Report: Lauer Thinks he Was Set Up to Fail with Sandusky Interview


Did the Today Show staff set up Matt Lauer with the Sandusky story?

Lauer is said furious with the show’s producers for putting him back in the line of fire for airing an interview that controversial filmmaker John Ziegler did with convicted child rapist and former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.

At least that's what RadarOnline is reporting.

The website says that  “Morale just couldn’t get any lower among the cast and crew of TODAY. Matt feels that he was set up by producers to fail by participating in the interview with Ziegler. Matt didn’t think it was a good idea to air it to begin with. Jerry Sandusky is a convicted child rapist, and Matt’s feeling was, let’s talk to the victims, and not him. However, he wanted to prove he was a team player and did it. Producers thought it would generate a lot of, but no had any idea it would have garnered so much controversy,” a show insider told

The website goes on to claim that Matt is trying to do everything he can to save the sinking ship (Today Show), but he now wonders openly if NBC is setting him up to fail. Matt just doesn’t know who he can trust anymore,” the source revealed.

Full Story at Radar Online