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Today

Still from the Today open used since September 13, 2006
Genre news program, live action
Picture format 16:9 1080i HDTV
Running time 180 minutes (3 hours)
Creator(s) Sylvester L. Weaver Jr.
Starring Matt Lauer
(1994–present)
Meredith Vieira
(2006–present)
Al Roker
(1996–present)
Ann Curry
(1997–present)
Natalie Morales
(2006–present)
Country of origin Flag of United States United States
Original channel NBC
Original run January 14, 1952–present
No. of episodes 20,347 (as of November 17, 2006)

Today, commonly referred to as The Today Show to avoid ambiguity, is an American morning news and talk show airing weekday mornings on the NBC television network. It is the second-longest running American television series, behind Meet The Press, which also airs on NBC. Image File history File links TodaySeptember2006. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... In film and video, live action refers to works that are acted out by flesh-and-blood actors, as opposed to animation. ... The 16:9 aspect ratio (also known as widescreen) is an aspect ratio that is 16/9 or 1. ... 1080i is the shorthand name for a category of video modes. ... High-definition television (HDTV) means broadcast of television signals with a higher resolution than traditional formats (NTSC, SECAM, PAL) allow. ... A minute is a unit of time equal to 1/60th of an hour and to 60 seconds. ... The hour (symbol: h) is a unit of time. ... Sylvester Pat Weaver (December 21, 1908 - March 17, 2002) was the father of actress Sigourney Weaver. ... Lauer on The Today Show in 2006. ... Meredith Vieira (pron. ... Al Roker PR shot, prior to his gastric bypass procedure. ... Ann Curry Today show PR shot Ann Curry (born November 19, 1956 in Guam and raised in Ashland, Oregon) is an American journalist and television personality. ... Natalie Morales on MSNBC Natalie Morales is a correspondent on NBCs Today Show. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... NBC (an abbreviation for National Broadcasting Company, its former corporate name) is an American television network based in New York Citys Rockefeller Center and is shown on basic cable in Canada. ... January 14 is the 14th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... See also: 1951 in television, other events of 1952, 1953 in television and the list of years in television. // Events February 15 - The funeral of King George VI is televised in the UK. August 1 - First TV broadcast in the Dominican Republic by La Voz Dominicana, a TV station based... 17 November is also the name of a Marxist group in Greece, coinciding with the anniversary of the Athens Polytechnic uprising. ... This is a list of television-related events in 2006. ... Breakfast television is a type of television programme broadcast live in the morning (typically between 6:00am and 9:00am), with the express purpose of being watched by people getting ready to go to work. ... NBC (an abbreviation for National Broadcasting Company, its former corporate name) is an American television network based in New York Citys Rockefeller Center and is shown on basic cable in Canada. ... Meet the Press (MTP) is a weekly television news show produced by NBC. It started as a radio show in 1945 as American Mercury Presents: Meet the Press, originating from WRC-AM in Washington. ...


Today has been the highest-rated morning news and talk show in the United States since the week of December 11, 1995. When TV viewers or entertainment professionals in the United States mention ratings they are generally referring to Nielsen Ratings, a system developed by Nielsen Media Research to determine the audience size and composition of television programming. ... December 11 is the 345th day (346th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... This is a list of television-related events in 1995. ...

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About The Today Show

The Today Show first aired on January 14, 1952. It was the brainchild of Pat Weaver, who was then vice-president of NBC. Weaver was president of the company from 1953 to 1955 (during which time Today's late-night companion, The Tonight Show , premiered), and then served as chairman of the board for another year. January 14 is the 14th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... See also: 1951 in television, other events of 1952, 1953 in television and the list of years in television. // Events February 15 - The funeral of King George VI is televised in the UK. August 1 - First TV broadcast in the Dominican Republic by La Voz Dominicana, a TV station based... Sylvester Pat Weaver (December 21, 1908 - March 17, 2002) was the father of actress Sigourney Weaver. ... NBC (an abbreviation for National Broadcasting Company, its former corporate name) is an American television network based in New York Citys Rockefeller Center and is shown on basic cable in Canada. ... See also: 1952 in television, other events of 1953, 1954 in television and the list of years in television. // Events The BBCs Television Symbol, known as the bats wings by logo enthusiasts, first appeared in December this year. ... See also: 1954 in television, other events of 1955, 1956 in television and the list of years in television. // Events April 1 - The DuMont Television network drastically cuts back its programming. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The phrase Chairman of the Board has several meanings: Chairman of the Board is the term used to denote the leader of a corporations board of directors. ...


