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Wed Nov 29, 2017, 02:35 PM

Willie Geist - rec if you think he should be the new Today Show host

By now everybody probably knows that Matt Lauer is out after 20+ years as the host of NBC's iconic Today Show.

So who's going to replace Matt Lauer? Maybe Willie Geist, who has been a frequent fill-in host while Matt or somebody else was out on vacation. Also he's been a regular on MSNBC for several years. Maybe Willie deserves the nod to be the permanent replacement on Today?

Rec if you think YES - or post your suggestion below.





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Reply Willie Geist - rec if you think he should be the new Today Show host (Original post)
FakeNoose Nov 2017 OP
WinkyDink Nov 2017 #1
SummerSnow Nov 2017 #2
librechik Nov 2017 #3
FakeNoose Nov 2017 #14
cwydro Nov 2017 #71
Arkansas Granny Nov 2017 #4
FakeNoose Nov 2017 #9
brooklynite Nov 2017 #11
FakeNoose Nov 2017 #19
librechik Nov 2017 #34
Arkansas Granny Nov 2017 #39
bathroommonkey76 Nov 2017 #5
LisaM Nov 2017 #51
bathroommonkey76 Nov 2017 #69
LisaM Nov 2017 #70
Kingofalldems Nov 2017 #6
snooper2 Nov 2017 #7
FakeNoose Nov 2017 #10
PJMcK Nov 2017 #8
FakeNoose Nov 2017 #12
PJMcK Nov 2017 #18
RockaFowler Nov 2017 #50
cwydro Nov 2017 #72
Justice Nov 2017 #13
FakeNoose Nov 2017 #22
madaboutharry Nov 2017 #15
FakeNoose Nov 2017 #21
EffieBlack Nov 2017 #25
FakeNoose Nov 2017 #33
EffieBlack Nov 2017 #35
mainstreetonce Nov 2017 #16
FakeNoose Nov 2017 #26
ButSeeYa Nov 2017 #17
Moostache Nov 2017 #20
librechik Nov 2017 #38
Dave Starsky Nov 2017 #54
spooky3 Nov 2017 #80
maveric Nov 2017 #23
FakeNoose Nov 2017 #28
Honeycombe8 Nov 2017 #36
TexasBushwhacker Nov 2017 #24
madaboutharry Nov 2017 #27
Honeycombe8 Nov 2017 #40
Me. Nov 2017 #29
Honeycombe8 Nov 2017 #30
underpants Nov 2017 #31
Tanuki Nov 2017 #32
FakeNoose Nov 2017 #37
Tipperary Nov 2017 #76
Honeycombe8 Nov 2017 #41
FakeNoose Nov 2017 #42
Honeycombe8 Nov 2017 #43
FakeNoose Nov 2017 #44
mainstreetonce Nov 2017 #47
Honeycombe8 Nov 2017 #61
TeamPooka Nov 2017 #45
lame54 Nov 2017 #46
GoCubsGo Nov 2017 #48
OldHippieChick Nov 2017 #49
happy feet Nov 2017 #52
Mike Nelson Nov 2017 #53
D_Master81 Nov 2017 #55
MineralMan Nov 2017 #56
FakeNoose Nov 2017 #57
ecstatic Nov 2017 #58
obnoxiousdrunk Nov 2017 #63
Sneederbunk Nov 2017 #59
spooky3 Nov 2017 #79
Hortensis Nov 2017 #60
cwydro Nov 2017 #62
FakeNoose Nov 2017 #64
mentalsolstice Nov 2017 #65
FakeNoose Nov 2017 #66
RandiFan1290 Nov 2017 #67
FakeNoose Nov 2017 #68
OnDoutside Nov 2017 #74
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Response to FakeNoose (Original post)

Wed Nov 29, 2017, 02:37 PM

1. Do not like.

 

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Response to FakeNoose (Original post)

Wed Nov 29, 2017, 02:38 PM

2. Nooooo

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Response to FakeNoose (Original post)

Wed Nov 29, 2017, 02:40 PM

3. turning to the nearest male to solve the problem. NOT.

