The good news is that you don't have to wait through all three hours of "Today" (or even the fourth hour with Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb). NBC has announced that Deen's interview with Matt Lauer will take place during the 7:30 a.m. programming block and will be available online at
This is Deen's second go at the "Today" show. She abruptly canceled her planned appearance Friday, the same day she lost her Food Network contract.
Lauer will no doubt relish the chance to grill Deen on her history with racial epithets and the current damage the chef's brand is sustaining from lost contracts and fleeing sponsors. Finally, the "Today" anchor is talking to someone who's been recieving worse headlines that he has in recent months.