After being elbowed out of the co-anchor job on 'Today', Ann Curry arriving at Rockefeller Center, realizing she'd forgotten her ID badge, and trying to get past the guards.

And I don't mean that as a slam at Ann Curry; just that it's such a universal experience and metaphor for so many things in life.

Curry had spent 22 years, a majority of her professional life, in the hallways of the NBC headquarters. She knew 30 Rock’s shortcuts: the side door out of Studio 1A that allowed her to dart across 49th Street and avoid the tourists; and the exit that ensured she would bump into autograph seekers in the concourse. But on this March morning, according to a colleague, she was standing in the lobby and was unable to find her employee badge....[read more]