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Matt Lauer, Natalie Morales, Ann Curry, Savannah Guthrie, Al Roker, Hoda Kotb, Kathie Lee Gifford

NBC Cut Off Janelle Monae's Black Lives Matter Speech on 'Today' Show

August 18, 2015 12:08:50

was silenced by NBC during her short speech on Black Lives Matter. The singer addressed the deaths of unarmed African American people at the hands of police after she performed her protest song "Hell You Talmbout" on "" show. However, an anchor began speaking and ignored her speech before she could finish.

"Yes, Lord," Monae said to the crowd. "God bless America. God bless all who've lost lives to police brutality. We want white America to know that we stand tall today. We want black America to know that we stand tall today. We will not be silenced." A female anchor interrupted, "We'll have much more from Janelle Monae coming up."

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Kathie Lee Gifford Cries While Remembering Late Husband During Her Return to 'Today' Show

August 17, 2015 11:08:38

returned to "" show after taking a brief break to privately mourn the loss of her husband Frank Gifford. She broke down in tears as she remembered her late husband and thanked friends and fans for their outpouring support.

"I wanna thank everybody for your love and your texts and your tweets and just the outpouring has been extraordinary. It's a heck of a way to find out how loved you are. Believe me, my family and I got strength and comfort for it," Kathie said.

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Regis Philbin Joins 'Today' as Contributor, Reunites With Kathie Lee Gifford

July 10, 2015 11:07:48

Regis Philbin has landed a new daytime TV gig. The veteran TV host is joining "" as a contributor to the fourth hour. He will appear with and Hoda Kotb, who co-anchor the hour, once a month.

"We thought he would be the perfect person to join our motley crew," Kotb said when announcing the news while visiting a cafe where Philbin playfully served as a bartender. He then tried his new desk, commenting, "It feels good."

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Video: 'Today' Goes Musical With Regis Philbin

December 30, 2014 03:12:14

NBC musical fever has apparently spread to "". On Monday, December 29, the show premiered a 14-minute musical focusing on prop guy Sal Cacciato who dreams of performing on Broadway.

The musical opens with the show's crew singing and dancing while doing the behind-the-scenes preparation of the daily broadcast. Sal is one of them. He runs into the show's guest Regis Philbin, who overheard him singing and then encourages him to take his chance to become a star.

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Amy Adams 'Confused' and 'Frustrated' by 'Today' Interview Cancellation

December 25, 2014 03:12:32

breaks her silence on the cancellation of her interview on "" show. The actress was supposed to appear on the breakfast show to promote her new film "" before it was dramatically axed, leaving her "confused and definitely frustrated."

Talking to USA Today at a Los Angeles screening of the movie, Adams admits she did show her reluctance to answer any question about Sony hacking scandal. "I expressed that I was uncomfortable. I said I would rather not add my voice to this conversation," she says. "But it was clear they were drawing a hard line. That this would be part of the conversation."

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'Today' Cancels Interview With Amy Adams for Refusing to Talk About Sony Hacking

December 23, 2014 11:12:56

got booted from "" show over refusal to discuss Sony hacking scandal. The five-time Oscar-nominated actress was scheduled for an interview on Monday, December 22, to promote her new movie "", but the staffers informed her shortly before her interview that she would be asked about the hack.

When producers insisted that she answer the questions, Adams allegedly didn't balk and agreed to move forward. But when the show's producers realized they wouldn't get significant answers from Adams about the hacking scandal, the interview was "cancelled at the last minute" while she was already on the set.

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'Today' New General Manager Jamie Horowitz Fired After Only 10 Weeks on the Job

November 18, 2014 03:11:34

NBC News has parted ways with Jamie Horowitz, who was appointed as "" new Senior VP and General Manager just a little over two months ago. NBC News President Deborah Turness announced Horowitz's departure in an internal memo sent to staff.

"I want to let you know that, effective today, Jamie Horowitz will be leaving NBC News," Turness wrote. "Jamie joined us in September as General Manager of the Today brand. He's a talented producer and executive, but, together, he and I have come to the conclusion that this is not the right fit."

