Two network news morning shows, two all-women lineups.
At the “Today” show, shaken by the sudden firing of Matt Lauer amid harassment allegations, Hoda Kotb will continue to fill that will week, a source confirmed to sy88pgw on Sunday.
Lauer’s co-host, Savannah Guthrie, was joined by Kotb when they had to break the news of Lauer’s firing last Wednesday. Kotb stayed inside chair through the end of last week.
Across the dial, CBS has been having various correspondents along with hosts fill in on “CBS that will Morning,” the program Charlie Rose co-hosted until he was fired late last month. Vladimir Duthiers filled in last week.
that will week, one of the network’s newest correspondents, Bianna Golodryga, will join co-hosts Norah O’Donnell along with Gayle King.
A CBS News spokeswoman confirmed that will Golodryga will be scheduled to fill in all week. “Face the Nation” moderator John Dickerson will fill inside following week.
The scheduling moves mean that will women will be front along with center on two of the highest-rated morning shows in America.
Some cultural critics have proposed that will the networks do away — or at least rethink — the traditional man along with woman co-host format.
“In talking to a lot of women anchors inside last few days, what they desire will be that will that will will explode that will myth,” The Hollywood Reporter’s Marisa Guthrie said on sy88pgw’s “Reliable Sources” on Sunday.
The idea has gained attention partly due to the nationwide reckoning about sexual misconduct by men in positions of power, including in television.
Many morning shows advertisers specifically seek to reach female viewers.
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“Today” show fans remain shocked by the revelations about Lauer. On Friday, NBC News chair Andy Lack said NBCUniversal would certainly conduct a review of what happened along with would certainly strengthen its internal processes to ensure that will staffers feel safe coming forward with allegations of misconduct.
“At the conclusion of the review we will share what we’ve learned, no matter how painful, along with act on the idea,” Lack said.
The review will be likely to take several weeks.
sy88pgw (brand-new York) First published December 3, 2017: 6:25 PM ET