Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie Say Goodbye to 'Today' Set With Mostly Ann Curry-less Retro (Video)

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The "Today" show bid the current incarnation of its set good-bye on Friday. Studio 1A will be renovated for the first time since 2006, and "Today's" current anchors were on hand to reminisce about old times in a retrospective of the last seven years.

Though clips featuring previous "Today" talent like Meredith Vieira and even the weekend version's substitute anchor David Gregory made the cut, one person was missing: Ann Curry, who worked out of that set for six of its seven years, first as the news anchor, and then in her ill-fated co-hosting stint opposite Matt Lauer, which unceremoniously ended last year.

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Curry wasn't entirely absent -- there are few brief glimpses of "Today's" second-longest-serving news anchor when it couldn't be avoided, such as with the Dalai Lama's visit in 2010.

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Lauer, Savannah Guthrie and Natalie Morales saw the set off with glasses of champagne.

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