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As if that weren’t enough excitement, NBC broke the news in a Twitter posting that Tuesday’s show would also include what it termed “a big NBC announcement” by ubiquitous TV personality Ryan Seacrest.
But all of this pales in comparison to the main event: Tuesday’s morning-show showdown between Palin and Couric.
The original bout in October 2008 was a clear win for Couric, no matter if you thought she conducted a fair interview for which Palin was dismally underprepared or if you believe she came at Palin with a fusillade of unfair “gotcha” questions.
What will happen Tuesday?
Might either Palin or Couric make a reference, veiled or barbed, to the other? Which of them will score the higher ratings for this head-to-head hour? Will “Today” show devotees with an aversion to Palin turn to “GMA” to register their protest?
And will some viewers skip this rematch, if that’s what it is, altogether? An available alternative, third-place rival “CBS This Morning,” will likely be more focused on news than stunts.
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