The Today Show was the first show of its genre when it signed on with original host Dave Garroway. The show blends national news headlines, in-depth interviews with newsmakers, lifestyle features, other light news and gimmicks (including the presence of the chimpanzee J. Fred Muggs as the show's mascot during the early years), and local news updates. It has spawned several other shows of a similar type, including ABC's Good Morning America, CBS' The Early Show. In other countries the format was copied - most notably in the United Kingdom with the BBC's Breakfast and ITV's Good Morning Britain and in Canada with Canada AM on CTV. In Australia, Sunrise (television) also follows the format, shown 6 says a week on the Seven Network. Look up genre in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Dave Garroway (b. ... Type Species Simia troglodytes Blumenbach, 1775 Species Pan troglodytes Pan paniscus Chimpanzee, often shortened to chimp, is the common name for the two extant species in the genus Pan. ... J. Fred Muggs (b. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... Good Morning America or GMA is the weekday morning news talk show of the American Broadcasting Company television network (ABC). ... CBS (an abbreviation for Columbia Broadcasting System, its former legal name) is one of the largest television networks, and formerly one of the largest radio networks, in the United States. ... The Early Show is a American television morning news talk show broadcast by CBS from New York City, 7 to 9 a. ... The British Broadcasting Corporation, invariably known as the BBC (and also informally known as the Beeb or Auntie) is the largest broadcasting corporation in the world, employing 26,000 staff in the UK alone and with a budget of £4 billion. ... The BBC Breakfast titles introduced in May 2006. ... ITV (Independent Television) is the name popularly given to the original network of British commercial television broadcasters, set up under the Independent Television Authority (ITA) to provide competition to the BBC. In England, Wales and southern Scotland, the network has been rebranded to ITV1 by ITV plc, the owners of... Good Morning Britain was TV-ams flagship breakfast television show, which broadcast from 7am until 9am five days per week between 1983 and 1992. ... Canada AM is a Canadian breakfast television news show, which has aired on the CTV Television Network since 1972. ... CTV is a TLA that may stand for: CTV Television Network - a Canadian English language television network Channel Television - the main television broadcaster in the Channel Islands Chukyo TV. Broadcasting - a Japanese TV station in Nagoya This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that... Sunrise is a morning news program airing on the Seven Network in Australia. ... The Seven Network is an Australian television network. ...


When The Today Show started, it was seen live only in the Eastern and Central time zones, broadcasting three hours per morning but seen for only two hours in each time zone. Later, The Today Show aired live for five hours a morning on Monday morning but it was seen for only two consecutive hours in each of the four U.S. continental time zones. Since 1958, The Today Show is tape-delayed for the different time zones. For many years it was a two-hour program from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. in all time zones except for Alaska, Hawaii and US Virgin Islands, until NBC expanded it to three hours (until 10:00 a.m. in all time zones) on October 2, 2000. In some markets (such as Boston, Massachusetts, on WHDH-TV), the third hour of The Today Show is tape-delayed by an hour and airs at 10 a.m. EDT (shown in yellow) is UTC-4 The Eastern Time Zone of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of Northern America and the west coast of South America. ...  CDT or UTC-5 The Central Time Zone observes standard time by subtracting six hours from UTC during standard time (UTC-6) and five hours during daylight saving time (UTC-5). ... See also: 1957 in television, other events of 1958, 1959 in television and the list of years in television. // Events July 1 - The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation links television broadcasting across Canada. ... Official language(s) English Capital Juneau Largest city Anchorage Area  Ranked 1st  - Total 663,267 sq mi (1,717,854 km²)  - Width 808 miles (1,300 km)  - Length 1,479 miles (2,380 km)  - % water 13. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... October 2 is the 275th day (276th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 90 days remaining. ... This is a list of television-related events in 2000. ... Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe) (The State House, according to Oliver Wendell Holmes, is the hub of the Solar System), Athens of America, The Cradle of Revolution, Puritan City, Americas Walking City Location in Massachusetts, USA Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas M. Menino... WHDH-TV has been the NBC affiliate in the Boston, Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire television markets since January 2, 1995. ... In radio and television, tape delay refers to the practice of intentionally delaying broadcast of live material. ...


Set

Lauer and Vieira during the opening segment of the show, September, 2006.
Lauer and Vieira during the opening segment of the show, September, 2006.

