November is over and the facial hair has got to go!!! Matt's mustache is horrible and Al's makes him look 20 years older!! I hate to be so mean but what has happened to having a professional image? If a women let herself go like that she wouldn't even be close to a camera!
Also please let the guest talk!!!!!!! So many of them talk over each other it give me a headache, I know this morning why I stopped watching months ago and I've already had to turn it off! Great show gone bad.
These ladies are way to aggressive. Their behavior depicts those who wants to be heard no matter what! Even if that means interrupting each other or the other cast members. I've also seen them bringing that behavior over to the guests. Come on people! Those guys didn't get up at the crack of dawn only to be talked over and treated like a piece of meat. The interview is about them not your thoughts,ideas and opinion on the subject at hand. I swear, I just want to scream at the TV sometimes to just "shut up" and let them talk. Getting to be too much. Who wants to start their day off with so much aggression and bullying? Not me!
I watch the to-day show on NBC because it is the Channel my local news is totally they encourage the people in the crowd to start to scream ,I am a combat veteran and that hurst my immediatly change the channel to FOX to avoid the pain in my head because of the screamming!!Could the people AT NBC please discontinue this unnecessary noise,Thank you!
The Today Show has deteriorated to a bad soap opera. Suggestions include: Get rid of Savanah - she thinks she runs the show, comes across as insincere when interviewing people, continually tilts her head back and looks down her nose at everyone and is a just terrible as the female lead! Get rid of Al Roker - he is so full of himself no wonder he has weight problems and adds nothing resembling intelligence to the show! What's up with this new stupid Orange Room - need I say more - I think Stupid describes it in one work. Matt could be good if he finally had a co anchor who wasn't trying to run the network as her next step. Natalie Morales is the most human of all of them. Perhaps you start with her since she seems to have intelligence, empathy and comes across as credible then build from there. And if watching one fiasco in the morning isn't enough, it is followed by two disgusting "cougars" Hoda and Kathy Lee. Can we say desperate!!! This show adds absolutely nothing to your network line up. NBC does a great job in the evening with Brian Williams so why can't they get it right in the morning?
Completely agree with the posting by earthwarrior54. Iwas an avid watcher of the Today Show, but it has now degenerated into the most awful TV tabloid. New management has done nothing to improve the program. The only thing that will give the show a chance is getting rid of people like Al Roker, who is a victim of his own self assessment. Natalie Morales would be a prime candidate for the lead in a remake of the movie "To Die Willie Geist? Enough said; just free Willie. Matt Lauer? Hang up your mike. In short, start from scratch and get a show that has no personality cult people. Is shorter and has more focused content. By this I mean what is happening TODAY.
There was a time many - many years ago I used to actually enjoy this show. It was the only news cast I'd watch as I got ready for work in the morning. Even as recent as 911 I recall being glued to the TV as events of the day unfolded. But over the years it's just become the most obnoxious show on in the morning. I can't even call it a news show - CNN is news this is tabloid crap at best told by people who think they are celebrities or comedians or both. First, the live loud outside audience is old & tired & just gives me a migraine!. Been there done that for way too long. Now it's like people - get a life. What fool is going to stand out there in the cold & rain to see Al Roker or no lips Guthrie? I used to respect Al Roker but now his ego has taken place of the weight he's lost & he's NOT funny! Poor Matt was given the position of host of the Today show so many years ago but he continues to be squashed by over egotistical females who just walk all over him. I remember when he took over for Gumball & Couric just stepped right over that promotion & it quickly became the Couric / Lauer competition hour. And jump to today.... when it comes on I am soon to change the channel. Then to add insult to injury they bring on Kathie Lee & Hoda. Who names their kid Hoda anyway? I'd rather stick needles in my eyes then listen to the 2 of them. These people are not actors, comedians or celebrities: they are newscasters & weathermen. Is this really what they envisioned back in the day when they choose their career paths? This isn't news, it's garbage, tabloid trash with no value. But then hey, at the end of the day it's all about the paycheck right? And God knows they are getting paid well. NBC lost its way a long time ago & by many of the other comments on here I am not the only one who'd like to see this be the "yesterday show". Now in the words of singer . "please shut up, please shut up!"
I would hope that if you were going to cover the storms in Illinois, that you would choose to also cover the devastating storm that hit the southern tip of Illinois in the community of Brookport. It is a very small community with three confirmed deaths now that took a devastating blow of destruction. I am not sure why you only focus on Washington, Ill except for the fact that it is near Chicago, but there are other places that are suffering just as much and have seen as much or more devastation. I think that it would be diligent on your part to be unbiased in your reporting to make sure that you are bringing all aspects of these storms to light and not just the area you choose to highlight.
