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2018-01-03 -Signs, Portents, and the Weather-
NBC names Hoda Kotb as Lauer replacement on ‘Today’
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Posted by Fred 2018-01-03 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [346 views ]  Top

#1 Lauer was getting $25 million a year. She's getting a mere $7 million a year. The glass ceiling is real, my friends!
Posted by Raj 2018-01-03 00:11||   2018-01-03 00:11|| Front Page Top

#2 I remember when she was our local newscaster in New Orleans many years ago. It was no surprise to us when she was promoted to the big time.
Posted by Glenmore 2018-01-03 11:45||   2018-01-03 11:45|| Front Page Top

#3 Why is that, Glenmore?
Posted by trailing wife 2018-01-03 12:13||   2018-01-03 12:13|| Front Page Top

#4 Certainly not her good looks.

Posted by Abu Uluque 2018-01-03 13:31||   2018-01-03 13:31|| Front Page Top

#5 TW, there was an obvious 'quickness' about her; it never seemed like she was reading from a prompter; her interviews were clear and concise; plus the trivial yet essential - pleasant voice and interesting to look at. Coptic Egyptian background IIRC.
Posted by Glenmore 2018-01-03 14:06||   2018-01-03 14:06|| Front Page Top

#6 Abu, she doesn't really look like that; while she may not be a pageant winner she's no gorilla.
Posted by Glenmore 2018-01-03 14:09||   2018-01-03 14:09|| Front Page Top

#7 How much was Lauer making when he first started at "Today"?

I suspect the era of ridiculously high salaries is over now.

I'd be more than happy with a 7 mil salary!
Posted by Seeking cure for ignorance 2018-01-03 15:09||   2018-01-03 15:09|| Front Page Top

#8 Never heard of it. Don't care.
Posted by Silentbrick 2018-01-03 20:11||   2018-01-03 20:11|| Front Page Top

#9 ^ Ditto that -- "Today" is pretty much outer darkness in my scheme -- but Glenmore's description's dead on. She was special. Don't think I ever heard a negative word about her from any Orleanian whatsoever, rabid racists included. Got in a cab one evening. Driver, in awed voice: "Dude, my last fare was Hoda Kotb... sitting right there where you're sitting... just dropped her off a second ago." Me: "Cut it out, you're turnin' me on." Pretty much any other "star," I'd've been all, "Yeah, thought I smelled something." People loved her. Simpler times.
Posted by Kofi Grineng5706 2018-01-03 23:58||   2018-01-03 23:58|| Front Page Top

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