Keep Ann Curry on the Today Show
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Keep Ann Curry on the Today Show

    1. Stephen Crowley
    2. Petition by

      Stephen Crowley

      phoenix, AZ

 

First, I have to say that I love Ann Curry. I am an Iraq Veteran and Aspiring writer with PTSD and a 60% service connected disability. Life is not always so easy for me. I tend to struggle.

It's Ann Curry's love for American Veterans that inspires me the most!

One of the things that really gives me a sense of calm and certainty in life is Ann Curry's compassionate style of journalism. I was in Iraq for ten months in 2005. That experience changed me forever. I am now very sensitive to the hurt, pain and troubles on this planet, even though I feel that I only received a very small portion of that experience.

Ann Curry's sensitivity to the human experience telegraphs through her journalism, to me and many other fans and viewers. Her compassion and dedication to her audience radiates every time she stands in front of a camera. She connects with people. She has definitely connected with me.

So please, NBC Universal. Do not take this from me. Do not take this from us.

Respect Ann Curry, cherish her. She is one of the best things you have going and to throw her away would be nothing short of a crime.

Sincerely,

Stephen J. Crowley

Former US Army SGT. OIF, Kirkuk Iraq 2005

To:
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NBC Universal, Viewer Feedback
I just signed the following petition addressed to: NBC.

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Keep Ann Curry on The Today Show!

We Love Ann Curry! Ann Curry Loves us and the Today Show!
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Sincerely,

Sincerely,
[Your name]

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 30,000 signatures
    2. Farewell, Without a Parachute; Ann Curry’s Tearful Goodbye From ‘Today’

      Stephen Crowley
      Petition Organizer

      This just killed me to see her like that! What a horrible thing for NBC to do, especially to such a sweet person like Ann Curry! It is nothing short of Corporate Bullying.

      The numbers on the petition show the outrage! This will still go to NBC! I hope they read every single one of the reasons people wrote. They need to realize that Ann Curry fans, young and old, are extremely hurt by this callous move to grab a few ratings.

      They really need to take that to heart, if they even have one!

    3. Reached 25,000 signatures
    4. The Warp: Ann Curry Confirms She is Leaving the Today Show :(

      Stephen Crowley
      Petition Organizer

      I am really bummed about this.
      It is in no way to be consider a failed campaign. I would still like to get as many people to sign. This will still go to NBC. It should send them a message. I would also like Ann Curry to have a copy of this petition and all the reasons people wrote, if it is possible.

      Keep signing and getting people to see this. Show Ann our support.

    5. "Sebastian suicidal over Ann Curry leaving Today"

      Stephen Crowley
      Petition Organizer

      Robert, a fellow Ann Curry supporter made this TOTALLY AWESOME video and put up a link to the Petition! Thanks Robert!!

    6. I added a line to the ABOUT THIS PETITION which I felt was important to say

      Stephen Crowley
      Petition Organizer

      "This time last year I was brought to the Phoenix VA Hospital by a Phoenix Police car and admitted to the Psyche Ward for Alchohol Abuse and Suicidal Ideations. I spent seven days there with other Veterans from WW2, KOREA, VIETNAM, DESERT STORM, OEF, OIF... It was an eye opener, to say the least.

      It's Ann Curry's love for American Veterans that inspires me the most!"

    7. Fan starts petition to keep Ann Curry on 'Today'

      Stephen Crowley
      Petition Organizer

      Thanks Boston.com!!

      Everybody Take the Poll!! (you better click yes :) "Do you want Ann Curry to stay on the Today Show?"
      RESULTS as of 7:39 am PST

      YES: 2068 votes
      NO: 826 votes

    8. Reached 20,000 signatures
    9. Online petition begs NBC to keep Ann Curry

      Stephen Crowley
      Petition Organizer

      WOW!! Thank You Erin at Entertainment Weekly! What a great article! You really hit all the issues that this petition represents! Thank You and EW.com!

    10. Ann Curry is a Professional

      Stephen Crowley
      Petition Organizer

      I got a little bit of a diluted impression of my motives from many of the articles. I take the blame for that. I should have been more clear.

      I admire Ann Curry, because, like me, she is a Professional. She has always impressed me with her high degree of professionalism.

      This is a worthy creed to follow.

      1st Paragraph US ARMY NCO Creed:

      "No one is more professional than I. I am a Noncommissioned Officer, a leader of soldiers. As a Noncommissioned Officer, I realize that I am a member of a time honored corps, which is known as "The Backbone of the Army". I am proud of the Corps of Noncommissioned Officers and will at all times conduct myself so as to bring credit upon the Corps, the Military Service and my country regardless of the situation in which I find myself. I will not use my grade or position to attain pleasure, profit, or personal safety."

    11. VET LAUNCHES PETITION TO SAVE CURRY’S JOB

      Stephen Crowley
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you online Journal!

    12. Reached 17,500 signatures
    13. Ann Curry's 'Today' Fate: Save Her, Say Fans

      Stephen Crowley
      Petition Organizer

      Thank You HOLLYWOOD.COM!

    14. An Iraq War Veteran Is Leading the Ann Curry Backlash

      Stephen Crowley
      Petition Organizer

      Thank You to The Atlantic Wire!

    15. Ann Curry Fans Petition To Keep Her On Today

      Stephen Crowley
      Petition Organizer

      Cinema Blend wrote a nice piece. Thank You Cinema Blend!

    16. Ann Curry's Fans Launch Petition to Keep Her on 'Today'

      Stephen Crowley
      Petition Organizer

      Thanks Ace Showbiz! You guys are a Class Act!

    17. Ann Curry fans rally to save her 'Today' job with online petition

      Stephen Crowley
      Petition Organizer

      Thanks MSN! Feel free to put the link up many more times!!

    18. Iraq War Veteran Launches Petition to Save Ann Curry's Job

      Stephen Crowley
      Petition Organizer

      Yahoo Movies in Canada! Thank You! ...and to all Canadians who pass this way. I salute those Brave Canadians Soldiers who have sacrificed their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan.

    19. Ann Curry fans petition to save her job

      Stephen Crowley
      Petition Organizer

      Thanks JAM Showbiz on the Canoe!

    20. I won't write the Gawker's Headline.

      Stephen Crowley
      Petition Organizer

      A.J. Daulerio, thank you for the press??? Oh yeah, I was an E-5 buck sergeant. I wasn't a Staff SGT! ...and knock off the cracks on Ann Curry. There's a lot of Vets on this petition. ...and we are all crazy! Just keep that in mind.

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Linda Seidel PUNTA GORDA, FL
      • over 2 years ago

      Ann was a wonderful news woman and she made it enjoyable to watch.. I'm going to quit watching Matt Lauer.

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    • Martin Lopez ALBUQUERQUE, NM
      • over 2 years ago

      Because i enjoyed her on the show. She was genuine and I did think she was both professional and empathetic

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    • Gregory Porter GAHANNA, OH
      • over 2 years ago

      Ann was a beautiful bright and vibrant face to wake up to every morning! She showed humor and style as well as sensitivity and compassion while interviewing her guests. Always the consumate professional, she carried herself with grace and dignity. We miss you Ann!

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    • Jackie Phillips CADIZ, OH
      • over 2 years ago

      Ann Curry is an inspiration!! She helped me through cancer and she made me believe in a better day!

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    • Jo Longstreth MANCHESTER, TN
      • over 2 years ago

      Ann Curry is a great journalist, she cares about people and she is always very interesting. She's classy!

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