Painful questions weighed on Ann Curry's mind as the Today show's ratings took a beating.
"It's hard not to take it personally. You worry, ‘Am I not good enough?' When people say negative things or speculate, you can't help but feel hurt," Curry said in the interview.
The interview came as reports surfaced that NBC executives are planning to replace Curry as the Today show co-anchor as early as next week.
The New York Times reported today that NBC didn't expect Curry to show up for work on Thursday, when news of her imminent dismissal broke. Hoda Kotb was actually standing by as a replacement, but Curry showed a lot of class by coming to work.
However, the atmosphere and body language on set was "awkward and uncomfortable" in the opinion of the New York Daily News.
An ill-timed graphic, which displayed the words "Here today gone tomorrow," popped up during Curry's interview with actor Steve Carell. It was referring to his new movie Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, but it looked more like an accidental headline for Curry's short stint as a Today show anchor.