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Kathie Lee Wrote an 18-Minute Today Show Musical | Today

Kathie Lee Wrote an 18-Minute Today Show Musical

Originally posted 08/04/2014 11:25AM

No day but Today.

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Boy Scouts Rescue Ann Curry After She Breaks Her Ankle on a Hike

Ann Curry Rescued by Boy Scouts After Breaking Ankle During New York Hike

Originally posted 05/11/2014 03:15PM

Ann Curry was in excellent hands after she broke her ankle during a hike through Harriman State Park in New York.

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Matt Lauer Was Going to Jump to ABC: Report | Matt Lauer

Matt Lauer Was Poised to Jump Networks: Report

Originally posted 03/25/2013 07:20AM

While the news is still playing out on the future of NBC's Tonight Show, with Jimmy Fallon set to succeed Jay Leno, now comes the revelation that the network's half-a-billion-dollar-a-year morning franchise, the Today show, nearly lost its No. 1 star: Matt Lauer.

Though currently the show is going through a turbulent period in the aftermath of Ann Curry's departure and its ratings slip to ABC rival Good Morning America, Lauer, 55, was set to jump ship to ABC last year, when reports surfaced that Ryan Seacrest was possibly going to replace him on Today, reports New York magazine, in the issue hitting newsstands Monday.

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Ann Curry: My Today Show Bosses Dissed My Wardrobe

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Ann Curry: My Today Show Bosses Dissed My Wardrobe

Originally posted 08/10/2012 09:30AM

When the Today show cameras were rolling, Ann Curry shined with her prowess for asking the right questions and reporting the facts.

But could she pick out the right outfit in the morning?

"One day, I wore a multicolored dress, and someone asked if I was trying to be Toucan Sam," Curry, 55, tells Ladies' Home Journal in an interview conducted just before she announced her departure from the NBC morning show in June. "But I chose it because I thought, 'This will perk up America.' "

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Savannah Guthrie Talks First-Day Today Show Hazing

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Savannah Guthrie Survives First-Day Hazing on Today

Originally posted 07/10/2012 10:45AM

Now that she's taken her spot next to Matt Lauer on the Today show, Savannah Guthrie has plenty of reasons to be happy – and possibly a little embarrassed, too.

On her official welcome to her morning gig Monday, Guthrie, 40, endured a friendly hazing-like induction, in which viewers caught a glimpse of a favorite childhood book about an aspiring cheerleader, as well as a clip of her singing and playing the guitar to Bob Dylan's "You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go."

"It was just such a warm welcome, and how could you not feel really good after that?" she tells PEOPLE of her on-air introduction, which also included heartfelt comments from friends, her mother and former colleagues. "I'm thankful and excited for the future."

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It's Official: Savannah Guthrie Named Today's New Co-Host | Ann Curry, Savannah Guthrie

Savannah Guthrie: 5 Things to Know About Today's Newest Co-Host

Originally posted 06/29/2012 01:20PM

You've seen her face around NBC before, but now you'll be seeing it a lot more: Savannah Guthrie has officially been chosen to replace Ann Curry as Matt Lauer's Today Show co-host, the network announced Friday morning.

"In just a few short years Savannah, has become a standout member of the news division as well as the ultimate team player," NBC News President Steve Capus said in a statement on Friday. "She's got an undeniable range, and she's earned the trust of the news community, her colleagues and our viewers alike. I couldn't be happier for Savannah and the entire Today team."

The 40-year-old Arizona native is no stranger to the morning show, of course – she's been co-anchoring the 9 a.m. hour since August 2011, and she will continue her role as NBC News chief legal correspondent.

Not too familiar with Guthrie and her friendly yet hard-hitting style? Here are five things to know about Today's newest co-host.

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TV Critic: Ann Curry Has Heart – But That's Not Enough to Co-Host Today | Al Roker, Ann Curry, Matt Lauer, Natalie Morales

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Ann Curry Has Heart But That's Not Enough to Co-Host Today: Critic

Originally posted 06/28/2012 03:10PM

If you were worried for Ann Curry, it's all over.

After showing up for work at Today in recent days only to see a path being cleared for her past the cameras and on to the morning-show guillotine, Curry announced on air Thursday that she would be leaving her NBC co-host job scarcely more than a year since taking over from sage, sunny Meredith Vieira.

No replacement has been announced, but in the media universe, where truth is believed to reside, the scuttlebutt was that Matt Lauer's next co-host will be the crisp and companionable Savannah Guthrie, who helms Today's third hour.

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Ann Curry Tearfully Announces She's Leaving Today

Ann Curry Announces She's Leaving Today

Originally posted 06/28/2012 09:05AM

Ann Curry will no longer co-host the Today show – effective immediately.

"This is not easy to say," a choked-up Curry, 55, announced on Thursday's show, as her costars sat on the sofa next to her. She said Thursday would be her last day as a regular on the show, but "I will still be part of the Today show family, in a different role."

She said she has been "given a fancy new title" and will roam the globe for NBC, reporting the news.

With tears in her eyes, she expressed her gratitude and love for the viewers and the behind-the-scenes staff, and said, "To those of you who saw me as a groundbreaker, I am sorry that could not carry the ball across the finish line – but, man, I did try."

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Who Should Be Matt Lauer's New Today Show Co-Host? | Meredith Vieira, Natalie Morales

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Ann Curry May Leave Today – Who Should Succeed Her?

Originally posted 06/21/2012 03:35PM

Is Ann Curry leaving the Today show?

According to a The New York Times report (citing unidentified parties involved in the negotiations), Matt Lauer's latest co-host may soon find herself off the popular morning show and into a new job at the network as a foreign correspondent.

An official announcement is reportedly expected before the start of the summer Olympics next month.

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7-Year-Old Who Played Darth Vader in Commercial Set for Open-Heart Surgery

7-Year-Old Who Played Darth Vader in Commercial Set for Open-Heart Surgery

Originally posted 06/13/2012 09:30AM

Max Page famously – and adorably – channeled The Force in a popular Super Bowl commercial for Volkswagen, and now the 7-year-old is hoping that the powers will be with him as he undergoes open-heart surgery Thursday.

The operation will be the eighth surgery for Page, who was diagnosed with a congenital heart defect when he was only 3 months old, his parents said on Wednesday's Today show, hours before Max was set to check into the hospital.

"He's scared and he's nervous" about the procedure, his father, Buck Page, told anchor Ann Curry.

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