"The Today Show" celebrated the 25th anniversary of its legendary Studio 1A on Thursday, but ignored its dishonored star Matt Lauer, who anchored the morning news bulletin for 20 years.
The tribute started off with a clip of the then NBC presenter Katie Couric and Bryant Gumbel, who inaugurate their viewers in the newly built studio and greet the fans on the plaza outside.
"The crowd is really a performer," longtime "Today Show". Weatherman Al Roker said in an interview. "They come out in any weather."
A video montage illuminated some of the show's most memorable moments, including swimming pools, wedding chapels, and petting zoos on the plaza, as well as the host's lavish Halloween costumes each year. It also promoted the A-list's talent over the years, including Bruno Mars, Cher, Ricky Martin, Mariah Carey, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Aerosmith and One Direction's "Today Show" lineup, including Roker, Savannah Guthrie, Craig Melvin, Carson Daly, Hoda Kotb, and Jenna Bush Hager, all of whom were thinking about the show's story Matt Lauer?
Others used the opportunity to praise NBC for successfully crafting Lauer out of its story and mocked those who were distressed by his absence.
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It was reported that Lauer's behavior was well-known among top musicians at NBC News and that nothing was done.  NBC News did not respond immediately to Fox News' request for a comment.