SAVANNAH Guthrie stumbled across her words during an interview with a famous pilot.
The cringey live bug happened early in the show.
On Tuesday’s show, Savannah interviewed famed pilot, Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, about the increase in aviation incidents.
She and Hoda Kotb first opened up about the issue with NBC’s Tom Costello.
After his three-minute explanation, the screen returned to Savannah.
“Okay, Tom. Thanks. It gives us a better view of the state of flight safety, sur, safety,” she stumbled.
“We are now turning to a man who knows a lot about it.”
The Today presenter appeared nervous during the interview as she stumbled over questions throughout the interview.
“We just laid out all these incidents. They’re unrelated, they’re um,” the 51-year-old paused.
“-But, do you see a thread? Do you see a thread that concerns you?” finally she came out.
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The mother of two seemed to become more confident throughout the interview and then the conversation flowed more naturally.
“Sully” was the pilot who rescued an entire flight of passengers when the plane lost both engines and he decided to land in the freezing Hudson River in 2009.
‘I LOVE YOU’
The day before, Savannah had a heartbreaking reaction to her co-host Hoda returning to the show.
She fought back tears as Hoda revealed her daughter was in intensive care.
The Today star’s voice broke and she held Hoda’s hand as her co-star revealed how “grateful” she was that her three-year-old was recovering.
Hoda, 58, returned to the morning show on Monday after taking several weeks off while Hope was unwell.
Introducing viewers to the return of her co-host, Savannah, 51, said: “Hoda, it’s nice to have you back where you belong.
“It’s been a rough couple of weeks, you have a health issue with your young daughter.”
Hoda explained: “My youngest daughter Hope was in intensive care for a few days and in the hospital for just over a week and I am so thankful that she is home.
“She’s back home and I’ve been waiting for this day and we’re watching her closely.
“I realize how much gratitude you can have for people who have helped you when your child is sick.”
With tears in her eyes, she continued, “I am grateful for Weill Cornell’s doctors who are amazing and the nurses.”
Hoda turned to Savannah and said, “I’m grateful to my family and friends like you who were there every day.”
Savannah, looking equally emotional, reached out and took Hoda’s hand as she turned to face her.
Hoda told her, “So I want to say thank you for that. I love you. Thanks.”
Savannah replied shakily, “I love you too.
“You have a lot of friends out there who are right there with you lifting you up and Hope too.”
Hoda nodded, fighting back tears and saying, “Thank you. OK.”
Savannah released her friend’s hand and said, “Let’s do it. Are you ready?”
Her co-host gave a firm nod and said, “Yup, ready,” and Savannah launched into a news segment.
Monday was also Savannah’s first day back at anchor since she left earlier last week after testing positive for COVID.
On February 28, Savannah left the live broadcast abruptly, only about 30 minutes later.
She left fans wondering where she had gone.
Sheinelle Jones sat at the desk with Savannah when Hoda Kotb wasn’t there.
When the host left, Al Roker stepped in at the front desk for a short time.
However, Sheinelle was quick to explain what happened to Savannah.
Standing alongside Al and Carson Daly in front of Dierks Bentley’s instruments playing on the show that day, she let viewers know that Savannah had Covid-19.
“It was an interesting morning for us. Like I said, Savannah left early,” Sheinelle explained.
“She wasn’t feeling well, so she took a COVID test. He came back positive. Of course, when we found out, she rushed home to rest.”
She ended with a kiss and said, “So, Savannah, we love you. I wish you a fast recovery.”
Savannah had COVID twice before testing positive last week.
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