The Today Show

Matt Lauer Could Replace Alex Trebek as 'Jeopardy' Host

by Kevin Fitzpatrick March 15, 2013 @ 10:45 AM
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It's a tale as old as time that Alex Trebek has been the host of 'Jeopardy,' but like 'The Price is Right' host Bob Barker before him, there comes a time when all men must say, "I'll take 'Retirement' for $400." With rumors swirling that the 72-year-old Alex Trebek will step down from his post in 2016, the search has quietly begun for a next-generation host, with current reports claiming 'Today' host Matt Lauer might take the gig when his own contract expires in 2015.

NBC Skips 9/11 "Moment of Silence" for Kardashian Interview

by Nick Romano September 11, 2012 @ 3:37 PM
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As if we needed another reason to hate the Kardashians...
At 8:46 a.m. on Tuesday, September 11, most national news outlets took a break from their regular programming to air a special "moment of silence" from New York City and Washington D.C. to honor the victims of 9/11. We say "most" because, as it turns out, not everyone was a participant. While FOX, CBS, ABC, CNBC and MSNBC went quiet at this time, which was the moment 11 years ago when the first plane hit the Twin Towers, NBC continued on with the 'Today' show, which just so happened to feature an interview with Kris Jenner of 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians.'

Kathie Lee Gifford Asks Martin Short How His Dead Wife Is Doing on 'Today'

by Shauna Wright May 30, 2012 @ 6:30 PM
Celebrity interviews, especially on NBC's 'Today' show, are usually pretty tame: talk about the star's projects, ask about his family, and call it a day.
But it was the "family" part of that seemingly simple formula that tripped up Kathie Lee Gifford on Wednesday morning, when the 'Today' host asked actor and comedian Martin Short how his wife Nancy is doing -- the same wife who passed away from cancer two years ago.

Matt Lauer Renews 'Today' Contract for a Brighter Tomorrow

by Kevin Fitzpatrick April 6, 2012 @ 12:21 PM
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Fear not, loyal viewers of 'Today,' all 37 of you I assume are actually awake at that time!  In spite of swirling rumors, competition from 'Good Morning America,' and his contract expiring at the end of the year, your very favorite host will remain right in the chair in which you're accustomed to finding him.