He once seemed invincible at NBC. But that seems forever ago now.
The New York Times reports that NBC is talking about replacing Matt Lauer as the host of the Today show.
It is all because of one uncomfortable moment last summer on Ann Curry’s last show. Curry cried and apologized to those who saw her as a trailblazer for not being able to get “the ball over the goal line.” But it was Curry’s coldness to Laeur that made headlines. Stories followed after the show that Lauer was behind Curry’s firing, although he now denies that. But the video was so powerful and now it last forever on You Tube and blogs and Google.
It seems that the writing is on the wall. Only one person can save Lauer now – Ann Curry. If she were to publicly endorse Lauer and say the whole thing was a misunderstanding….but somehow I don’t think that’s going to happen.