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Response to librechik (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 29, 2017, 02:51 PM

14. I want to suggest someone OTHER THAN Megyn Kelly

It's gonna be her unless we start something right now.

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #14)

Thu Nov 30, 2017, 02:52 AM

71. No way.

Her ratings are already in the tank.

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Response to FakeNoose (Original post)

Wed Nov 29, 2017, 02:41 PM

4. I'm not familiar with their line up, but maybe they should consider a woman.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Reply #4)

Wed Nov 29, 2017, 02:46 PM

9. Are you suggesting that Megyn Kelly would be better?

For all we know, that could be Andrew Lack's plan. (Maybe this has been in the works for 6 months.)
I'd like to get people interested in somebody other than Megyn Kelly.

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #9)

Wed Nov 29, 2017, 02:48 PM

11. Given her ratings? I'm guessing "no"

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #11)

Wed Nov 29, 2017, 02:54 PM

19. OK then why did Andy Lack hire her?

I'll bet he's been planning this for a while. She's getting the host spot unless we say something really fast.
Actually I don't know it for sure, but it looks that way.

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #19)

Wed Nov 29, 2017, 03:12 PM

34. sop to his RW rich buddies. I'm sure they were pleased.

It didn't work with ratings.

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #9)

Wed Nov 29, 2017, 03:17 PM

39. I'm just suggesting that women don't seem to be plagued with the inappropriate conduct that

the guys are accused of.

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Response to FakeNoose (Original post)

Wed Nov 29, 2017, 02:41 PM

5. He's a douchebag.

 

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Response to bathroommonkey76 (Reply #5)

Wed Nov 29, 2017, 04:05 PM

51. I don't really have a horse in this race, but.....

on what grounds do you consider Willie Geist a "douchebag"? (I don't actually care for, or use that term, just FYI). I find him to have a very dry sense of humor, and often very funny. Is there some specific incident you're referring to?

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Response to LisaM (Reply #51)

Thu Nov 30, 2017, 01:53 AM

69. Geist seems like the type of guy who wallowed in the fraternity lifestyle while

 

at some expensive college under his parent's trust fund. Plus, he looks like a one of those douchebags you'd see walking around Macy's with a sweater tied around his neck during the holidays.

Sorry, I love using the term "douchebag" - especially against entitled overpaid TV personalities.

You actually find him funny? lol Ummm OK. I'd hate to ask you who your fav comedians are.

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Response to bathroommonkey76 (Reply #69)

Thu Nov 30, 2017, 02:29 AM

70. l like a good laugh.

Willie Geist had me in fits of laughter one morning telling about Jon Gosselin's ex had broken into his apartment. "Good morning from New York where a terrible crime has just taken place". Everyone else on the panel was trying not to crack up.

Plus his great-grandfather played for the Detroit Red Wings.

Sandra Bernhard is a comedian I like. And I enjoyed Letterman's stand up.

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Response to FakeNoose (Original post)

Wed Nov 29, 2017, 02:41 PM

6. No. Shifts with the wind.

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Response to FakeNoose (Original post)

Wed Nov 29, 2017, 02:42 PM

7. Jon Stewart

 

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Response to snooper2 (Reply #7)

Wed Nov 29, 2017, 02:47 PM

10. I'd LOVE Jon Stewart

Is he willing?

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Response to FakeNoose (Original post)

Wed Nov 29, 2017, 02:45 PM

8. Negative

Far too often, he strikes a conservative pose with his questions or statements.

A woman with serious credentials would elevate and save The Today Show.

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Response to PJMcK (Reply #8)

Wed Nov 29, 2017, 02:48 PM

12. If we don't say anything, it's gonna be Megyn Kelly

Is that who you want? I don't!

