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'Today's' Shalit to Leave After Over 40 Years

Today Arts Editor and Critic Gene Shalit will leave the show after more than 40 years, NBC announced Tuesday.

Today will air a tribute to Shalit and his tenure Thursday, Nov. 11.

"Gene is not just a Today show treasure but a television legend
and an American icon," said Today Executive Producer Jim Bell. "We
salute him for his unprecedented 40-year run on a single television
program, a feat unlikely to ever be matched."