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Matt Who? ’Today’ Omits Lauer From Video Celebrating Show’s 25th Anniversary

Matt Lauer on set for The Today Show.
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Jun. 20 2019, Published 5:16 p.m. ET

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Today marked its 25th anniversary today, June 20, with a highlight reel showing some of the morning show’s most iconic moments and stars since moving to studio 1A in 1994 — but producers completely erased Matt Lauer’s two decades of contributions!

Lauer, who was co-anchor from 1997 until he was unceremoniously dumped from the program in November 2017 after allegations of indecent behavior, never once appeared in the nearly six-minute video.

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Instead, the retrospective focused on the show’s history, highlighting the popular NBC program’s iconic moments, bloopers and hosts through the years, from Katie Couric and Craig Melvin to Savannah Guthrie and Al Roker.

As reported, Today executives canned Lauer, 61, and replaced him with Hoda Kotb after sexual misconduct allegations against him came to light, including claims of a multi-month affair with an ex-staffer.

Many fans of the show noticed Lauer’s conspicuous absence from the reel.

One person called Today editors “MVPs” for not including footage while another noted: “I actually forgot he was part of the show.”



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