Recession Grounds Lauer's World Tour

By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 13, 2009 2:27 PM CDT

(Newser) – NBC is taking globetrotting out of Today host Matt Lauer’s job description, the AP reports, shelving his “where in the world” segment for fear of looking too extravagant during the recession. Rather, the network said today, the morning show will profile affordable US vacation destinations during a week in May.