NBC 'Today' Co-host Vieira Cracks Joke About Ménage à Trois with Brokaw

<div style="float: right"><object width="240" height="194"><param name="movie" value="http://www.eyeblast.tv/public/eyeblast.swf?v=GduzSUqGqG&amp;c1=0x2B4B98&... name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><embed src="http://www.eyeblast.tv/public/eyeblast.swf?v=GduzSUqGqG&amp;c1=0x2B4B98&... allowfullscreen="true" width="240" height="194"></embed></object></div>&quot;Don't get me wrapped up in a menage-a-trois here.&quot;<p>That's how NBC &quot;Today&quot; show co-host Meredith Vieira cracked a tasteless joke to prevent viewers from mistakenly assuming she is married to former NBC &quot;Nightly News&quot; anchor Tom Brokaw. </p><p>The comment came shortly before 9 a.m. on the August 3 program, following the close of an &quot;American Character&quot; piece narrated by Brokaw from Cincinnati, Ohio, some &quot;642 miles down&quot; and &quot;2,431 to go&quot; along historic U.S. Route 50.:</p><blockquote><!--break--><p>AL ROKER: Tom's got 2,000 miles to go. He's never going to see Meredith.</p><p>MATT LAUER: You mean his [wife] Meredith. </p><p>ROKER: His wife Meredith.</p><p>MEREDITH VIEIRA: Don't get me wrapped up in a menage-a-trois here, or whatever.</p><p>[laughter] </p><p>ANN CURRY: Okay...</p><p>ROKER: What?!</p><p>[laughter] </p><p>[rimshot]</p><p>[laughter]</p><p>CURRY: That, okay...</p><p>LAUER: Getting back to Highway 50 here, for a second... </p></blockquote>

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