Ann Curry sits down with Brad Pitt to discuss "12...

Ann Curry sits down with Brad Pitt to discuss "12 Years a Slave." (July 27, 2011) Credit: AP

Brad Pitt, on the promotional circuit for " 12 Years a Slave" -- Steve McQueen's film opens Friday — spoke with Ann Curry, with the clip airing on this morning's "Today."

It's interesting, and not incidentally because Pitt and Angelina Jolie were vocal supporters of Curry after her ouster at the show. Giving this to her "exclusively" (though he'll certainly be everywhere else over the next 48 hours) would appear to be both a generous gesture and another sign of support for Ann — who, by the way, seems to thriving in her post-"Today" role (though this may be a superficial impression. She has nonetheless done some good work lately).

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