Esteemed Gene Shalit To Depart From ‘The Today Show’

November 10th, 2010 - 9:22 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work  

November 10, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): 85-year-old Gene Shalit happens to be a celebrated reviewer of books and movies in America. He has experienced a lengthy career in this field. He has executed the role of a critic since 1973 on ‘The Today Show’ of NBC. One can obviously detect from this that he has been a long-lasting personality in the world of media. One of the traits that symbolized his association with ‘The Today Show’ (TTS) was his incessant usage of puns. He was also renowned on account of his enormous handlebar moustache and his sporting of multicolored bowties.

In a move that is going to sadden his admirers, NBC enunciated on Tuesday that Shalit is going to leave the morning TV program after more than 35 years of loyal service. A homage to Shalit and his achievements is going to be telecast on Thursday, which will also be the last day in office for the octogenarian.

The executive producer of TTS happens to be Jim Bell. Bell has heaped plaudits on Shalit for his accomplishments as a TV persona. Bell has uttered in a declaration that Shalit was not cherished only by NBC but that he was an inspirational figure and an American icon. Bell vocalized that TTS acknowledges the unparalleled and enriching stint of Shalit of more than 35 years with TTS. This feat is not likely to be beaten soon
The respected Shalit has spoken about his departure saying that he has had enough already. He has guaranteed, however, that he does not intend to retire permanently. Yahoo News has articulated that Shalit desires to shift his vibrant style of working to the Internet and the commercials.

The previous time his ‘Critic’s Corner’ emerged on the morning show was in May. That was when he critiqued ‘Shrek Forever After’.

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