Matt Lauer and the Decline of NBC’s ‘Today’ Show -- New York Magazine

But the interview isn’t as tough as it appears. The questions he asks are the ones Stewart was prepared for, and both Lauer and Stewart benefit from the appearance of a sharp exchange. Fifteen minutes later, Lauer is asking Stewart whether over­mixing the hamburger and the bread crumbs might make the meat loaf too dense. This isn’t his first meat-loaf session.