it's not every day that two public figures, both seeking redemption of one kind or another, appear together on TV, but that's apparently what happened when "Today" show host Matt Lauer -- he of the
faltering image and the falling ratings -- interviewed "tarnished cooking-show queen" Paula Deen yesterday, according to Alessandra Stanley. But "as performers, they both proved to be their own worst
enemies," writes Stanley in her review.
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