Over the past few days, we’ve been inundated in many ways with a few specific things: Ratings news, cancellations, network upfront presentations, and gossip about creative shifts. With all of this “Mad Men”-like business chatter, isn’t nice to focus on the personal side of things for a change? This may be the best news that someone at NBC has had since executives realized that “The Voice” was going to save them from the ratings cellar.
On Monday morning’s edition of “The Today Show,” we had a very big announcement straight from the get-go courtesy of co-anchor Savannah Guthrie: She’s engaged! While the whole morning was not a “look at my ring” sort of spectacle, she did offer up a few simple details: Her fiance’s name is Mike Fledman, and he is a political consultant who she has been dating for much of the past four years.
Guthrie explained that she and Feldman were ultimately very happy, and after saying that nobody noticed she was wearing the ring for a while, that was it for them, but not for us. What we wonder next is the following: How can “The Today Show” capitalize on this for ratings? We have a few guesses.
1. Have Al Roker stand outside the chapel on their wedding day and greet random children.
2. Matt Lauer can serve as the officiant, which may turn into a game where we see how many times Savannah can come close to flipping him off as he brings up vacuum-gate all over again.
3. They make such a big spectacle of the wedding that “Good Morning America” hosts one of their own on-camera, featuring an even bigger star with tabloid headlines to their name.
All kidding aside, massive congratulations to both Guthrie and Feldman!