Sarah Palin was the much-hyped guest co-host on NBC’s “Today,” going head-to-head against former “Today” anchor Katie Couric, who this week is subbing on “Good Morning America” at her current workplace, ABC.
The closest reference to that faceoff, which took place when Ms. Couric anchored the “CBS Evening News”: Mrs. Palin was first glimpsed Tuesday on the “Today” show couch with her face buried in newspapers. It was a good-sport nod to an embarrassing moment from the Couric interview when Mrs. Palin couldn’t name any newspapers she read regularly, instead replying that she read “all of them, any of them that have been in front of me over all these years.”
She participated in a party-planning segment with actress-reality star Tori Spelling and in a conversation with advisers on raising teenage girls.
She joined in the “Today’s Professionals” panel with Dr. Nancy Snyderman, Star Jones and Donny Deutsch. Addressing the question whether Ashton Kutcher has the acting chops to portray Apple mastermind Steve Jobs in an upcoming biopic, Mrs. Palin said, “Do any of you here have experience with people being paid a lot of money to pretend like they’re you?”
“I didn’t see the movie,” the former Alaska governor hastily noted, “and I wouldn’t waste my time seeing the movie.”
On the topic of whether the pregnant Jessica Simpson is being unfairly criticized for her weight gain, Mrs. Palin made no bones about what she would have thought about anyone targeting her with such criticism: “I would have wanted to punch ‘em in the neck.”
Mrs. Palin’s appearance is part of a nonstop campaign waged by “Today” to protect its 15-year winning streak over “GMA,” a fight intensifying as the audience margin between the two rivals steadily erodes.View Entire Story
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