This installment of Advanced TV Herstory takes a long look at the events that led up to Ann Curry being forced from her role as co-host of The Today Show in 2012, and more importantly, how she said her farewell. Within that context, we’re going to rewind the tape 23 years to when Jane Pauley was forced from her role as co-host of The Today Show in 1989. Yes, I guarantee you’ll learn something from this comparison.

Finally, we’ll cap it off with a lesson from ABC talk show host, Kelly Ripa about voice, managing the message and taking a risk.

Included in this installment is a hearty recommendation of Brian Stelter’s (then a reporter for the New York Times) 2013 book, Top of the Morning: Inside the Cutthroat World of Morning TV.

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Cynthia Bemis Abrams

Host, ADVANCED TV HERSTORY - Public Relations & Leadership Consultant; Adjunct Professor. Life-long TV enthusiast.

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