via press release:
GENE SHALIT BIDS FAREWELL TO ‘TODAY’
A Tribute to Shalit Will Air Thursday, November 11 on “Today”
NEW YORK – November 9, 2010 - - “Today” Arts Editor and Critic, Gene Shalit will be leaving the program after more than 40 great years. On Thursday, November 11, “Today” will celebrate his incredible tenure and salute his work over the decades.
“Today” Executive Producer Jim Bell said: “Gene is not just a ‘Today’ show treasure but a television legend and an American icon. We salute him for his unprecedented 40-year run on a single television program, a feat unlikely to ever be matched.”
Jim Bell is the executive producer of "Today" (Monday - Friday, 7-11 a.m.).