May 13, 2011
With this week’s official announcement that Meredith Vieira will be leaving NBC’s Today Show, the news got me thinking about our attachment to TV news personalities and the role they play in our daily lives.
When Meredith emotionally announced her decision to leave Today, we shared her emotion wholeheartedly. The sadness she demonstrated felt genuine and raw, and no doubt her fans – myself included – felt sadness of our own in this moment. Sadness which turned to nervousness as we immediately thought “Who will replace her?”