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NBC Entertainment Chairman's 'Heart Goes Out' To Ann Curry

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NBC Exec's heart goes out to ann curry

Ann Curry may have gotten the boot from The Today Show, but at least someone powerful feels bad about it.

NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt spoke to reporters about the issue on Tuesday during the Television Critics Association press conference. After emphasizing that he had no no "real involvement" with her removal, he continued:

"I will say that to be No. 1 for, I don't know, 16 years or something, as that show has been, shows go through transitions and they're always difficult. I think everybody in the news division, from what I could tell, took as much care as they could … to make this transition happen. It's never easy. Things leak and you try to do things respectfully and then you have to go out and announce something you weren't ready to announce. My heart goes out to all those people, including Ann, and everybody who went through that transition."

Okay, it sounds like he doesn't feel THAT bad, but at least he's thinking of her.

We're just glad Ann exited the show gracefully and is already using her talents to bring us the news that matters!

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9 comments to “NBC Entertainment Chairman's 'Heart Goes Out' To Ann Curry”

  1. gavmish says – reply to this


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    This was a VERY expensive mistake for NBC. Not only have I stopped watching The Today Show but find myself steering away from NBC altogether! I know many who have said the same thing. I might re-consider and switch back if Matt Lauer was given the same treatment as Ann except Lauer deserves to be booted with his ridiculous salary and arrogance.



  2. 2

    Hello? She alledgely received 10 MILLION DOLLARS.
    I don't feel sorry for her or any other overpaid person.

  3. ANNA HULTIN says – reply to this


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    WE ALL MAKE CHOICES IN LIFE….HIS WAS A VERY BAD ONE…NOW HE HAS A 25 MILLION CHOICE..MR.LAUER….WHO COMES ACROSS THE SCREEN AS COLD ..ARROGANT..AS FAR AS THEIR PROGRAM..IT HAS STEADILY GONE DOWNHILL FOR A LONG TIME..IT'S NO LONGER A NEWS PROGRAM…GMA HAS A MUCH BETTER SHOW…WITHOUT DRAMA…I CAN THANK THE TODAY SHOW ….FOR INTRODUCING ME TO A MUCH BETTER MORNING SHOW…



  4. 4

    OMG Thank you so much TODAY show for all the drama. Because now I watch GMA and frickin love the fun and frivolous banter. I love Robin and the whole gang. They are so much fun!!!! My elderly mother wont watch anything but GMA cause she loves to laugh in the morning, not be depressed by some drone like Matt. They just went through a transition period you say????? Well they may be going through another one real soon.

  5. edwin loadwick says – reply to this


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    bring back ann curry. all they need is ann nat and al.
    don't like the show no more.

  6. Ben from Baltimore says – reply to this


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    NBC News President Steve Capus needs to learn that no matter how many people get fired for mistakes that happened with his oversight, that it is ultimately his butt that will get fired in the end. Steve probably thinks "Oh, our new bosses at Comcast Cable are in Philadelphia, PA. They don't know what's going on here at 30 Rock in NYC. They won't know that people are being fired by me for my mistakes." 3 deceptively edited tapes aired, one of which was a 911 call tape from the Trayvon Martin case in Florida. Marketing footage from the Virginia Tech murderer. Firing Cenk Uygur, host of the live streaming web news show The Young Turks, from his MSNBC correspondent's job and his 6 PM MSNBC news hour. And now, Steve gave Ann Curry the same treatment that former NBC Universal head honcho Jeff Zucker gave Conan O'Brien. What's Steve's excuse for kicking Ann from the Today Show anchor chair? Steve said that she was weak on the cooking segments. Give me a break, just because she didn't like the potatoes and chicken one day isn't an excuse to kick her from the anchor chair. Ann went on the Martha Stewart show a few years ago and cooked a grilled mesquite barbeque chicken recipe that she learned from her late father, Bob Curry. Steve should ask Martha how Ann did on her show. Steve would probably lose it and be hauled out by the guys in the white coats. Steve is a guy that seems to have an ass saving excuse for everything bad that he does.



  7. 7

    I have said it before, and I will say it again! I will NEVER watch The Today show ever again!



  8. 8

    Re: gavmish – Amen to that! I will never watch The Today show ever again! I am sticking to that for the rest of my life! Matt Lauer is an arrogant asshole!

  9. johnny says – reply to this


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    ENOUGH ALREADY !!!! its all about ratings - shows, actors etc…get cancelled all the time.

    Ann Curry bumped out Stone Phillips years back so the same thing has just happened to her — lets move on — she ain't hurt'in for bucks !!