In the coming weeks, this blog will explore the causes (and effects) of the slow, but steady death of Today's domination of morning television. Spoiler alert: It's not Matt Lauer.
Everything is a cycle and this is GMA's time. Wait, did Swedish House Mafia just break up???
Whoa, just when you thought things couldn't get any worse at The Today Show, along comes Joe Hagan and his no-holds-barred New York Magazine profile of the program and its current "family." And I thought the Honey Boo Boo clan was dysfunctional.
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.
My husband thought that no one knew about his drinking, and to a fair degree, he was right. Excess in the world of investment banking was the norm. Remember the 90's? Bankers were the masters of the universe.
Now that the Hathaway Effect has been widely acknowledged, how could it be manipulated? Now I'm not suggesting any nefarious motives or a full-scale Elizabeth Warren-inspired NYSE investigation into vaginagate, but...
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.
Why should I hide the fact that I'm in a good mood and want to wish whomever I'm writing a happy day through a silly little emoticon?
On June 12, the Friars Club and Friars Foundation honored Tom Cruise with the Entertainment Icon Award, which until now had only been given to three recipients: Douglas Fairbanks, Cary Grant and Frank Sinatra.
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.
Recent news stories have announced as part of your ability to gain employment with some companies, perspective employers are demanding your Facebook password -- and now everyone thinks it's a big deal.
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.
It's not every day that the federal government issues a postage stamp with your dad's picture on it. But our dad was not your every day kind of guy. On February 16, the U.S. Postal Service will officially release the new Danny Thomas stamp.