The show broadcasts from Studio 1A in Rockefeller Center, New York, just across the street from NBC headquarters at the GE Building. The studio is located right next to the street and many times the hosts do the weather or other events from outside. The Today Show moved to the current streetside studio in June 1994, providing a link to the show's 1950s street-level set at the old RCA Exhibition Hall, also Rockefeller Plaza. In 2006 Studio 1A underwent a major renovation to prepare for High Defenition. On September 13th, 2006, the Today Show moved into its brand new set. The new studio is divided into five different parts on the lower level. It includes the interview area, the couch area, the news desk, the performance/interview/extra space area, and home base, which is where the anchors start the show. There is also an upstairs that will be home to Today's Kitchen. The blue backround that is seen in the opening of the show in home base moves up and down to allow a view of the outside from the home base. Image File history File links Today_lauervieira. ... Image File history File links Today_lauervieira. ... Lower Plaza at Rockefeller Center. ... Nickname: Big Apple, City that never Sleeps Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area    - City 1,214. ... GE Building at Rockefeller Center The GE Building at night Close-up against the night sky At night, from the ground View from Top of the Rock at dusk The GE Building is a slim gothic skyscraper and the focal point at the Rockefeller Center. ... Weather is a term that encompasses phenomena in the atmosphere of a planet. ... June is the sixth month of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with a length of 30 days. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ...


Since the premiere of the 1990s set, the morning shows of each of the major broadcast and cable-news networks has moved streetside -- including two of The Today Show's Rockefeller Center neighbors, Fox News' Fox & Friends and CNN's American Morning. (In summer 2005, CNN reversed the trend, abandoning its street-level studio and moving upstairs in the Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle.) ABC's Good Morning America broadcasts from Times Square Studios. Fox News Channels slogan is We Report, You Decide The Fox News Channel is a U.S. cable and satellite news channel. ... Fox & Friends is a completely moronic,morning television show on the Fox News Channel. ... The Cable News Network, commonly known as CNN, is a major cable television network founded in 1980 by Ted Turner. ... American Morning is the flagship morning television show on CNN. It premiered in 2003. ... Time Warner Center is a mixed-use skyscraper at Columbus Circle in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. ... Columbus Circle Columbus Circle is a major landmark and point of attraction in New York City. ... Good Morning America or GMA is the weekday morning news talk show of the American Broadcasting Company television network (ABC). ... Times Square Studios is located in Times Square in New York City, New York. ...


Studio 1A went through renovations in preparation to broadcast in 1080i HD, which began on September 13, 2006. The program’s concerts are now broadcast in Dolby Digital 5.1-channel surround sound. After Couric's departure and while a new set was readied (Summer of 2006), the program was broadcast from a temporary outdoor studio in Rockefeller Plaza, the same set NBC used at the Olympic Games in Athens, Greece and Torino, Italy (see "The Today Show in transition" section below for more). [1] During the week of August 28, 2006, the show was moved to a tempoary location outside of Studio 1A because MTV was converting the Outdoor Studio into their Red Carpet booth for the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards. A mock set was set up in Dateline's studio, also used during inclement weather. Also, they used a temporary outdoor set at 30 Rock. On September 4, 2006, the show returned to its Summer Studio, and finally, on September 13, 2006, they had a debut of their new HD studio. Projection screen in a home theater, displaying a high-definition television image. ... September 13 is the 256th day of the year (257th in leap years). ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Athens (disambiguation). ... Location Region Piedmont Province Torino Area   – Total   – Water 130 km² (50 mi²) ##.# km² (#.# mi²) #.##% Population   – Total (2002)   – Density 857,433 6,596/km² Time zone CET: UTC+1 Latitude Longitude   45°04N 7°40E (##.#######, -##.#######)1. ... August 28 is the 240th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (241st in leap years), with 125 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... MTV (Music Television) is an American cable television network headquartered in New York City. ... The MTV Video Music Awards were established in 1984 by MTV to celebrate the top music videos of the year. ... Dateline NBC title card Current co-anchors Stone Phillips and Ann Curry. ... NBC Studios are the two studio facilities belonging to the National Broadcasting Company, with one of them being located at Rockefeller Center in New York City, and the other located in Burbank, California, just outside of Los Angeles. ... September 4 is the 247th day of the year (248th in leap years). ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Anchors

Al Roker during an outdoor cooking segment in Rockefeller Plaza.
Al Roker during an outdoor cooking segment in Rockefeller Plaza.

The principal anchors of the show have included: Image File history File linksMetadata NBC_Today_outside_crawl. ... Image File history File linksMetadata NBC_Today_outside_crawl. ...

