Meredith Vieira Bids Emotional Farewell on 'Today' (VIDEO)

Meredith Vieira's departure from 'Today' (weekdays, 7AM on NBC) has been planned since at least the beginning of May, when she officially announced she was leaving the show after five years as host. But that didn't make it any easier for Vieira and the gang Wednesday as she signed off on her final show. She choked up as she watched a compilation of clips from her time on 'Today.'
"It's hard to leave your other family, and that's what I'm doing," she said over clips of her interviewing celebrities like Russell Brand and Jerry Seinfeld and taking part in crazy stunts like riding down a hill in a giant bubble. "It's so humbling about the power of this show to really reach people, and it's such a blessing to have had that ability," she said after the retrospective, fighting back tears. "I am so honored to have sat with all of you." Read More...


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