Late Night Last Night: Matt Lauer Talks ‘Today’ Show Controversy with Jay Leno

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Despite all of the hate Matt Lauer has had to deal with over the past year, he still maintains a positive outlook. “It’s been an interesting year, no question about it,” the NBC Today show host told Jay Leno Thursday night. “I am not a guy who complains, I am the luckiest guy — I love this job, I really do.”

Lauer even poured out some kind words about Kathie Lee Gifford‘s letter of of support for him throughout the contreversy. “She’s kind, and she’s compassionate,” he said.

Lauer has been ridiculed over the past year, often being blamed for his Today co-host Ann Curry losing her job. During her final episode last year, the two were quite cold to each other. Curry even refused to hug him before she left.

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