(*In 1963 Barbara Walters became a co-host without the official title. But in 1974 NBC officially designated her as the program's first female co-host.)[2] Dave Garroway (b. ... Chancellor (left), with David Brinkley, in a 1976 ad for the NBC Radio network. ... Hugh Malcolm Downs, (born February 14, 1921) is a retired American broadcaster, television host, producer, and author. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Frank McGee (born September 12, 1915 - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA; died April 17, 1974) was a television journalist. ... Jim Hartz (b. ... Tom Brokaw Thomas John Brokaw (born February 6, 1940 in Webster, South Dakota) is a popular USA television journalist, presently working on regularly scheduled news documentaries for the NBC television network, and is the former NBC News anchorman and managing editor of the program NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw. ... Jane Pauley Margaret Jane Pauley (born October 31, 1950, in Indianapolis) is an American television news anchor and journalist. ... Bryant Gumbel Bryant Charles Gumbel (born September 29, 1948), is an American television personality for news and sports programs. ... There are several notable individuals named Christopher Wallace: The Notorious B.I.G., a rap artist Chris Wallace (journalist), newscaster at ABC, NBC, and Fox News, and son of Mike Wallace (journalist) Chris Wallace (musician), a country music singer This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists... Deborah Norville (born August 8, 1958 in Dalton, Georgia) is an American television personality. ... Joseph Henry Garagiola, Sr. ... Katherine Katie Anne Couric (born January 7, 1957) is a well-known and popular American media personality who gained fame as the co-host of NBCs Today and now serves as the anchor and managing editor of the CBS Evening News. ... Lauer on The Today Show in 2006. ... Meredith Vieira (pron. ...


The show is currently hosted by Matt Lauer and Meredith Vieira. Al Roker does national weather updates, signaling the thirty-second cutaway to local forecasting with the outcue, "Here’s what’s happening in your neck of the woods." (If an affiliate has no weather update, there is no NBC affiliate in the area, or if viewers are watching the show internationally, a national summary of temperatures from Roker is shown instead.) Ann Curry reads news headlines. Natalie Morales is a national correspondent and co-host of the third hour of the program, Gene Shalit is the entertainment critic, and Peter Greenberg is the travel editor. Roker, Curry, and Morales interview guests and take part in other segments in addition to their weather and news duties during the 9 a.m. hour. Also, former Today Show weatherman Willard Scott sends birthday wishes to centenarians twice weekly and occasionally subs for Roker. NBC News White House correspondent David Gregory has recently been added as substitute host for Matt Lauer. Weekend Today host Campbell Brown often substitutes as well. Bob Dotson, Jamie Gangel, and Melissa Stark are National Correspondents for The Today Show. Kelly O'Donnell covers the day's events at the White House while Tim Russert (host of NBC's Meet the Press on Sunday mornings) offers commentary on current political news (MSNBC's Chris Matthews sometimes subs for Russert). Lauer on The Today Show in 2006. ... Meredith Vieira (pron. ... Al Roker PR shot, prior to his gastric bypass procedure. ... Ann Curry Today show PR shot Ann Curry (born November 19, 1956 in Guam and raised in Ashland, Oregon) is an American journalist and television personality. ... Natalie Morales on MSNBC Natalie Morales is a correspondent on NBCs Today Show. ... Gene Shalit Gene Shalit (born March 25, 1932 in New York City) is the film and book critic on NBCs The Today Show. ... Peter S. Greenberg is perhaps best known as the Travel Editor for NBCs Today, but is an Emmy Award-winning journalist and producer in his own right. ... Willard Herman Scott, Jr. ... A centenarian is a person who has attained the age of 100 years or more. ... NBC News is the news division of American television network NBC. Its current president is Steve Capus. ... David Stretch Gregory (b. ... Today (commonly referred to as The Today Show) is a morning news and talk show airing on the NBC television network in the United States. ... Brown on The Today Show Almadale Campbell Brown (born June 14, 1968, Ferriday, Louisiana), an American television news reporter and co-anchor since 2003 of Weekend Today. ... Bob Dotson is an American broadcast journalist employed by NBC News. ... Jamie Gangel was named National Correspondent of NBC News Today, in February 1992. ... Melissa Stark Melissa Stark (born November 11, 1973 in Baltimore, Maryland), is an American television personality. ... Kelly ODonnell on NBCs Today Show in 2006. ... North façade of the White House, seen from Pennsylvania Avenue. ... Tim Russert Timothy John Russert, Jr. ... Meet the Press (MTP) is a weekly television news show produced by NBC. It started as a radio show in 1945 as American Mercury Presents: Meet the Press, originating from WRC-AM in Washington. ... MSNBC, a combination of Microsoft and NBC, is a 24-hour cable news channel in the United States and Canada, and a news Website. ... Chris Matthews Christopher John Matthews (born December 17, 1945) hosts a nightly, hour-long talk show called Hardball with Chris Matthews on the American cable television channel MSNBC, formerly on CNBC, and a syndicated NBC News-produced panel program called The Chris Matthews Show on weekends. ...