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #12)

Wed Nov 29, 2017, 02:54 PM

18. Actually, I don't care about The Today Show

Megyn Kelly has failed to transition away from Fox News. I doubt she would be a serious candidate for Lauer's replacement.

But ultimately, it's a shitty show. I never watch it. And whatever happens to it has no relevance to my life. I'd just rather see them hire a woman than another generic, boring man. Women need more opportunities.

By the way, I'm a man.

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #12)

Wed Nov 29, 2017, 04:00 PM

50. It won't be Megyn

She can barely handle the show she's got now. Imagine her with 2 hours

It should be Hoda and then maybe a male from one of the NBC O&O's to read the news.

GMA had Diane Sawyer and Robin Roberts for many years and it worked out well for them.

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #12)

Thu Nov 30, 2017, 02:54 AM

72. You need to look up her ratings.

It won’t be her.

Calm down.

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Response to FakeNoose (Original post)

Wed Nov 29, 2017, 02:50 PM

13. Why not two women?

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Response to Justice (Reply #13)

Wed Nov 29, 2017, 03:00 PM

22. That's what it will be

Megyn and Savannah, unless we start something right now.

Like a groundswell of hatred for Megyn Kelly, that would be nice.

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Response to FakeNoose (Original post)

Wed Nov 29, 2017, 02:52 PM

15. Why not just leave it to Savannah and Hoda?

They don't need anyone else. These two women are capable of carrying the show by themselves.

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Response to madaboutharry (Reply #15)

Wed Nov 29, 2017, 02:58 PM

21. Hoda already has a show

Plus she's all over filling in on talk shows when somebody else is out.
I like Hoda but they're over-using her.

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #21)

Wed Nov 29, 2017, 03:04 PM

25. Shes been a great, dependable and loyal utility player

Time to bring her in as a full-time co-host. They can give Megyn the filll-in jobs ...

Hoda would definitely boost their ratings - the viewership a,on government black women alone would skyrocket - they’d certainly get me back.

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Response to EffieBlack (Reply #25)

Wed Nov 29, 2017, 03:11 PM

33. Hoda has the show with Cathy Lee Gifford

Maybe you don't watch during the daytime, but her show has been on for at least 10 years, maybe longer.
If Gifford is retiring, then maybe Hoda would be looking to do something else.

I agree with you that Hoda is exceptional as a talk show host, but I would consider her a lightweight on hard news. Maybe that's not fair, I've never seen her do hard news. (?)

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #33)

Wed Nov 29, 2017, 03:12 PM

35. I think shed be willing to give that up to host the Today Show

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Response to FakeNoose (Original post)

Wed Nov 29, 2017, 02:53 PM

16. No

I like Willie ,but he wouldn't carry the show.

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Response to mainstreetonce (Reply #16)

Wed Nov 29, 2017, 03:04 PM

26. Neither did Matt Lauer

He never appeared by himself - he always had at least 2 or 3 co-hosts on every show.
That's their regular format, and I'm sure it won't change no matter who replaces him.

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Response to FakeNoose (Original post)

Wed Nov 29, 2017, 02:54 PM

17. No. I like Willie but...

I'd like to see a woman host the Today Show.

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Response to FakeNoose (Original post)

Wed Nov 29, 2017, 02:55 PM

20. John Fulgesang or no one... (n/t)

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Response to Moostache (Reply #20)

Wed Nov 29, 2017, 03:15 PM

38. I like your spirit. Spelling however is off. " Fugelsang"

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Response to Moostache (Reply #20)

Wed Nov 29, 2017, 04:44 PM

54. That would be a dream come true.

Which means that it will, naturally, never happen.

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Response to Moostache (Reply #20)

Thu Nov 30, 2017, 09:16 AM

80. Hed be excellent!

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Response to FakeNoose (Original post)

Wed Nov 29, 2017, 03:01 PM

23. I liked his Dad on CBS Sunday Morning.

Don't know much about him though.

