NBC, the network that doesn't know how to treat its employees. I mean seriously, where the ratings that bad? They couldn't wait until after the Olympics or something? Ann Curry had been with the show for fifteen years and she's unceremoniously shown the door? Who does that? It's appalling and the fact that this isn't the first time they've treated a long-time employee that way should really be a cautionary warning for those long timers who are left.
In the end the Today Show will be fine. Honestly, I don't see why they couldn't wait until after the Olympics. They know they're going to get a huge boost and they should've just seen how long it lasted and then at that point made a decision that was A. Kept inside the network and B. Had a proper exit strategy that involved more than just an "announcement."
I do wish they'd just axe the 4th hour. I love Hota and Kathie Lee. They have a good chemistry and mean well, but just adding another hour because they're too lazy and cheap to put something together to avoid having to give an hour to affiliates is just stupid. Especially in a time when daytime television needs a revolution and some diversity. At least CBS and ABC are trying.