John Seigenthaler Leaves NBC Anchor Spot

John Seigenthaler Leaves NBC Anchor Spot

There are 26 comments on the Newsday story from Apr 2, 2007, titled John Seigenthaler Leaves NBC Anchor Spot. In it, Newsday reports that:

"NBC Nightly News" weekend anchor John Seigenthaler signed off for good this weekend after the network decided not to renew his contract due to budget cuts.

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Tara - Williamston-MI

Redmond, WA

#1 Apr 2, 2007
Thanks Mr. Seigenthaler for the great mememories. The main reason for watching the evening news on the weekend was you. Thanks for always bringing a smile to my face at the end of your show. Sorry to see you leave and I hope that I can find you on another network soon. Enjoy the weekends with your family......You deserve that at least.............
Tara-Williamston -MI

Redmond, WA

#2 Apr 2, 2007
Thanks Mr. Seigenthaler for the great mememories. The main reason for watching the evening news on the weekend was you. Thanks for always bringing a smile to my face at the end of your show. Sorry to see you leave and hope that I can find you on another network soon. Enjoy the weekends with your family......You deserve that at least.............
B O H I C A

Fishkill, NY

#3 Apr 2, 2007
Who cares?

One less over paid lying liberal media personell.

The only thing he's good for now is for selling used cars to illegal aliens.
Bens Opinion

Medford, NY

#4 Apr 2, 2007
"Out Magazine" doing a story on him ??????
Judith

AOL

#5 May 19, 2007
This just sucks. I have always admired John Siegenthaler and I will miss his prof essionalism on the weekend news. I thought he should have been given Tom Brokaw's position. Lester can only be in so many places, ie., The Today Show, White House, etc.
I admire Lester, but a mistake has been made letting John leave. Who runs this group anyway? Do they ever ask the audience what they think?
Just An Observer

Oscoda, MI

#6 May 20, 2007
Honestly, I never cared for his personality nor demeaner. To think he could ever take the place of a Tom Brokow is just ridiculous!
J J Ramrz

AOL

#7 May 26, 2007
Another big mistake from NBC management,
why you let good anchor left NBC?
kickingwoman

Mohave Valley, AZ

#8 Jun 10, 2007
When I first watched weekend news on NBC I was un-impressed. However, my significan other contradicted my opinion and I began to watch Mr. Siegenthaler and to my suprise he won me over! I am surpised that NBC chose not to re-new his contract and I am looking for him on another network that would be blessed to have him on their staff. Thank you
wiw

United States

#9 Jun 10, 2007
The target demographic is quite obviously teens and maybe a decade older. You know, the types that post here in defense of people who shoot homeowners, burn down houses with women in them or ride ATCs thru yards, etc.

So in addition to being white and male, he is far too intelligent to ever make it in the new world of infotainmentnews. Look for him to be replaced with a spanish woman who occassionally says ain't.
wiw

United States

#10 Jun 10, 2007
Case in point two minutes ago. One of the talking heads on ch 11 reported a bomb went off in Turkey. So far, so good.

Then she blew it by saying it was in the capitol, Istanbul.
JMF

Bethlehem, PA

#11 Jun 23, 2007
I am so sorry that John's contract was not renewed. I looked forward to watching him every weekend. He was a great addition and now a great loss to NBC.
Francisco Melton

Nashville, TN

#12 Jun 24, 2007
NBC is lucky to be rid of Katie Couric but they made a big mistake to get rid of John Seigenthaler. We hope that he comes back to Nashville where he is from and replaces either Chris Clark who just retired or Demetria Kalidomos who many think needs to retire.
Bill Early

Black Mountain, NC

#13 Jul 1, 2007
He came across as the consummate professional.
He did a fine job and will be sorely missed. Lester will have some large shoes to try and fill. Thanks for the great job Mr. Seigenthaler.
Smug

New York, NY

#14 Jul 4, 2007
John Seigenthaler is a smug bastard
stacie

Nashville, TN

#15 Jul 8, 2007
John Scott Sherrill and the Flat River Band will be appearing live Monday night @ 9pm at the Station Inn. July the 9th. Limited seating available. Come early. You do not want to miss this show.
Richard Klojgaard

North Tonawanda, NY

#16 Jul 20, 2007
Bill Early wrote:
He came across as the consummate professional.
He did a fine job and will be sorely missed. Lester will have some large shoes to try and fill. Thanks for the great job Mr. Seigenthaler.
I have been missing John Seigenthaler, he was a breath of fresh air on the news. I can only wish him the best of luck in his future endeavours.

Richard Klojgaard

London, Ontario
Brad White

AOL

#17 Jul 22, 2007
John Seigenthaler, Jr. was the best!

NBC Sucks to let him go.

I am tired of seeing Lester Holt (Who is good) but on way tooo much.

John was the best weekend guy there is, next to Trace Gallagher on FOX

Bad NBC Bad....
TwoAlaskans

AOL

#18 Jul 28, 2007
We've been wondering what happened to John as we, too, had enjoyed his broadcasts each weekend. In fact, have to say that he was our favorite anchor. Too bad NBC. What were you thinking?
fwiw

Schenectady, NY

#19 Jul 29, 2007
TwoAlaskans wrote:
We've been wondering what happened to John as we, too, had enjoyed his broadcasts each weekend. In fact, have to say that he was our favorite anchor. Too bad NBC. What were you thinking?
I'll bet one thing they are thinking is that are glad as hell THEY didnt put Katy Fluff in the evening news slot.
Michael Kish

Hanlontown, IA

#21 Aug 25, 2007
I think John Seigenthaler did a terrific job for NBC. I looked forward to his broadcasts every weekend and miss them now that he's gone.

NBC must certainly have had its head up somebody's rectum to let him go.

As for those who didn't like him, they must have an IQ of about 2.

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