Well, Matt Lauer came back from vacation – and he’s wearing his WristStrong bracelet. From the Today Show blog:
Last week on “The Colbert Report,” Stephen Colbert and Brian Williams of NBC Nightly News discussed Colbert’s broken left wrist and his WristStrong campaign (think of the LiveStrong bracelets, only for wrist injuries). As Colbert put it, “Hey, Nation! Don’t let the severity of wrist injuries go unrecognized!”
(Photo: Dan Fleschner / NBC News)
On the show, Brian promised to give a WristStrong bracelet to Matt Lauer and said he would get Matt to wear it while anchoring the next day’s edition of TODAY. But last week, Matt was on vacation and David Gregory was filling in.
So on Wednesday night, Colbert questioned whether Brian had ever given Matt the bracelet — and asked the musical question, “Where in the world is Matt Lauer’s WristStrong bracelet?”
Well, I’m happy to report that this morning Matt was sporting the bracelet.
Of Colbert, Matt said to me, “We’re kindred spirits. He broke his wrist, and I had wrist surgery last year. So I’m just lending my support to the cause.”
Edit: Now there’s video! (but you have to watch an ad.)
[EDIT: Check out Rachel Sklar’s take on this – including “wrist cooties” over on HuffPo.]