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Meredith Vieira looks fab on the cover of The Hollywood Reporter, classy and to the point, Vieira even addressed the Today Show firing debacle of Ann Curry, for which Matt Lauer was accused of doing.”That was such a bad time. I really felt for Matt a lot. And I felt for Ann, too. It turned so nasty, really nasty. Every day you’re reading this stuff that is just beyond cruel from angry, angry people who felt that Ann had been slighted and embarrassed and humiliated. And they basically pointed to one person on whom to take out all of their anger. I don’t know if I would have survived that.”
Vieira says she did not give Lauer advice during that difficult time.”I just told him I loved him and I was there for him. But I never sugarcoated what had happened. I thought it had not been handled smartly from the very beginning, because I don’t think they ever felt that was the right fit for Ann so they should never have put her in that position to begin with. And then the ending was so mishandled. But you know what, shit happens. People make mistakes. We all do.”
Finally someone said something! Ann is more of a serious journalist and The Today Show was not a good fit but it all seemed so mean the way Ann was treated.
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