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Matt Lauer

I'm Down w/ Anderson

Replacing Me on 'Today'

3/27/2013 7:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Sources connected with NBC tell TMZ ... network honchos approached Anderson Cooper about the possibility of replacing Matt Lauer on the "Today" show at some point ... not immediately but at some point.

There is a story on Deadline.com that Matt made a call to Anderson to express his disapproval   ... TMZ has confirmed that is inaccurate and that call never happened.

In fact, sources connected with the network and Lauer tell TMZ that Lauer is actually on board with the idea of Anderson replacing him ... and he actually planned to have a meeting with Anderson to sit down and discuss it. We're told Matt put that meeting on hold because of a negative article that appeared in "NY Magazine" a few days ago.

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doggie lover    

Anderson would be great. He can be zany, morose, courageous, silly, combative, curt, and totally lovable. But he cannot succeed unless NBC changes the entire show. It has no energy, humor, surprises, emotion, or fun.

482 days ago
77.

jr23    

all of NBC management and on air needs to be replace there's no credibility altered and false video interviewing a convicted child molester in prison
no wonder the ratings are diving

482 days ago
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Willie guiest

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