Jay Leno and Matt Lauer discuss President Bush, Katie Couric, other hard-hitting topics
Conversation on "The Tonight Show" tends to stick to the superficial, but on the Oct. 25 episode, Jay Leno got guest Matt Lauer to open up about politics and talk of a possible shake-up at "The Today Show."Lauer was the only member of the press to score a sit-down with former President Bush on the occasion of his memoir's release, and Lauer hopes it will reap some intriguing material. "When you stop and think about what President Bush experienced in office," Lauer explains to Leno, "from 9-11 to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and Hurricane Katrina, and so many other things... the financial situation. It should be really interesting."
Or maybe he's saving the interesting stuff for the book. Leno also brought up rumors that Lauer's "Today" co-host Meridith Vierra might soon leave the daytime series. "I would hope not," Lauer says. "I will chain her leg to the desk. It's good to have a rapport with the person you're working with."
He was a little more cagey on matters of Katie Couric, who's long been rumored to have an unsteady position at the CBS News and open to going back to her old gig. "I don't know," says Lauer. "I think that people get bored and they have nothing to talk about. I have a co-host. I love Meredith."
And so do we. Don't go anywhere Meredith!
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