Today Show Beats Good Morning America With Paula Deen Interview

Paula Deen has surely managed to impress with her emotional speech at the Today Show. The star made an appearance on the set of Today Show on Wednesday morning. The exclusive interview with Matt Lauer was watched by millions of Americans, for the first time in months, Today managing to beat Good Morning American when it comes to ratings.

Paula agreed with the interview on Today, as she wanted to defend herself against all accusations that she was racist. The successful businesswoman is now struggling to keep her career afloat, after being caught making an offensive remark. Paula was actually sued by an ex-employee, who claimed that she made offensive remarks when planning her brother’s wedding, which had a Southern plantation-style theme. However, the celebrity chef claimed that none of these accusations are true.

“I am here today because I want people to know who I am, and people who have worked beside me walked beside me, know what kind of person I am. I am so distressed that people I have never heard of are experts on who I am,” she claimed.

The interview was so emotional that Paula even burst into tears. “I believe that every creature on this earth — every one of God’s creatures — was created equal,” she said. Matt asked Paula if she was a racist and the woman claimed that she isn’t. “The day I used that word was a world ago — I had a gun put to my head,” she said.

“I know my love for people, and im not going to sit here and tell everything I’ve done for people of color,” she went on to explain. “I would never hurt anyone on purpose.” “I’m heartbroken. I’ve had to hold friends in my arms while they’ve sobbed because they know what has been said about me. It’s not true,” Paula shared with her viewers.

“If there’s anyone out there that has never said something that they wish they could take back, please pick up that stone and throw it so hard at my head that it kills me,” she said. “Please. I want to meet you,” Paula concluded. And this is how her very emotional interview ended.

Over 4.84 million people watched Paula Deen’s interview on the Today Show. And more importantly, for the first time in several months, Today was watched by more people than Good Morning America, even though the audience differences were small.

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Today Show Names Holland A Top Vacation Spot

Today Show has just named Holland a top beach vacation destination for summer gateway. The small town located in West Michigan received recognition from Today last week. According to Today Show, Ottawa Beach, at Holland State Park, has numerous features that place this destination on the best affordable beach vacation locations top. Clean water, beautiful sunset and great nearby cottages and cabins are some of the most important such features. The city is filled with delicious restaurants, entrainment possibilities, as well as great shops. In fact, Holland has it all visitors may be looking for a unique vacation.


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According to Today Show the first five most affordable beach locations in the United States are:

1. Sanibel Island, Florida,
2. Hynnais Cape Cod, Massachusetts,
3. Holland, Michigan,
4. Carmel, California,
5. Cannon Beach Oregon.

Kathie Lee Gifford, one of the cast members of Today Show, claimed that she will spend her next vacation in Holland, trip which is set in a couple of weeks. According to the famous television show host, Holland is an adorable vacation spot. Kathie claimed that she loves this beach city and she just had to come back. Now, Holland is expected to experience a boost in tourism, as it happened in 2011 with the Northern Michigan national park. Only that back then the park was voted by viewers of Good Morning America as the most beautiful place in the country. It seems that the vote had a great influence on views, visits in the area growing with no less than 60%.


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If Today Show will now have a similar impact when it comes to the beast affordable beach vacation spot in the country, is something we will surely find out by the end of the summer. Even though Sanibel Island was voted the top affordable beach vacation spot in the country, Holland enjoyed higher publicity. Which of the two resorts will be preferred by visitors is yet to be established.

Top of the Morning Explains Today Show Drama

The Today Show has been the most successful morning television show in the United States for no less than 16 years. However, starting with last summer the success of the Today Show has started to drop. Soon, Today show fell to the second place in the ratings, loosing its supremacy to Good Morning America. How and why this happened is something that has many times been debated since the firing of Ann Curry, when the success of the show first started to pale. Well, now a new book is trying to answer all questions regarding the reason why Today lost no.1.


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Top of the Morning is the book that debates the success and the downfall of Today in viewers’ preferences. The book is written by Brian Stelter, who debates that the firing of Ann Curry caused the change in the morning television show’s ratings.

“When Matt Lauer decided to renew his contract, that’s when NBC was pretty convinced they should remove Ann Curry from the show … But Matt doesn’t shoulder all the blame himself. The real culprits are the executives behind the scenes, but unfortunately viewers never knew their names so they took it all out on Matt Lauer,” the author of this book claimed according to WTOP. But why was Ann fired? Well, according to Brian the Today Show has been winning for such a long period of time that they actually forgot how to lose. And that is a problem, at least this is what the author thinks.


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Currently, Good Morning American is the no. 1 morning television show in the United States. The show is watched by millions of Americans each day. Well, it seems that Brian has an explanation for that, as well. According to the author of Top of the Morning, immediately after the firing of Ann Curry Good Morning America realized how to capture the viewers who became disappointed with Today.

“I think GMA figured out how to stop being the ‘Today’ show. It had to be its own thing. GMA was more fun. It was more lighthearted, definitely more entertainment- driven than the ‘Today’ show and more importantly — it was ready to take an opportunity that was given by the ‘Today’ show,” Brian Stelter explained.


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In Top of the Morning: Inside the Cutthroat World of Morning TV, Stelter talks about the dismissal of Ann Curry, the Today’s impossibility to get out of second place, despite all their attempts, but also the financial pressure in morning television. Brian Stelter is a media reporter for the New York Times. The entire subject is fully debated in the journalist’s book, which should be read by all those interested in the fate of the Today Show.

Matt Lauer To Be Replaced From Today Show

The Today Show has been struggling for quite some time now to become once again the number one morning television show in the United States. Various changes and strategies have been tried by the producers of the show, but it seems that none of them really worked. Well, now new reports indicate that the Today Show producers are considering replacing Matt Lauer, the host of the morning television show.

A report published by The New York Times indicated that the morning television’s low ratings are actually the main reason why Matt’s days in the show are numbered. As The Today Show is still on the second spot behind Good Morning America when it comes to morning television, there is no shock in the fact that producers are considering replacing Lauer.


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Recently, an executive producer of the Today Show claimed that what matters most to make this morning television show successful is the connection that the audience has with its anchors. “What matters most is the anchor connection to the audience; what we need to work on is the connection,” the executive producer claimed. Still, a staff member declared that the producers were referring to Matt Lauer, exclusively, and the decision does not also include Savannah Guthrie, as well. Lauer was blamed by some for the departure of Ann Curry, which took place in June, 2012. It has even been claimed that Matt Lauer will be replaced by Willie Geist or David Gregory.

Despite these rumors, officials from NBC said that they actually have no intention of replacing Matt. A source told US Weekly that NBC has no plans in replacing the star. On the other hand, Matt Lauer claimed that the way NBC treated Ann Curry and handled her departure from the show was not the most inspired one. While Lauer said that NBC could have handled better that transition, officials from the network claimed that Lauer had nothing to do with Ann’s departure, insisting that the current anchor of the show is not responsible for the exist.


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What are the show’s producers willing to do next and if Matt Lauer will be replaced from the Today Show is something we will find out in the near future. For now, the Today Show remains the second most watched morning television program in the US. If this situation will change in the following months and the show will be able to regain its first spot in the audience’s preferences is something no one can tell for sure.