Replace Matt Lauer with Ann Curry on The Today Show!

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Members of the Asian American community, including those from Asians NOW!, Asian Equal Rights, Global Asians for Actions and Social Change, Re:Asian, Asian Women Untangled, Indians NOW!, CACA Boston, and OCA Boston, request that you replace the disgraced Matt Lauer with the courageous, upstanding, and gifted Ann Curry, formerly a co-host on The Today Show.

Previously, she was fired from the show with the tacit support of Matt Lauer for her firing, and now we are finding out about his egregious behavior. Placing Ann Curry as Matt Lauer's replacement will send a message that Comcast/NBC Universal takes a stand against sexual harassment and upholds the advancement of women who have shown themselves to be accomplished journalists and hosts.

Ann Curry has an impeccable career, and we in the Asian American community are proud of her and her continuing achievements.  We encourage NBC Universal to hire Ann Curry if she chooses to take the position, and we believe that it is quite possible to make accommodations to the show that will allow for two female hosts or to have three co-hosts (2 female and one male).  Such moves will add diversity and will be well-received by the core audience of NBC News and NBC/Universal.

We call upon the CEO and President of NBCUniversal Stephen B. Burke to seriously consider this petition to replace Matt Lauer with Ann Curry.

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