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2006: In The Morning Show Wars, Nothing Can Stop ‘Today’

> Dec. 5: Today marks 11th year in first place

> Nov. 10: Lauer and Sawyer are both in Jerusalem. Coincidence?

> Nov. 2: More speculation about Brown’s future

> Nov. 1: Brown is “first in line” for Sawyer’s chair, Observer says

> Oct. 10: Today and GMA tie in the demo twice

> Oct. 6: Sawyer gets the first post-DWI interview with Mel Gibson

> Sep. 13: Hi, Meredith

> Sep. 11: Friedman’s apparent strategy: Wait for Today to fail

> Sep. 7: Imagine an Early Show with Anderson Cooper and Campbell Brown

> Sep. 3: GMA’s Murphy on the challenge of Today: “It’s difficult to stop that machine”

> Aug. 14: GMA calls its Jill Carroll interview “exclusive,” but Today has a Carroll segment at the same time

> Aug. 14: Today execs feel like “they’ve built a system even more powerful than the talent”

> Aug. 8: Sawyer is the “most favorable” TV personality in America (beating Vieira and Couric

> Aug. 7: Floyd Landis says Today breached an interview agreement

> Jul. 28; Today beats GMA in softball

> Jun. 9: Matt Lauer sits down with Britney Spears

> Jun. 5: Couric’s departure could “realign viewer loyalties and usher in a new era of morning stars”

> May 31: Bye, Katie

> Mar. 30: “It’s our job to figure out” the next signature element in A.M. news, Steve Friedman says

> Feb. 21: “Executives at NBC News are getting serious about grooming a successor” for Katie Couric

> Jan. 4: Rumors of tension between Diane Sawyer and GMA EP Ben Sherwood

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