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One Direction's Zayn Malik 'Angry and Upset' Over Rumored Drug Use Question on 'Today'

November 18, 2014 12:11:40

has responded to 's question about his alleged drug use after he failed to turn up on "" Monday, November 17. Speaking to The Sun, the boybander says, "I'm really angry and upset by what was said on the 'Today' show. I was really ill at the weekend. That's why I couldn't fly to America."

That morning, Malik was noticeably missing when appeared on the NBC morning show. When Lauer interviewed , , and , he asked where Malik was. Payne responded, "He's got a tummy bug so he's not very well at the moment, so he couldn't make it over. We only found out this morning, so we're very sad and he is, as well, that he can't be here for our album release day. It's still going to be a really great day."

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Kathie Lee Gifford Working on 'Today' Musical

August 02, 2014 09:08:13

A "" musical is in the works. officially announced it on Friday morning, August 1 on the NBC morning show. Titled "Not Today and Tomorrow's Not Looking Good Either", it is planned to premiere sometime later this year.

Gifford writes the play and composes the music with David Friedman. She said she had been working on it since January. It will run 18 minutes, feature the "Today" staff and have a guest appearance by her former morning show partner Regis Philbin.

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Pippa Middleton Gives First TV Interview to 'Today' Host Matt Lauer

June 26, 2014 04:06:40

has landed the first TV interview with Pippa Middleton, the younger sister of the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton. The "" co-host jetted off to London and sat down with the 30-year-old book author on June 25.

Appearing via satellite, he teased viewers on Wednesday, "I flew overnight to interview someone who's gotten an awful lot of attention over the past two or three years, yet who has never sat down to do a television interview." Later, the party planner greeted the audience, "Hi, everyone."

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Official: Matt Lauer Extends Contract With NBC

June 14, 2014 09:06:05

is staying on NBC. The "" anchor, who is also a contributor for "Dateline", has signed a new contract that will keep him on the morning show for multiple more years. The New York Times first reported the news.

In a statement, Deborah Turness, the president of NBC News, said, "We couldn't be more thrilled with Matt's decision. As I've said many times before, he's the best in the business, and there is nobody I would rather have in the 'Today' anchor chair than Matt."

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Video: Elaine Stritch Drops F-Bomb on 'Today'

February 19, 2014 10:02:28

Elaine Stritch stunned "" hosts and viewers with her choice of word. The Broadway legend dropped an F-bomb during an interview with Hoda Kotb and about her new documentary "Shoot Me" on Tuesday, February 18.

Gifford may have inadvertently set up the bomb by asking her about her bluntness. "Elaine, you are beloved, as much for your work - of course - but for your mouth," the TV host said. "You say whatever you want to say."

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Savannah Guthrie: I Wasn't 'Calling Out' James Franco for Excessive Selfie Use

December 28, 2013 09:12:22

Having frequently posted his self-taken photos on Instagram, has explained his selfie obsession in an article for The New York Times and mentioned "" show in the process. "I was called out on the TODAY show, and have even been called the selfie king," he claimed.

, who interviewed Franco on the show in October about his selfie addiction, later responded to the actor's statement. Clearing thing up that she wasn't calling out the "" star, the NBC News journalist said on Friday, December 27, "I was just observing that he posted a lot of selfies, which I thought was interesting. He's the best, a good author as well. The rest I'll just express in a selfie." She indeed took a picture of herself though it hasn't been posted yet.

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NBC Will Air Virgin Galactic's First Commercial Space Flight

November 09, 2013 09:11:31

Virgin Galactic's first commercial space flight will be documented by NBCUniversal. Virgin Group founder Richard Branson announced on Friday, November 8 that the television network would cover his inaugural space flight on various platforms, such as CNBC, MSNBC, NBCNews.com, Syfy, in addition to a live three-hour broadcast on "" hosted by and .

