Ann Curry: Online Petition Hopes to Keep Curry on 'Today' Show
Ann Curry Reportedly Leaving 'Today' Show
Could an online petition keep Ann Curry on the Today show?
One Iraq vet is hoping that Curry's fans' voices will be heard, as he started a petition to "Keep Ann Curry on the Today Show."
"First, I have to say that I love Ann Curry. I am an Iraq Veteran and aspiring writer with PTSD and a 60% service connected disability. Life is not always so easy for me. I tend to struggle."
He adds, "One of the things that gives me a sense of calm and certainty in life is Ann Curry's compassionate style of journalism. I was in Iraq for ten months in 2005. That experience changed me forever. I am now very sensitive to the hurt, pain and troubles on this planet, even though I feel that I only received a very small portion of that experience."
Crowley continues, "Ann Curry's sensitivity to the human experience telegraphs through her journalism, to me and many other fans and viewers. Her compassion and dedication to her audience radiates every time she stands in front of a camera. She connects with people. She has definitely connected with me."
In the end, Crowley urges NBC Universal to "not take this from me," adding, "Respect Ann Curry, cherish her. She is one of the best things you have going and to throw her away would be nothing short of a crime."
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So far, the Ann Curry petition has garnered more than 18,000 signatures.
Will the petition be enough to keep Curry on the Today show?