It has been said that the most important characteristic of a TV star is likability. It's the old, "who would you rather have a beer with" argument.
It's not surprising that everyone's looking for a scapegoat. Today even lost out to local morning show Good Day New York in local ratings. Ouch. But pointing fingers won't solve the problem.
As we enter 2013, the acute pain of the Sandy Hook massacre is beginning to recede. While some people yearn to move on, others vow never to forget. As part of the healing process, I suggest we do both. Action aimed at creating something meaningful can go a long way toward recovery.
On Friday, Ann Curry challenged us all to remember these victims and heroes in our own personal ways. On Twitter, she asked: "Imagine if all of us committed to 20 mitvahs/acts of kindness to honor each child lost in Newtown. I'm in. If you are RT #20Acts."
For a nation still in mourning over a horrific tragedy, journalist Ann Curry offers a glimmer hope: a challenge to do #26acts of kindness in tribute to the 26 innocent victims of Sandy Hook.
Isn't there a moral obligation at a company like Fox News to use its primetime hours to cover a massive, tragic, still-breaking news story?
Ann Curry's half-Japanese background probably doesn't even register with most Today viewers. What a vast majority see is a talented journalist; a class act who doesn't have an easy, breezy morning show co-host personality.
While the Today Show's ratings declined during Curry's tenure, and Guthrie should be fine, it's still sad to see Curry go. It also strikes a blow against minority journalists, particularly Asians.
Savannah Guthrie is likeable, spunky and intelligent. She's a goofy kid sister but with an edge. She must be disappointed to start this coveted, high profile job under uncomfortable circumstances, but she never cracked under the scrutiny.
Curry tearfully told her viewers: "I'm sorry I didn't make it across the finish line." That's not true, she got to the anchor chair and here's where the mystery gets interesting. Ann Curry cannot be blamed for the current Today Show ratings problem.
There has been a lot printed about Nora belonging to the Harpies lunch group, but this nonsensical little gathering of women,who like to gossip at will and not see it in print, was the least thing in Nora's busy life.
Ann Curry had no reason to sob and say she was sorry to her viewers or anyone else for her performance on the Today show. Here's why she didn't drop the ball.
The Today Show just went through a divorce. Based on statistics, the scene which played out on our television screens was familiar to more than half the viewing audience. It was to me.
For the first time in 16 years, there's a battle brewing in the ratings between Good Morning America and Today for the top spot. The two shows differ in substance, style and personality.
Lucille Ball was 40 when I Love Lucy first hit the airwaves in 1951. Desi Arnaz was 34, Vivian Vance was 42 and William Frawley, 67. At the time, Lucy, Ricky and Ethel were "adults." Fred was old. It's 2012 and now 67 seems to be just a hair over middle age.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A group founded by American actor George Clooney said Tuesday it has teamed up with Google, a U.N. agency and anti-genocide organiza...