Shirley Shannon sent a message to Stephen Burke CEO, NBCUniversal, Inc. - email address that said:
To Mr.Steve Burke,
Having been a loyal NBC viewer, for many years,I would like to commend NBC for having provided
great and informative entertainment.
Unfortunately, I feel that the Megan Kelly show is just not a good fit. Everyone enjoyed your old format with
Kathie Lee and Hoda and others bringing interesting and current guest during that time slot. You can always feel the warmth and good body language between cast members with NBC. Just a natural flow.
Megan comes off occasionally as uncomfortable and somewhat strained. Not a smooth part of the NBC family.Its like a Forced fit on viewers.
This may sound oppositional to your views but the majority of people I talk with do not view her shows as memorable.
Im sure Megan is capable with many talents but this is not the right fit for the NBC family. I wish her success but this is not it.
I hope you but please do something. Its just not working. Many viewers are looking elsewhere . You always functioned as a smooth happy family from one show to the other. Some people cant be forced on audiences.
Thank you for reading my letter.
As always much success to to you and to NBC.