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  1. Drew

    Drew NBCUniversal News Group President

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    What ad was that? Only ad I see was that she's returning to work nothing about full time 7a-9a and 10am
     
  2. Spring Rubber

    Spring Rubber AM Anchor

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    The ad basically said that Hoda is back, and now you can get even more Hoda... every morning from 7-9 AM on Today.
     
  3. MorningNews

    MorningNews News Director

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    I watched this morning, Hoda opened the 7:30 half hour at the desk with Matt and Savannah. Wonder what format they're going for here
     
  4. G2000

    G2000 Assignment Editor

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    Savannah was a member of the panel this morning on MTP. Would they consider moving her over there permanently and slide Hoda into the main chair?
     
  5. jbnews

    jbnews Managing Editor

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    I hope not. I would much rather watch Savannah than Hoda. NBC does NOT need another Ann Curry scandal. By the way, Megyn Kelly starts appearing on NBC programs next month. I wonder if she'll fill in for Savannah for at all...remember the rumors that she was going to take her job?
     
  6. rkolsen

    rkolsen A Member of Sinclair Broadcast Group

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    If they were going to do that I'd guess that they would just add her to the panel or as as co moderator while still doing Today like George Stephanopoulos. They could give her Fridays off an have Hoda fill in.

    I don't think Today and NBC is willing to screw up a format that has been working and has increased their numbers. With CBS This Morning closing in it would be dangerous to make radical changes just yet.

    That being said Chuck and Savannah aka Chuvannah had great chemistry together when they did The Daily Rundown on MSNBC.
     
  7. JoseRM303

    JoseRM303 News Director

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    Not sure where to put this but here's an interview with NBC news president Noah Oppenheim about the role of Megyn Kelly and the departure of Tamron Hall:

    http://www.adweek.com/tvnewser/noah...departure-of-tamron-hall-from-nbc-news/327848

    From the sounds of it Megyn won't be a regular of the 7-9 am hour of Today but will appear on all NBC news broadcasts occasionally and present pieces on different broadcasts if she gets a big interview.
     
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  8. Drew

    Drew NBCUniversal News Group President

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    Megyn Kelly will be what Katie Couric, Barbara Walters and Diane Sawyer did back in the day and appeared on every broadcast promoting their BIG gets
     
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  9. JoseRM303

    JoseRM303 News Director

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  10. mre29

    mre29 AM Anchor

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    So, you could say that Today's Taken Away?

    (Had to be said.)
     
  11. brycats

    brycats Assignment Editor

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    Sucks, Megyn Kelly is destined to fail. She cannot compete with Live w/ Kelly. Her FOX viewers aren't going to watch, and NBC viewers will be turned away.
     
  12. Eat News

    Eat News Station Group CEO

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    But Rippa is getting old...the sisters are going south...some of that old lady attitude is starting to creep in. I bet something don't even smell like strawberry's anymore.

    Let's see what Megyn has to offer up?
    You never know she may show up in a cat suit and get the furry crowd all riled up. Or she could wear a nice school girl get-up...or maybe some daisy dukes with her lil butt-cheeks sticking all out?

    You just don't know....do ya?
     
  13. jbnews

    jbnews Managing Editor

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    Does anybody know who composed the Sunday Today with Willie Geist theme? I really, really like it? And does anybody have a link to the TODAY Show Creative Services page? They've been running some really good promos lately and I would like to watch them online.
     
  14. Robin Red

    Robin Red AM Anchor

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    I think Andrew Lack and Megyn Kelly are in over their heads. Megyn Kelly's rise to fame is nothing but a mainstream media creation cause she was Trump's favorite punching bag and worked for Fox News. It was conservative vs conservative talk show host and the media ate it up and played the sexism card and she reaped the benefit from it. I think her star power is overestimated.

    Her show will benefit from a good consistent time slot following Today show but at part of me specualtes that was she signed on to get a big job. She may get Matt or Savannah's job. If NBC fails with her it will be the worse experiment since Katie Couric. Knowing how big an ego Andrew Lack has, he will do whatever he can to show justify her high paycheck. Megyn Kelly is over her head if she thinks she be can be like Oprah. She does not have the natural likability factor and Oprah is in her own legaue.

    What audience can Megyn Kelly hold onto, besides the conservative over 65 year old base.

    The only person at NBC who has Oprah like presence and appeal is Lester Holt. He is very likable, credible.
     
  15. Eat News

    Eat News Station Group CEO

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    Who ever compared Megyn Kelly to Oprah?

    Let's say Kelly flops at NBC ...and FNC takes a hit when they are forced to hire a bunch of fugly frumps...

    Kelly will just return to FNC cuz "everybody loves a comeback!"...and that creepy Raj is dead so "The Amazons" can run the FOX haus.

    Hell I bet the repubs can get Megyn all groomed and ready to run for prez by 2024.
     
  16. Robin Red

    Robin Red AM Anchor

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    Megyn Kelly thinks she can be the next Oprah, she said that was who she looked up to and who she aspires to be.

    Andrew Lack is going to do whatever he can to keep her cause she is a huge gamble. How many Sunday magazine do well when competing against 60 Minutes. They are in over their head with their big egos. Lack has a big ego. At best, he probably promised her a job on Today show or Meet The Press. He will probably phase out Lauer in the next couple of years.
     
  17. Eat News

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    They paid a lot of money for her so expect them to try her everywhere...and everyplace...until they exhaust her or the viewers.

    She really compared herself to Oprah????

    For real???
    That's just plain dopey of her.
     
  18. Robin Red

    Robin Red AM Anchor

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    Her ego and high confidence in herself. She will probably turn off people cause she is full of herself. She does not have a cool sister factor like Wendy Williams, a mother like vibe of Oprah or even a cutesy vibe of Kelly Ripa. I don't know what she will represent.


    They can give her the stars, the moon, the Today show or give her an Hollywood audition just don't mess with Lester Holt and his job security. He has been their blood, bones and vitality for that network. Highly respected among viewers, revered and history making journalist and possible historical figure in his industry. Lester has surpassed the level of his other peers in terms of his importance and significigance to their industry. Lack can't be stupid enough to play politics and push him aside like he can with the rest of his talent. If he does that, then he will risk boycotts and riots and viewers leaving in drove. That boycott outside of News Corp is nothing compared to what will happen if Lack decides to mess with Lester.
     
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  19. Charles

    Charles Recovering Overnight Producer

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    I don't think she was comparing herself to Oprah. As I remember it, Charlie Rose asked her what kind of show she would ideally want to to. Her response was “a little Charlie Rose, a little Oprah, and a little me all together.”
     
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  20. Chicago's Very Own

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    Personally, I think Megyn Kelly is going to turn out to be another Katie Couric for them. I already know a few people who are really turned off by not just the fact that NBC wants to bring her to broadcast TV, but also because of the decision to stick her on her own weekday show and then give her another Sunday night show, and it does kind of seem like a bit much. Plus, the Megyn Kelly hype seems to have long passed. For the money NBC paid for her, I'm expecting them to shove her down our throats for a while.
     

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