Video: ‘Today’ Show’s Matt Lauer Responds to Rumors of Rift With Al Roker

Sep 12, 2012  •  Post A Comment

Matt Lauer, longtime host of NBC’s “Today” show, was asked about rumors of a rift between him and the show’s veteran weatherman, Al Roker, while Lauer was out on the street in New York Tuesday — and while he wasn’t letting on, his reluctance to talk about it may itself be telling.

Helping to fuel the rumors was a recent awkward on-air moment in which Roker appeared to refer to the departure of Ann Curry from the show when he made a “throwing people under the bus" comment, which we posted last month.

Lauer was also asked about competition from ABC’s “Good Morning America,” and admits in the latest video that “Today” team members “feel the heat every day.” But he adds: “We have for the last 20 years that I’ve been there.”

TMZ.com posted a one-minute video of the street interview, which you can see below.

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