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Response to maveric (Reply #23)

Wed Nov 29, 2017, 03:06 PM

28. Willie has been doing the Sunday morning show for NBC

It's the weekend version of the Today show, he's been the host for a couple of years I think.

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Response to maveric (Reply #23)

Wed Nov 29, 2017, 03:14 PM

36. He's been a quasi-host on Morning Joe for a decade. And subbed on NBC shows as host.

He's a savvy political host and guest, and does human interest, get-along-with-people segments, too.

Savannah Guthrie started out as a special political commentator on MSNBC.

I saw them both start out on MSNBC, and get promoted. Willie got promoted (I think he also has his own show?), but cont'd to appear on Morning Joe. He's a stand-in host, or a second banana host. He was in the 2nd banana slot this morning.

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Response to FakeNoose (Original post)

Wed Nov 29, 2017, 03:01 PM

24. Lester Holt would be my choice

Switching to mornings would be a bear though.

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Response to TexasBushwhacker (Reply #24)

Wed Nov 29, 2017, 03:05 PM

27. Going from Nightly News Anchor

to the Today show would be a massive demotion.

Lester Holt has the prize job now.

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Response to TexasBushwhacker (Reply #24)

Wed Nov 29, 2017, 03:18 PM

40. He's good and well liked. Don't know if his personality is light enough to do the human interest

things a host of the Today Show has to do. Holt is pretty much a serious broadcaster, like Dan Rather.

But that would make him a very wealthy man. Even more so than he is now.

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Response to FakeNoose (Original post)

Wed Nov 29, 2017, 03:07 PM

29. No

and that's a VERY flattering pic of him

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Response to FakeNoose (Original post)

Wed Nov 29, 2017, 03:09 PM

30. He probably will be. A way to become a very very rich guy.

He's well liked and can do personal, human interest stories, as well as political heavyweight fare. He gets along with almost everyone.

Whether NBC will want to lose this guy to other shows, I don't know. But he's a shoe-in for this slot, if they decide they can do w/o him on MSNBC.

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Response to FakeNoose (Original post)

Wed Nov 29, 2017, 03:10 PM

31. Don't care. Haven't watched Today in years. Geist is just a space filler anyway

IMHO

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Response to FakeNoose (Original post)

Wed Nov 29, 2017, 03:11 PM

32. I vote for Tamron Hall

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Response to Tanuki (Reply #32)

Wed Nov 29, 2017, 03:14 PM

37. ME TOO if they can get her

But I'm pretty sure Andy Lack has already decided on Megyn Kelly.

Remember when they made the announcement that Kelly got a big contract with NBC? Tamron Hall was quietly gone almost immediately. It broke my heart because I thought she was great.

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #37)

Thu Nov 30, 2017, 09:00 AM

76. Lmao! Megan Kelly???

 

There is no way in hell. Her own ratings are abysmal, she has dragged the entire show’s ratings down as well. I would be willing to bet that they will look for a man anyway. But, Megan Kelly? Uh uh, that will not happen.

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Response to Tanuki (Reply #32)

Wed Nov 29, 2017, 03:19 PM

41. They need a man. They already have two females for the morning show. Diversity. nt

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #41)

Wed Nov 29, 2017, 03:22 PM

42. That's why I'm suggesting Willie Geist, who fits right in

Unless maybe you have a better suggestion?

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #42)

Wed Nov 29, 2017, 03:28 PM

43. No. Geist fits the bill. I was responding to the post suggesting Tamron Hall.

While Hall was great on the show, they really need at least one man, for the male perspective & diversity. I think Geist would be good at it. Altho I'd hate to lose his political comments on MSNBC.

But I don't watch the Today Show, so .....

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #43)

Wed Nov 29, 2017, 03:35 PM

44. On another thread people are saying

...they should get back Ann Curry. Get back Natalie Morales, or Tamron Hall. Believe it or not, some of the old NBC show hosts have fans who remember them from years ago. I even saw Katie Couric's name mentioned.

