NBC cancels Megyn Kelly's morning show

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Fans are asking former NBC Today Show co-host Tamron Hall to return to her position at the popular morning show after Megyn Kelly's recent controversial comments regarding blackface.

The cancellation came four days after Kelly provoked a firestorm of criticism for asking on air why dressing up in blackface for a Halloween costume is wrong.

"She made some mistakes and now she's suffering the consequences of those mistakes", Lemon told Chris Cuomo at the end of his show on Thursday.

Kelly did not host "Megyn Kelly Today" as scheduled on Thursday and Friday mornings. Two people told The Washington Post that Megyn Kelly Today executive producer Jackie Levin was heard sobbing in an NBC office on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018 - the day Kelly remarked about using blackface. She is in the middle of the second year of a three year contract, which reportedly pays her more than $20 million a year.

Until she left the network, Hall, along with Roker, co-hosted Today's Take.

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Abrams participated in a "permitted, peaceful protest against the Confederate emblem in the flag" a statement said. Kemp vehemently denied allegations of working to suppress the minority vote, calling the accusations "a farce".

She made news when interviewing women who accused President Donald Trump of inappropriate behavior and spoke with accusers of Harvey Weinstein, Bill O'Reilly, Roy Moore and others, as well as women who say they were harassed on Capitol Hill.

A report Friday on the "Today" show cited a source familiar with the situation as saying NBC News and Kelly are in talks about the anchor leaving the network.

NBC News chairman Andy Lack denounced her comments.

"Megyn Kelly Today is not returning", an NBC News spokesperson said. Kelly, who is no longer represented by talent agency CAA, has hired litigator Bryan Freedman (via The Hollywood Reporter). "For me, as a lawyer, it's always better if you just send it outside". She apologized in a tearful message to viewers on Wednesday's episode of her show, as well as privately to her staff. "There's the question of the faith and confidence of the public in the reporting of NBC on matters involving itself", she stated at the time.

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