Tamron Hall & Al Roker co-hosted a top rated morning show called "Today's Take" on NBC - the network cancelled the show to create a slot for Megyn Kelly, who recently came to the network from Fox. Ms. Hall was the first black female anchor the network had. The insult compelled Ms. Hall to resign and leave the network. Why aren't there cries of racism being shouted out from the rooftops?
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Doomed, I can agree with, but Racist? No. Stupid thought. Frankly, it is irresponsible for anyone to play the race card here. I've presented the fact that viewers like Hoda & Kathie Lee. They're down to earth, older and refreshing. Sincerity wor
Savvy, why would they feel compelled to replace Hall's show with Kelly, unless there was some sort of racial undercurrent there? The statement says it was a top rated morning show... why on earth would they want to mess with that... unless...
Bottom line is that Hoda & Kathie Lee are more popular than Roker and Hall. Hard for men to understand just how much women love & follow the show. If they had gotten rid of Kathie Lee & Hoda, The Today Show would have tanked for sure.
My confusion stems from why mess with either of them? If both shows were doing good, find somewhere else to put her... make her the next Barbara Walters of 20/20 or 60 minutes. Or something even more compelling, not killing off another show to do
Oh, I see, Ken. Yes, the morning show thing seems kind of lame to me, as well, given that she had the Prime time slot on Fox. I don't really 'get it' either. After all, they're paying her a fortune.
I think NBC saw it as a political triumph...The conservative Megyn Kelly. Frankly, I don't care that much for her either and it's not a gender or racial thing. I've worked in broadcasting. I understand.
I agree - she shouldn't have left, although if I were in her shoes, I might have left too as it does feel like a major-league snub after having the success she's had
I'm not so sure Mike - there's rumblings of racism starting to emerge across the internet
I don't know Ralph, NBC is pretty darn liberal and the liberals don't usually attack their own kind. Just imagine if it had been Fox that did that.
You are right as usual - Fox would be getting hammered.