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Al Roker

Did You Just

Call Out Matt Lauer??

8/16/2012 7:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

081612_roker_today_v2Things just got awkward on live TV ... with Al Roker seemingly calling out Matt Lauer for railroading Ann Curry off of the "Today" show.

Here's what happened -- Al, Matt and Savannah Guthrie were hanging with some Olympic rowers who were talking about some of their post-race traditions ... which includes flinging one of their teammates into the water.

Matt joked... "The tradition here in NY is you throw her in the Hudson River."

That's when Roker quickly chimed in ... "Which is different than OUR tradition ... which is you throw one of us under the bus, but that’s another story."

Cue some awkward laughter from Matt and Savannah.

As we previously reported, Ann believes Matt trashed her behind the scenes of the show ... and pressured NBC to fire her ass because he couldn't stand working with her.   And, as we reported, part of Matt's deal in re-signing with Today was that Ann had to hit the road.

Sources tell us Ann was cool with Al ... and respected him ... and after the comment he made on the show, it seems the feeling is mutual.


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I switched to Good Morning America after watching Today for over 20 years.

793 days ago


Ashley, let me guess, you're an Obama supporter? Matt is a metro sexual liberal, but your whining is Obama-esque.

791 days ago

don montie    

Matt, When you see Diana Nyad, tell her the only way she can swim the 90 miles is to inside a cage made of 1/4 inch wire pulled by a boat. I'm sure powers to be could built such a cage. My suggestion is that it must be at least 20 feet by 20, giving her room ro move about. Must have a top and bottom.

Good luck to her. Nice job on the games. Don

791 days ago


Thank you for speaking the truth, AL!! Matt Lauer is a sneaky, snarky, pretentious windbag. What kind of a sick person says that he will not re-sign back up with the show until Ann Curry is gone. Matt has said some really idiotic things during interviews... I would have told him not to let the door hit him in his fired a$$. He thoroughly disgusts me. Ann is one of the nicest people in the business, and she is really smart. She deserves better than having to work with a miserable person like that anyway.

788 days ago


Look at Matt Lauer's face after he says "Mr. Roker" and All begins to speak. He was not happy! TOO BAD! AL ROKER, YOU ARE A STAND-UP GUY!!

787 days ago


Matt is a dick! I met him a couple years ago at Deer Valley . His wife and kids were very nice, but he came like he owned the place. We sat back and said that how did we get stuck with where in the world is Waldo. Total loser, please Matt go back to OU and hide from the rest of us that didn't hide in that town for communications!

663 days ago
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