not Curry is great or not, she has been on the show for close to 15 years, she deserves better than what is currently going on around her. Curry looked deflated this morning and watching the show throw her to the lions is beyond cold.
I really like Savannah Guthrie and Natalie Morales but replacing Curry with one of them is not going to add anything to the show, only take something away since both are already a part of the Today family. Instead of losing Ann, how about changing her role to unitize her talents, something the show should have known to do last year before giving her the co-anchor slot. The Today's Shows ratings dip is due to many reasons, least of which can be blamed on Curry. Matt and Al's schtick is also getting a bit old. If I was to dump anyone from the shot it would be Donny Deutsch. He is up there with Dr. Phil as one of televisions most annoying (not to mention skeezy) on air personalities. After the whole Norville fiasco, the morning show really should know better.