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It was part of a broader pattern — in TV news in general, and certainly at NBC News — of finding prominent on-air roles for women who were talented but also properly deferential or otherwise pleasing to the target audience of 50-something-or-more white men, which just happened to be the demographic of top media executives.Which meant jettisoning some remarkably talented women journalists who didn’t fit that mold — not only Curry but popular (Temple grad) Tamron Hall, a charismatic African American newswoman who was unceremoniously pushed aside from the third hour of NBC’s this year to make room for news director Lack’s gleaming vision (but not the viewing public’s, apparently) of what a female anchor should be, Megyn Kelly.But now she has the hindsight to understand that being harassed wasn't her fault, and she shows support to other women who may be wondering the same thing.

She was left with "so many lingering questions" she said while recalling the incident in an excerpt from her book, Graham didn't immediately register what had happened to her at the time. "The insecure girl inside me was like, 'Well, maybe I did something,'" she said.

, model Ashley Graham opened up for the first time about how she was sexually harassed during a modeling job in her teen years. She was even close enough with him that she knew a girl he dated.

The model is 29 years old now, but that the time of the incident, she was only 17. "I didn’t tell her because there was a voice in me that said, “Maybe he’s changed.” It was my young mentality," she explained.

The image is so deeply ingrained that no one thought it weird when NBC overtly marketed Lauer and the cast of — whose facade of Everyman affability made him seem perfect for the host job after his 1997 arrival — as “America’s First Family,” with no question over who’s your Daddy.

But it turned out that “America’s First Family” was every bit as dysfunctional as many real ones.

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