Thursday, September 27, 2007

'Today' coming to Alabama

Folks up in Decatur will get a chance Friday to try to prove the "Today" show wrong, according to The Decatur Daily.

On Sept. 20, the NBC morning program aired a segment on real estate, explaining the differences in what $500,000 will buy in various parts of the country. Correspondent Barbara Corcoran said half a mill will get you more in Decatur because they have "bad schools." She said she based the comment on a writer's research of test scores.

The comment drew an uproar in the town, and Superintendent Sam Houston called producers to complain. Earlier this week, "Today" exec producer Jim Bell planned to air a correction. Instead, he's decided to dispatch Corcoran and another producer to the town for another segment, to air Tuesday or Wednesday.

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