Today was Today show anchor Meredith Vieira's last day on the program. It was a very solemn occasion where they took time to recall her important moments like dancing with the Rockettes, falling down while ice skating, being attacked by Robin Williams and Russell Brand, polishing Colin Firth's trophy, and interviewing world leaders like Barack Obama and Miss Piggy.
Divers off the coast of North Carolina recovered the third-largest anchor from what's believed to be the remains of the pirate Blackbeard's ship, Queen Anne's Revenge. It's 11 feet and four inches long (seven feet, seven inches wide), and covered — as you can see — with gross ocean stuff. No word on whether or not it's haunted.
Philadelphia's misbehaving news anchors are the most exciting thing to come out of the Philly media scene since AJ Daulerio! Former Philly CBS anchor Alycia Lane (pictured) is famous for slugging a cop and emailing bikini photos of herself; fellow former Philly anchor Larry Mendte made his name by hacking into Lane's email and thereby destroying his career. Today: more details than you probably care to know about the relationship between the two!
Kimmo Wilska, an English-language anchor in Finland, was fired for drinking on a live television broadcast. Ironically, he was caught while reporting on alcohol violations in bars. Wilska claims it was a prank to entertain his co-workers.
Tina Knowles was midway through a plus-sized fashion show during the last hour of Today when Beyoncé burst onto set and surprised everyone. No one was as surprised as Hoda Kotb, who completely lost her sh*t. Hysterical slow-mo video inside!
When Ollie poses the brilliant question "what now?" to Jim back at the station, his reporting prowess is called into question, leading to an all-out old-man cat-fight.
People falling is funny enough. But news anchors falling when they're trying to reach across the table? That's enough ingredients to get a stew goin'.
Brought to you by a tag-team of morons doing their best just to get through the simple dialogue, the combination of illiterate journalist and an incompetent production team makes for one great newscast fail.
"In the Papers," as you know unless you have the grave misfortune to live somewhere where you are unable to enjoy Pat Kiernan's calm visage and dulcet tones in the morning, is a segment where Pat leafs through the morning papers, pointing out the stories that are interesting to Pat Kiernan. Now Pat's going to "expand his personal brand" by taking the segment online, so readers across the nation can allow Pat Kiernan to "'cut through the clutter' and compile the most relevant articles for readers each day."