Branson and his adult children, Holly, 31 and Sam, 28, will travel into space on SpaceShipTwo from Virgin Galactic's terminal at Spaceport America in New Mexico. If tests and plans go according to schedule, the rocket plane with its passengers will take off next August.

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'Today' Video: Matt Lauer and Al Roker Undergo Prostate Exams on Air

November 08, 2013 09:11:06

As an attempt to raise awareness for men's health issue, and Al Roker underwent prostate exams live on "" as promised before. On Thursday morning, November 7, the two visited Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan where Lauer's doctor of five years, Dr. David Samadi, would administer the procedure.

The routine check, which was conducted off camera, only took 34 seconds and "it doesn't hurt at all," said Lauer, who went in first. "The best 34 seconds of your life? Probably not," he added, "But if in 34 seconds a guy like this can detect something that might save your life, what are we talkin' about, it's worth it."

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Carson Daly Joins 'Today' in Permanent Basis, New Set Is Unveiled

September 13, 2013 08:09:30

"" big family welcomes Carson Daly. The television and radio personality will leave "Last Call with Carson Daly" to join the morning show where he lands a full-time gig as the host of The Orange Room, a new digital studio.

"For over a decade now, NBC has allowed me to grow and delve further into live broadcasting and producing, and I am so grateful for these opportunities," Daly says in a statement. "I'm thrilled to be joining the talented team at 'Today'."

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Video: Paula Deen Gets Tearful on 'Today' While Defending Herself Against Racist Claim

June 27, 2013 10:06:45

After canceling her scheduled "" interview last week, made her promise this time to appear on the show Wednesday, June 26. Sitting down with host , the beleaguered cook addressed the N-word issue that has landed her in hot water.

Asked if she's on the show to stop the financial bleeding suffered by several companies who invested on her, she replied, "I'm here today because I want people to know who I am." She elaborated, "The main reason I'm here today, Matt, is that it's important for me to tell you and everyone out there what I believe and how I live my life."

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Paula Deen Reschedules 'Today' Interview

June 25, 2013 10:06:53

recommits to "" interview, days after canceling her scheduled appearace on Friday, June 21. The cook is now slated to appear on the NBC morning program Wednesday, June 26. "She has told us she will be here this time," said on the show Monday.

Deen was a no-show on "Today" last week, on the same day Food Network announced that it dropped the "Paula's Best Dishes" star. The restaurateur, who is embroiled in a racial discrimination lawsuit filed by her former employee, offered her apology through a YouTube video, "I was invited this morning to speak with Matt Lauer about a subject that has been very hurtful for a lot of people and Matt, I have to say I have been physically not able to this morning. The pain has been tremendous that I have caused to myself and to others."

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'Today' Canceled Outdoor Filming After Man Attempted Suicide in Rockefeller Center

June 07, 2013 08:06:15

The "" show filming on Thursday, May 6 was marred by a suicide attempt outside the show's studio in Rockefeller Center in New York City. explained to viewers that due to the off-camera incident, a segment which was supposed to be filming outdoor had been scrapped.

The incident occurred around 7:40 A.M. EST as a man who was among the audience watching "Today" attempted to harm himself during the broadcast. Wearing a grubby gray T-shirt and a white baseball cap, the emotionally-disturbed man identified as Pak Chong Mar reportedly yelled, "The IRS ruined my life!" before he pulled out his knife.

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Video: Matt Lauer Learns 'Gentleman' Dance From PSY on 'Today'

May 04, 2013 09:05:48

didn't waste time to ask to teach him how to dance to "Gentleman" when the South Korean singer stopped by "" show on Friday, May 3. Lauer made his co-anchors laugh when he did an "arrogant" move, which involves a swaying of the hips, with one hand positioned under his chin.

Lauer even donned PSY's goofy sunglasses to show his funny side when doing another move from the "Gentleman" dance. The YouTube sensation later got other "Today" anchors, including Al Roker and David Gregory, bust out their best moves when he sang his international hit "Gangnam Style".

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Matt Lauer May Leave 'Today' Show Too

April 07, 2011 11:04:32

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