Friday, December 27, 2013

Jane Pauley And Bryant Gumbel To Anchor Today Show On Monday

Yes, Matt Lauer will be there but if the executives at Today are smart and lets be honest they really aren't all that smart they would lock Matt in his office or tell him to stay home for the day and let the magic happen. On Monday, Jane Pauley and Bryant Gumbel will return to the Today Show and co-anchor it for the first time since the 1980's. Bryant is till on television on HBO and Jane kicks around the tires every so often on a freelance job but doesn't do much else. The two of them made Today number one and then passed the torch to Katie Couric and Matt Lauer. It was during Jane and Bryant's run that a guy in late night was trying to make his mark and decided that crashing the Today Show while they were airing a live show would be the perfect way to get people to watch his own show on the network.

14 comments:

Seven of Eleven said...

So Letterman was a troll from the start? Glad the clip was titled, no need to see his mug if not necessary.

audrey said...

Bryant Gumel has got to be the worst interviewer ever in the history of TV.

Megley said...

If it's a one-off, it won't make a difference.

Amy in MI said...

Wayne Brady makes Bryant Gumbel look like Malcom x

lazyday603 said...

A lot of people were already watching his show on the network. They were just all different people than the ones up at 7:00 am watching morning shows. And it was a Today prime time special they were doing live that he interrupted. Gumbel & Letterman feuded for years after that.

Freya said...

Chappelle Show!!!

Tru Leigh said...

Gawd, they must be desperate. Next they'll bring back J. Fred Muggs.

Susan said...

Actually, I enjoy the Real Sports show on HBO. My husband always has it on, and I get pulled into virtually every story despite my loathing of all things sports.

Worstcompanytoworkfor said...

Can't wait !

Rhody said...

I love Jane, though she seems more fragile lately. I don't know how else to put it. Maybe since she disclosed she's bi-polar she just seems a little medicated to me. And if anyone ever watched Matt when he first became anchor, he was just doing a Bryant imitation. Bryant gave off this holier than though persona that worked for him but back-fired for Matt

PV Siren said...

Oh, those were the days. yeah, i'm getting up there but still somewhat savvy.

Henriette said...

I can't stand Gumball. Where do you think Lauer learned all the tricks? Gumball taught him how to be a douchebag. Since it's Lauer's birthday, he should have the day off. Ask Deborah Norville what she thinks of Gumball. She was the original Ann Curry, and Gumball hates Katie Couric.

NaughtyNurse said...

Bryant is still hot!

di butler said...

Bryant Gumbel is a racist, misogynistic ass boil. I hope now that we live in the age of info, ppl find this out.