Coming up this evening on "Piers Morgan Tonight," Donny Deutsch rolls his chair up to the desk for an encore performance as guest host.
Having previously filled in for Piers Morgan in March, the television veteran and advertising executive returns tonight as the show host for the latest edition of "Guest Host Week."
During his last stint in the studio, Deutsch welcomed former "Today" host Meredith Vieira. This time, it's another NBC star, in the form of current "Today" host Matt Lauer.
Joining Deutsch for a face to face sit down, the Emmy Award winner opens up about his newly-inked contract at "The Peacock":
"I have not heard anybody come up with the right amount," says Lauer referring to his new salary. "A lot of things were written during the whole contract kind of negotiation period, or the decision to stay. I think two percent of what was written was true and the number has never been true."
Having been with the iconic program since 1997, the 54-year-old father of three explains his loyalty to NBC:
"I have fed off the company trough at NBC for a long time, and I have been the benefactor of great success there," says Lauer. "The show is not where I want it to be right now, the ratings are not where I want them to be right now...I want to make it better."
Watch the clips, listen to the interview, then tune in this evening at 9 p.m. as Deutsch and Lauer talk politics, co-hosts, and what it feels like when that alarm goes off at 4 a.m.