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Ann Curry Sends David Gregory Message of Solidarity

As Mediaite reported earlier today, NBC’s David Gregory will not be given a chance to deliver an on-air goodbye to viewers on Meet The Press this weekend. The host announced he was leaving the network on Thursday and NBC subsequently confirmed rumors that Chuck Todd would be taking over as host of the long-running Sunday morning talk show. MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell will moderate this Sunday’s edition.

It seems likely NBC is trying to avoid the on-air awkwardness that occurred in June 2012 when Ann Curry left the Today show after a short tenure and turned her spot over the Savannah Guthrie. Which made this tweet from Curry to Gregory, featuring an inspirational quote from the Dalai Lama, all the more significant:

Gregory has not yet responded to Curry, and unlike the former Today host, he will be leaving the network altogether. But he did take time after the official announcement went out to tweet his congratulations to Guthrie, who just gave birth to a baby girl this week:

Relive the moment that NBC is trying to avoid below, via NBC:

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