By Samantha Agranoff

The world is a hustling and bustling place these days. World events seem to be happening so often that people turn to the news to try and keep up. When people think of the most internationally well-known news programs, the Today Show can typically be found high up on the list.

Plenty of the people that have been in front of the show’s camera are famous merely for appearing on the program, such as Ann Curry and Frank Blair. Though, there is one person who has a cloud hanging over him: Matt Lauer.

What Is the Full Story?

Matt Lauer and the Today Show used to be almost synonymous with each other. Since the events of 2017, however, that could not be further from the truth. This is because, during that year, Lauer was publicly accused of inappropriate conduct (and that’s putting it mildly).

Lauer has since been let go from the beloved news broadcast. Since his departure, it’s been next to impossible to see him in front of a camera. But most people have only heard bits and pieces of what’s been going on, so what is the full story?

Terminated Contract With NBC

Lauer was living his best professional life while working for the Today Show. He was administering live interviews, bouncing off of the crowds, and showcasing his naturally balding head with a happy-go-lucky way about him. But everything he had worked so hard to build came crashing down on November 29, 2017.

NBC issued an official statement confirming that they had fired the newsman from his position due to a statement submitted by a female coworker. Despite being the first complaint Lauer had ever gotten after working at NBC for more than twenty years, it couldn’t be overlooked.