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VIDEO: Family Guy: Kiss Seen 'Round the World

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Aired: 8/29/2001

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The Biz: Ryan Seacrest Could Replace Matt Lauer on Today

America could soon be waking up to Ryan Seacrest. After months of rumors that NBC execs were exploring hiring the American Idol host as an eventual replacement for Matt Lauer on Today, significant conversations are now taking place about making it happen as part of a larger deal between Seacrest and NBC parent company Comcast.

While the mention of Seacrest's name is likely to make TV-news purists cringe, Today has a history of hiring anchors without more

VIDEO: Kiss Seen Round the World

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Kiss Seen Round the World
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Aired: 8/30/2001

When Meg applies for an internship at the local television station and gets the job, she is disappointed to find that her news partner is the most reviled nerd in school, Neil. Caught in a life-threatening news situation, Meg laments that she never had a first kiss and agrees to kiss Neil only to find that he taped the whole thing in order to broadcast it across the world. Meanwhile, Stewie learns what a neighborhood bully is and the bully learns not to mess with Stewie. watch


Oh, God! Book II
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Year Title Description
2008 Audition TV Show Series, Remarks by
1980 Oh God! Book II Movie, Actor - Newscaster
1978 20/20 TV Show Series, Anchor
1977 Over Easy TV Show Series, Host
1973 Concentration TV Show Series, Host - Daytime host/Prime-time host

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Who Wants to Be a Today Host? Meredith Vieira faces a balancing act, but she wouldn't be the first

History is about to repeat itself at NBC's Today. Any minute now, The View's Meredith Vieira will sign on as coanchor to replace Katie Couric after she leaves to join the CBS Evening News. But it looks like Vieira will keep her other gig as host of the syndicated read more

My favorite TV moment this week...

My favorite TV moment this week (granted, I've been on the road and haven't watched a lot) occurred early Wednesday morning, as Matt Lauer defused the mawkish sentiment on the Today set in the wake of Katie Couric's long-awaited announcement that she would be leaving soon for CBS.

"Also coming up in this half hour..." Lauer quipped, as the Today crew (a great group, as I can attest to from the experience of being on the show a handful of times) broke into laughter.

What I loved about that gag was how it underscored the fact that life on Today would go on, no doubt quite robustly, after the Katie Couric era ends. (There have been so many: the Bryant Gumbel-Jane Pauley era; the Barbara Walters-Hugh Downs era; and so on).

This is a historic shift, no question, and shouldn't be underestimated even as it's overanaly read more

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