I was raised on the Today show and remember hearing the them song as my signal to wake up for school! My history is long with this show and it pains me to see it implode in this way! But the last straw was the "Puppy Party" this morning. Watching Tamryn roll on the floor with puppies crawling all over her was all I could take! Then to add insult to our intelligence and morning dining routines, they decided to discuss what the puppies left behind in the Orange Room! What?! And who came up with this Orange Room concept? And the swiping of the screen is supposed to make us feel like the Today show is current? Because they give updates on celebrities?? Where is the real news and, by this point, considering we've lost all respect for anyone left on "the couch" even the real stuff doesn't come across as credible anymore. What a desperate attempt to capture the youth market, but even that is insulting to our young people. They're not watching the Today show so why bother?? This new charade is geared toward idiots who want to be entertained in the morning and not informed. All the chatter and banter among the 9:00 hosts make my ears bleed and my head ache! I am so done with this show!
This show used to be my morning ritual, but since dumbing it down to try to recoup their audience, it's devolved into a noisy, chatty mess. There used to be a balance of actual news and intelligent content mixed with the lighter stuff, but rarely anymore can I find a reason to leave it on before my ears start bleeding. They're desperately pandering with an ever-growing cast instead of focusing on quality. And I agree 100% with Needpolite below: Natalie Moralis constantly talks over people. Last but not least (since I will never be back on this site again)---I'm tired of all the grief Matt Lauer has taken over the Ann Curry firing. Ann Curry appears to be a very nice woman, clearly compassionate and feeling toward her interviewees, and not afraid of a challenging field assignment. But that does not mean she was appropriate as the co-host on the show. She could not read well, she was too soft and not quick-witted in the way Meredith Vieira or Savannah Guthrie or Katie Couric are. You have to be more than a kind person to be able to handle the position she was given.
Natalie interrupts every sentence Willie and Al starts. Even after a piece on finishing other people's sentences she constantly interrupted. It makes her appear insecure. Is she afraid the show will let her go?
Now I get it, the Today Show really is trying to attract the dumb and naive viewer. For the 5 minutes that they actually report the news, could they be more one-sided. It has really gotten bad in the last 6 mos. As an educated moderate that cares about our country and its economy, I want somewhat objective news from the Today Show- both sides. Stop trying to pretend your being honest and fair! Why are you AFRAID to report the atrocities happening daily in the White House- the lack of leadership? Now, as a long- time viewer I have to turn you off- not buying your irresponsible reporting manipulation tactics anymore. I would think most informed smart viewers will do the same.
I was a long time viewer of the Today Show, but I just couldn't continue to watch the fluff that they consider news any longer. Most of the show is updates on "celebrities", chatter amongst themselves with stupid jokes and personal information. Who cares? And when did Al become one of the anchors? No one is interested in his opinions and his "jokes". Let him go back to reporting the weather. Matt has become arrogant and his treatment of Paula Deen, is still today, one of the lowest points of his career and the show. What is the point of the Orange Room and Carson Daly? Love Hoda & Kathy Lee, but hate the woman is is always cackling at everything they say. It's so annoying.
Same pig just different lipstick I did not watch for 2 years, whe I red about the make over I was hopeing they also changed the format. However it was the same pig just different lipstick. I'll check back again in a year to see if the ship has been corrected or if cbs took iver the second slot
I usually don't take precious time out of my day to actually make a complaint, BUT, I feel it is necessary to save The Today Show! Lately, my husband and I cannot even make it through a show. We've been loyal viewers since Jane Pauley & Tom Brokaw but find the Today Show has become the Parenting Network! Yesterday, I took the time to write down everytime they talked about parents, babies & children. How about 8:21am,-8:25am, 8:32-8:33, 8:45-8:50, & 8:56-8:57 I finally had to give it up.. I know it's only for a few minutes, but they add up. I love children, but don't want to watch a show that constantly harps on it. Also, Jenna Wolfe and Jenna Bush are too much to put up with. I can't stand either one of them! Willie, Al, Natalie and especially Mel B are very inspiring but please don't have them do anymore segments on parenting, babies & kids. We watch the Today Show to hear the NEWS and yes, stories of the stars occasionally, but not babies, parents & kids in every other segment. Also, Kathy Lee & Hoda need to tighten up - they are too focused on drinking/boozing and everyone talks at the same time including the lady in the background who hoots and hollers constantly (JoAnne?) Why doesn't she get her own show??? Obviously she wants to be on camera so bad! OK, I've vented - now I feel better. Hopefully, you will take my comments to heart and listen to a long time viewer who has always supported the Today Show. Let's just call this an intervention because I care enough. Thanks!
Like many of the commenters here, I have always watched the Today show from Jayne and Tom through Matt and Savannah. I know times have changed but this new delivery of the news is terrible, it's like using People magazine as a book report.
I understand the twitter focus, indeed, this is a new media which should be explored and incorporated in the news, but the main reason for a news organization is to inform and educate the public of current events. Perhaps during four hours of the Today show you could dedicate at least 30 minutes of actual news like the greats of NBC news, Huntley, Brinkley, Brokaw, and even Garroway. Instead it now looks like the monkey, Muggs is making the executive decisions of what should be on the show. This phony humor, the constant use of the outside audience , as well as the coffee chatter is very annoying.
I will say the addition of Willy Geist and Carson Daily could have legs, but definitively needs development.
Kathy Lee and Hoda are great and really perfect for their time period.
Please fix this show! I know you can do that. Please go back to the delivery of the news. Maybe Lester Holt could do the morning news he is terrific in the anchor spot but not quite comfortable in the weekend team lead. I think he likes the more formal approach to news.
BTW, please don't have Jenna Wolfe return, I don't want her telling me how wonderful she and anything she touches is wonderful, completely inappropriate !
What happened? What did you do? You have turned the Today Show into "just another talk show". How sad! There are so many talk shows out there that I could watch if that's what I wanted to do. I watched the Today Show because it delivered the NEWS, not current events, what's happening with the stars, how to raise your children, etc. The one thing I could count on is that I could always count on The Today Show to be able to watch and find out what's happening around the US and the world. Not anymore, obviously. I won't be watching the Today Show anymore.
Worst idea ever to let Anne Curry go and hire Savanna. She's so obnoxious to watch. I miss the days of Meredith and Anne. I can't believe that Matt really treated Anne as horribly as he did. Shame on him. I will sadly be changing my channel to Good morning America. I definitely can't sit and watch Carson deliver my news. What a shame :(
The "Born today" is the straw that is sending me to Good Morning America. I want current news, not a science study first thing in the morning. I have stuck with you for years, always welcoming your news and comments. I will miss Al Roker. Thanks for the memories and good luck with your ideas on morning
I've watched the Today show for 30+ years and find I cannot stand listening any longer to everyone talking at the same time, over each other about their personal life or other non sense topics. Who are you catering to these days? You've turned into a talk show not a news program. I am disappointed to say that I now watch CBS and ABC in the morning with my coffee. Sorry Today Show. I'll try you in another year when maybe you get serious again. I loved Ann and miss her. Also get rid of the lady in the back ground that laughs so load when Al makes a "funny". I speak for several of my friends as well.
My partner has been watching the Today Show for many years. As a recent retiree , I now find myself having to endure the show whilst consuming breakfast. I have no doubt that the program would be of interest to women, especially young mothers and school girls . The focus of the show is on boy bands, American celebrities, promotion of Channel 9 reality TV program's and women's health. I presume the are other men out there who are in a similar situation to myself. How about adjusting the content to include material that may be of interest to people other than the targeted audience?
Really! With so many in our country that are have trouble keeping their homes, or doing general maintenance on them, and you redo a perfectly good area and spend all that money. FOR WHAT?? To make the average person watching the news feel bad. Maybe helping some of those in need would be money better spent.
You guys just amaze when dicussing that picture of obama with his foot on the desk, roker says "it's much ado about nothing" I take it that he wouldn't mind if obama came to his house and propped his foot up on his dining table??? or up on the news desk on their show???He was being disrespectfull, period. That desk is not even his. It belongs to us the citizens of America. He can prop his feet on his own ours!
While reporting on Syria and the possible air strike by the . Jim talked about other air strikes in the past one of which was when President Clinton launched an attack against Osama Bin Laden in Afghanistan in 1998 after witch he said that Obama then attacked the . on 9/11. Pretty bad mistake for a veteran news caster!
I can't watch this show anymore as 1/3 of my screen is taken up by these unnecessary graphics. Do we really need to be told who they are interviewing after they have told us and the interview lasts less than a minute. It is over kill. How about a clean Tv screen so we can actually see who is being interviewed. CBS has graphics that work and enhance the program, Today show does not. I have switched to CBS for this alone. AM i the only one that can't stand this garbage?
Horrible and worse... boring! I see the producers on the show today... who do they think they are producing for? Do they have a clue who their audience is? I don't think so... I have been a huge fan of the Today show for more years than I want to admit to, but you are about to lose me! Susan Sinclair
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