The Ultimate 'Cheer Up Ann Curry' Playlist!
Ann Curry said "Good Morning, Good Morning Everybody, In The News This Morning, Good Morning" for the final time as a Today show anchor this a.m. since she just announced plans to leave NBC's signature show.
"This is not easy to say, but this is going to be my last morning as a regular co-host of Today," Ann said through unexpected tears (hers and ours). "This is not as I expected to ever leave this couch after 15 years but I'm so grateful – especially to all of you who watched. You are the real Today show family. You are why I've ventured into dangerous places, interviewed dictators, jumped off planes, off of bridges and landed in the South Pole. I have loved you, I have wanted to give you the world, and I still do. For all of you, who saw me as a ground-breaker, I'm sorry I couldn't carry the ball over the finish line but I did try. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for letting me touch yours. I will keep trying."
Anyone else feel like this would not have been Ann's final broadcast if she'd been half as open and emotional during her tenure on the Today show? It was such a touching human moment, I felt an unexpected amount of compassion for the icy anchor and wanted to find the right way to let her know that everything would be OK. That's why I compiled The Ultimate Turn That Frown Upside Down, Ann Curry Playlist!
1. Michael Jackson's Smooth Criminal, a.k.a "Annie Are You OK?"
2. Michelle Branch's Goodbye to You
3. Wilson Phillips' Hold On
4. Maureen McGovern's The Morning After
5. Annie's The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow