VIDEO Paula Deen backtracks from N-word testimony on Today, didn’t know it was offensive

Paula Deen appeared on Today this morning for her first public interview since the fallout from a deposition revealing that she had used the N-word. See the full emotional clip as Deen explains “I is was at I is,” how she’s unsure if the N-word is offensive to African-Americans and who she blames for her recent public image hit.

NBC didn’t allow Ann Curry to comfort ailing Robin Roberts publicly

According to a recent report, things were so heated at Today that former host Ann Curry wasn’t even allowed to publicly comfort ailing Robin Roberts. Since Ann’s unpopular dismissal, Today has been floundering while Good Morning America has taken over the top spot in the all-important morning ratings wars.

Did NBC ban Ann Curry from appearing live?

The second part of 2012 likely wasn’t the best in Ann Curry’s life. After being “released” from her position at the Today’s co-anchor, the respected reporter’s role on NBC was drastically limited. However, it seems that 2012 was even worse for NBC Universal — but unlike with Curry, there doesn’t seem to be much public support of the network executives’ decisions.