CBS This Morning welcomed a very familiar face to their studio. Journalist Ann Curry sat down for an exclusive conversation.
A 'Today' Flashback
For many millennials, Curry played an important role when they started their day as part of the Today team. From 1997 to 2011, Curry delivered the morning news alongside anchors Matt Lauer, Katie Couric, Meredith Vieira, and Al Roker. She also interviewed a plethora of celebrities, politicians, and activists along with covering the major news events.
In 2011, Curry assumed the co-anchor duties after Vieira left the show. However, she lacked chemistry with Lauer and a series of unfortunate events led to her shocking on-air dismissal from the NBC morning news program on June 28, 2012. Curry spent the remaining three years of her contract at NBC as the Today Anchor-At-Large, where she spent most of the time on Brian Williams' defunct Rock Center with Brian Williams. She left NBC on Jan. 13, 2015.
Curry's Take On Lauer
Three years after leaving the network, Curry was with Gayle King, Norah O'Donnell, and John Dickerson, the newscast's new anchor. O'Donnell asked Curry to share her thoughts regarding Lauer's high profile departure from NBC News due to sexual misconduct allegations. Curry told the anchor team that she was not surprised by the claims and King asked her to provide more details.
"I would be surprised if many women did not understand that there was a climate of verbal harassment that existed. I think it would be surprising if someone said that they didn't see that."
King also brought up that many longtime viewers believed that Lauer was behind her firing. Curry tried to deflect the question and added that she did not know who targeted her. The former Today anchor stated that she has moved on in her career.
Curry And The #MeToo Movement
Another significant point in the CBS This Morning interview was Curry talking about how the #MeToo Movement is shaping the dialogue.
"The real question in my view is "What are we going to do with all of this anger?" It is not obviously about where I used to work, but it is about the problem that has been abrasive in workplaces across America, and the question is "What are we going to do about it?" said Curry.
Curry also talked about her involvement in the #MeToo Movement, and how important it is to embrace the sexual harassment victims.
“I don’t know a single woman who has not endured some form of sexual harassment and many women have endured workplace sexual harassment. It’s happened to me in multiple jobs. It is a way of sidelining women” -- @AnnCurry#AnnCurryThisMorning pic.twitter.com/lspNY1qoZX
— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) January 17, 2018
We’ll Meet Again
Curry also promoted her new PBS documentary series: We’ll Meet Again. The six-part series focused on reuniting people who were tied to some of history’s crucial moments such as the Holocaust and the 9/11 attacks.
The PBS series will premiere on Jan. 23.