The person making the decision is Andrew Lack, and he has to justify the huge salary he's paying Megyn Kelly. Guess what? He's been planning this for a while I think, and most of us would be very unhappy if the job goes to Kelly. I know I'll stop watching Today Show if she gets it.

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #44)

Wed Nov 29, 2017, 03:46 PM

47. I won't watch if it goes to Kelly

I don't think it will.

I would like to see Curry or Morales back but not as main anchor. I do think they need a man.

I could go for a Couric comeback ,but they won't do that.

How about Joy Reid?

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #44)

Wed Nov 29, 2017, 05:29 PM

61. I don't think Kelly will get top spot. She's not doing well. I think they'll go with a man.

Otherwise, it'll look too much like a woman's show, a la The View. They need a man for perspective, different angles, different kind of humor, and diversity.

Curry has her own PBS show starting in 2018, I read. I don't see Tamron Hall as a #1 lead on a morning show. Not experienced enough.

But I watch Morning Joe in the mornings, now, so I rarely see The Today Show, altho I catch parts of it occasionally. The part with Hoda and Kathie Lee.

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Response to FakeNoose (Original post)

Wed Nov 29, 2017, 03:40 PM

45. meh

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Response to FakeNoose (Original post)

Wed Nov 29, 2017, 03:41 PM

46. Hell No

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Response to FakeNoose (Original post)

Wed Nov 29, 2017, 03:46 PM

48. I hope they'll give it to Craig Melvin or Sheinelle Jones.

They host the weekend show, and both are very good. I have a hunch they'll give Carson Daley the job, however.

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Response to FakeNoose (Original post)

Wed Nov 29, 2017, 03:49 PM

49. I'm a fan of Willie's and Tamron Hall, but

do hope they'll think about going outside the network - would love Chris Cuomo.

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Response to FakeNoose (Original post)

Wed Nov 29, 2017, 04:16 PM

52. No

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Response to FakeNoose (Original post)

Wed Nov 29, 2017, 04:39 PM

53. Sorry...

...there are many, many others I like better. I don't watch the show, but it must be a huge paycheck.

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Response to FakeNoose (Original post)

Wed Nov 29, 2017, 04:44 PM

55. Likely will be...

Geist or Carson Daily. I cant think of anyone else that has appeared on the Today Show more than those 2. And stop w/ all the names that arent men. The format of the Today Show has always been 1 man and 1 woman hosts.

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Response to FakeNoose (Original post)

Wed Nov 29, 2017, 04:46 PM

56. Too Frat-Boyish for my taste.

Phi Delta Theta at Vanderbilt, as a matter of fact. Here's a story, from NBC, of all places:

https://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/hazing-in-america/phi-delta-theta-has-racked-suspensions-alcohol-hazing-n801721

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #56)

Wed Nov 29, 2017, 05:10 PM

57. Maybe so, but his college days are long over

I think Willie Geist seems like a nice guy - probably nicer than Matt Lauer ever was. He does well in the talk show format, and he also handles the hard news well, when he's asked to step in.

Don't forget that when Matt Lauer came to the Today show, he was Katie Couric's co-host, because she was making way more money. He started out as a news reader and talk show co-host on early morning shows. I think he did some radio news too. My point is that Lauer's and Geist's background experiences are very similar. Willie seems to have a good rapport with his female co-hosts, something that Lauer was never very good at.

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Response to FakeNoose (Original post)

Wed Nov 29, 2017, 05:14 PM

58. He seems stiff, but I'm not one to judge. nt

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Response to ecstatic (Reply #58)

Wed Nov 29, 2017, 05:33 PM

63. That could

get him fired.

