Professor dishes dirt on The Today Show

Knox Professor Frank McAndrew appeared on The Today Show (July 25, 2007) to discuss his research on gossip. McAndrew’s research also appeared on MSNBC and was mentioned during Jay Leno’s opening monologue on July 20. His appearances were reported in The Register-Mail.
Excerpt from the Register-Mail:

Frank McAndrew won’t get to see the segment he taped for NBC’s “Today” show because he’ll be in an airplane on his way to New York.

McAndrew, Cornelia H. Dudley professor of psychology at Knox College, spent two hours Tuesday afternoon taping a 25-minute interview for “Today” about his research on gossip. He was invited Monday to fly to New York City to appear live on “Today,” but already had plans to accompany 10 Knox students to Buffalo, N.Y., to give research presentations for the college’s Ronald E. McNair program.

“I’m a bit disappointed,” McAndrew said of not getting a chance to visit Studio 1A in Rockefeller Center, where “Today” tapes. “I think my wife is more disappointed than me, though. I think she wanted to meet Matt (Lauer).”

McAndrew has received a bit of publicity recently after his research, published in July’s Journal of Applied Social Psychology, was cited in an article on MSNBC.com about America’s gossip culture. On Friday, Jay Leno mentioned McAndrew’s research and Knox College during his opening monologue on The Tonight Show.