Ann Curry bids a tearful farewell to Today. But she does get one final dig in:
They’re giving me some fancy new titles, which essentially means that I’m going to get tickets to every big story we want to cover.
Those fancy new titles are: Today Anchor at Large and National and International Correspondent for NBC News. What a mouthful. [Watch her say goodbye here]
There is no tomorrow. USA Today reports that this morning is Ann Curry’s last day on Today.
It’s “going to be a bit of a tough day,” she told USA TODAY in a 40-minute phone interview Wednesday, sounding as though she were fighting back tears. “I’m going to have to tell our viewers. That’s what makes me more emotional than anything. I don’t want to leave them. I love them. And I will really miss them.”
Bill Clinton and Mindy Kaling pick their must-have books of the holiday season. Upon reviewing Clinton’s list, Mindy said she would have chosen more “PhD-friendly books.” That’s just silly…
Watch the clip (and hear Ann Curry say ‘semen’) and check out their book selections below:
Mindy Kaling’s list
- “11/22/63” By Stephen King
- “Bossypants” By Tina Fey
- “Lady Gaga X Terry Richardson” By Lady Gaga and Terry Richardson
- “My Father’s Daughter: Delicious, Easy Recipes Celebrating Family & Togetherness” By Gwyneth Paltrow
- “Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty” By Andrew Bolton
- “The Girl in the Green Raincoat: A Tess Monaghan Novel” By Laura Lippman
- “The Marriage Plot: A Novel” By Jeffrey Eugenides
- “Look I Made a Hat: Collected Lyrics (1981-2011) with Attendant Comments, Amplifications, Dogmas, Harangues, Digressions, Anecdotes and Miscellany” By Stephen Sondheim
- “The Art of Fielding” By Chad Harbach
- “What to Wear, Where: The How-to Handbook for Any Style Situation” By Hilary Kerr and Katherine Power
Bill Clinton’s list
- “Jerusalem” By Simon Sebag Montefiore
- “Lincoln” By David Herbert Donald
- “Meditations” By Marcus Aurelius
- “The Way of the World: From the Dawn of Civilizations to the Eve of the Twenty-First Century” By David Fromkin
- “The Cure at Troy: A Version of Sophocles’ Philoctetes” By Seamus Heaney
- “One Hundred Years of Solitude” By Gabriel Garcia Marquez
- “King Leopold’s Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror and Heroism in Colonial Africa” By Adam Hochschild
- “Nonzero: The Logic of Human Destiny” By Robert Wright
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