After building suspense over the “legend” that would be making an appearance today, Meredith Vieira made a special appearance on the TODAY show to announce that she’ll be joining the crew to broadcast from the London Olympics.
And more TODAY show surprises this morning when Matt Lauer made a call to Sarah Palin, who will be hosting the show tomorrow. Matt asked if she’s reading newspapers in preparation. Zing!
NBC News is investigating the editing done on a TODAY show story about George Zimmerman’s 911 call in the Trayvon Martin case. Video was released last week of Zimmerman entering a Sanford police station seemingly without injury, contrary to early reports.
A group of local business execs have purchased Philadelphia Media Network Inc, the parent company of The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Daily News, and Philly.com for $55 million, with another $10 million for operations. The owners have signed a pledge not to interfere with the newsroom workings. The company came out of Chapter 11 bankruptcy less than two years ago. [via]
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