Just when you thought it was safe to turn on the television….people are feeling sorry for Matt Lauer! Mr. Matt eased out Ann Curry and now the p.r. machine is trying to make good for our anchorman. He is being defended as a family man, journalist and good old pal! His journalistic skills were put to a test today when he conducted an in depth interview with Martha Stewart. Matt Lauer and Martha — what a team! Sort of similar to Donald Trump interviewing Donald Trump.
The Today Show went out the window when cable realized they could air hard news and keep their longer segments and have a conversation. Morning Joe is a great example of the past and what can be the future. If that doesn’t work we will have to return to our newspapers.
I’m less worried about Matt’s reputation than I am keeping the dignity of morning television which was kicked out the door when Bryant Gumbel exited NBC. Thank you Brian Stelter for Top of the Morning….the conversation is better than turning on the tube!
I miss the days of hard news — the cooking segments with anchors just have to go…and, how is anyone that HAPPY IN THE MORNING? I was in news for a few years — it is a tough business, however, I treasure every moment of the histor it gave me.