Matt Lauer was largely – however not fully – absent from the Right this moment present’s celebration of its personal seventieth anniversary.
The present marked the event on Friday (14 January) with a 12-minute phase trying again on the programme’s historical past.
Lauer was an anchor on Right this moment for 14 years between 1994 and 2017. He was fired after NBC reviewed allegations of “inappropriate sexual conduct within the office” on his half.
Lauer issued an apology on the time, stating partially: “Some of what’s being stated about me is unfaithful or mischaracterized, however there’s sufficient fact in these tales to make me really feel embarrassed and ashamed. I remorse that my disgrace is now shared by the folks I cherish dearly.”
The Right this moment present’s 12-minute phase features a few glimpses of Lauer’s time on the programme, all taken from archival footage.
He may be seen within the introduction, across the five-second mark.
Lauer seems once more 4 minutes in, in footage from the programme’s 9/11 protection. He’s seen once more just a few seconds later, interviewing Hillary Clinton.
Two extra appearances happen 9 minutes in – one that includes Lauer in entrance of the Nice Pyramids in Egypt, and the opposite from a phase he as soon as filmed whereas scuba-diving.
Forward of the Right this moment present’s anniversary, govt producer Tom Mazzarelli had been requested by Adweek’s TVNewser whether or not Lauer could be proven within the programme’s celebration materials.
“We’re going to look again at our historical past, and he’s part of our historical past, as are all of the anchors all through the final 70 years,” Mazzarelli had advised the publication. “You’ll see him.”