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Meredith Vieira Says So Long on Final 'Today' Episode

"[it's] right, but it's hard"

NEW YORK (The Blaze/AP) -- Meredith Vieira is saying her goodbyes to NBC's "Today" show.

The popular morning show co-host is ending her five-year run, telling viewers on Wednesday her decision to go is "right, but it's hard:"

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That decision is a personal one and by Vieira's choice. Seated beside longtime co-host Matt Lauer, she has helped keep "Today" the audience frontrunner among network morning shows.

Lauer called Vieira's final day "a very bittersweet Wednesday morning."

During a special segment yesteday, the show looked back on some of Viera's best moments:

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Today, the crew recapped her five-year run in a more intimate rendition:

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In what should be a smooth transition, "Today" show veteran Ann Curry will take over for Vieira at the anchor desk.

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