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More than 60 percent of voters in a TVGuide.com poll think that longtime Today show news reader Ann Curry should take the anchor chair from Meredith Vieira, who is expected to leave the program later this year.
Who should replace Meredith Vieira on Today?
Sixty-one percent of voters support Curry, who was passed over for the job when Vieira replaced Katie Couric in 2006. Speaking of Couric, 14 percent of voters want the CBS Evening News anchor, who is reportedly looking to leave CBS once her contract expires, to come back to Today.
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Cable news networks scrambled Saturday to cover the magnitude-8.8 earthquake in Chile that killed at least 147 people and triggered potentially powerful tsunamis across the Pacific Ocean. CNN, Fox News and MSNBC struggled to get live updates from Chile, declared a "state of catastrophe" by President Michelle Bachelet.
CNN spent a large amount of time translating directly from CNN Chile and MSNBC, which usually broadcasts documentaries and newsmagazines rather than live news coverage on the weekends, struggled to find last-minute anchors. As of Saturday morning, CNN had sent anchor Soledad O'Brien to Chile to cover the aftermath of the earthquake and correspondent Dan Simon to Hawaii to cover possible tsunamis expected to hit the coast...