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Response to FakeNoose (Original post)

Wed Nov 29, 2017, 05:16 PM

59. Weird Al Yankovich would bring nuance.

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Response to Sneederbunk (Reply #59)

Thu Nov 30, 2017, 09:15 AM

79. Seriously, hes a very smart guy.

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Response to FakeNoose (Original post)

Wed Nov 29, 2017, 05:20 PM

60. Why not Rush Limbaugh? Joe's little sidekick's just a pale shadow,

and I imagine Rush would love to get back on the boob tube.

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Response to FakeNoose (Original post)

Wed Nov 29, 2017, 05:30 PM

62. I like Lester Holt.

I know he’s not popular here, but I’ve always liked him.

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Response to cwydro (Reply #62)

Wed Nov 29, 2017, 05:58 PM

64. Yes I like him too

He's already got a better job on the NBC Nightly News. I'm not sure if he'd want to give that up for a job where he has to get to the office at 4 in the morning.

The Today Show is less "hard news" now and more of a morning talk show.
Maybe it's not the right fit for him, but I wouldn't know.



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Response to FakeNoose (Original post)

Wed Nov 29, 2017, 07:21 PM

65. I have always liked Willie and I also like Craig Melvin.

I think the both have the gravitas to do serious news and interviews (as does Savannah), and they both have a sense of humor to do the lighter segments. All I can say is no to Hoda and definitely no to Megyn Kelly. Hoda is too OTT, and Megyn has the personality of plain brown cardboard.

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Response to mentalsolstice (Reply #65)

Wed Nov 29, 2017, 07:37 PM

66. Yes - agreed on all counts

Thanks for the support.

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Response to FakeNoose (Original post)

Wed Nov 29, 2017, 07:41 PM

67. Willie was Tucker Carlson's smarmy sidekick on MSNBC

How soon we forget

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Response to RandiFan1290 (Reply #67)

Thu Nov 30, 2017, 01:34 AM

68. Started out as a sportscaster

But he's moved into bigger and better things.

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Response to RandiFan1290 (Reply #67)

Thu Nov 30, 2017, 08:32 AM

74. And he's the smarmy sidekick on MJ now. "Tim, nice but dim" He'd be ideal for Today - plastic.

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Response to FakeNoose (Original post)

Thu Nov 30, 2017, 06:33 AM

73. too creepy

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Response to FakeNoose (Original post)

Thu Nov 30, 2017, 08:37 AM

75. Not only no

but hell no

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Response to FakeNoose (Original post)

Thu Nov 30, 2017, 09:09 AM

77. Jesus Christ NO!

 

Ugh

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Response to FakeNoose (Original post)

Thu Nov 30, 2017, 09:15 AM

78. I nominate Keith Olbermann!

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Response to spooky3 (Reply #78)

Fri Dec 1, 2017, 11:25 AM

81. Yep I'll agree with that

KO would be great for those of us who like him and the liberal viewpoint. But I'm afraid he'd turn off a lot of people too. The thing about KO is that he's never "middle of the road." But I do find him interesting and enjoyable.

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Response to FakeNoose (Original post)

Fri Dec 1, 2017, 11:47 AM

82. He's actually the first one I thought of to fill the position.

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Response to Fla Dem (Reply #82)

Fri Dec 1, 2017, 12:05 PM

83. To me Willie would be a "safe bet" for NBC

They can't take a chance on the wrong person for the Today show. If NBC were to goof on this they could lose their market dominance which translates into big bucks. After the Anne Curry fiasco a few years ago, the Today show lost its 1st place standing that it had for probably 50 years. It was hard work getting back on top, and I'm sure they want to be careful to stay there.

Somebody up the thread mentioned Jon Stewart, who would be great IMO but maybe only for us liberals. I think people could be turned off by him once they find out how liberal (anti right-wing) he really is. That's fine for all of us because we are too. But middle America isn't and they'd change channels immediately, I'm afraid. Whoever takes over for Matt Lauer has to be seen as a talk-show host with no political agenda, so the conservative fans don't feel threatened.

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