One popular monthly feature is Spanning the World with WNBC-TV sports anchor Len Berman. "Spanning" is a reel of odd and interesting sports highlights from the past month, with a recorded introduction and closing by Don Pardo. This segment also airs on WNBC-TV's 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts on a monthly basis. Jean Chatzky, editor-at-large for Money Magazine, provides weekly financial segments. WNBC-TV, NBC4 is the flagship TV station of the NBC television network, with studios located in Rockefeller Center in Manhattan. ... Len Berman on WNBC in 2005. ... Dominick George Pardo, born February 22, 1918 in Westfield, Massachusetts, is a legendary radio and television announcer. ... Cover of Money magazine Money is a Time Warner financial magazine. ...


News Anchors

News anchors have included the following:

(*From 1979-1981, Jane Pauley and Tom Brokaw read the news headlines.) James Sydney Clark (Jim) Fleming, PC (born October 30, 1939) is a former Canadian broadcaster and politician. ... NBC is an American television and radio network based in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... Floyd Kalber (1924–2004) was a noted American television journalist and anchorman nicknamed Tuna. Born in Omaha, Nebraska, he spent two years in the army during World War II and began his television career as KMTV-Omahas first newscaster. ... Tony Guida (born 1942) is a New York-based local and national television and radio personality. ... John Spencer Palmer (born September 10, 1935, in Kingsport, Tennessee) is a former news correspondent for NBC News. ... Deborah Norville (born August 8, 1958 in Dalton, Georgia) is an American television personality. ... For other uses, see NBC (disambiguation). ... Lauer on The Today Show in 2006. ... Ann Curry Today show PR shot Ann Curry (born November 19, 1956 in Guam and raised in Ashland, Oregon) is an American journalist and television personality. ...


Regular panelists

Regular panelists on the program include the following:

Jack Lescoulie (b. ... Edwin Newman (born January 25, 1919) is a journalist and writer. ... Judith Crist (born May 22, 1922) is an accomplished American film critic. ... Joseph Henry Garagiola, Sr. ... Gene Shalit Gene Shalit (born March 25, 1932 in New York City) is the film and book critic on NBCs The Today Show. ...

Brand extensions

The first brand extension was created in 1982. Early Today was conceived as a lead-in for The Today Show. It even had the same anchors, Bryant Gumbel and Jane Pauley. The program was conceived so local stations could carry the full hour or one of the two half-hours. After a year NBC cancelled the program, after concluding that the show was too similar to The Today Show. It was replaced by NBC News at Sunrise anchored by Connie Chung. Brand extension- a marketing strategy in which a firm that markets a product with a well-developed image uses the same brand name but in a different product category. ... See also: 1981 in television, other events of 1982, 1983 in television and the list of years in television. ... Early Today is the early morning news program on NBC. The program is anchored by Kristine Johnson. ... An early morning news program produced by NBC News from 1983 to 1999. ... Connie Chung at the announcement of the start of her CNN show, Connie Chung Tonight Constance Yu-Hwa Chung (Chinese: ; pinyin: Zōng Yùhuá; born August 20, 1946) is an Asian-American journalist. ...


In 1999, NBC cancelled NBC News at Sunrise and created two brand extensions for The Today Show. One was Early Today (not to be confused with the earlier incarnation). Replacing NBC News at Sunrise, the program originally focused on business and financial news before switching to general news; it continues to air on many NBC affiliates. Also in the of fall 1999, Later Today, a talk show that was intended to air immediately following the then two-hour Today, was launched with hosts Jodi Applegate, Florence Henderson and Asha Blake. Sagging ratings for that show caused its cancellation in August 2000 and was replaced by a third hour of The Today Show that same year (October 2000). This is a list of television-related events in 1999. ... An early morning news program produced by NBC News from 1983 to 1999. ... Brand extension- a marketing strategy in which a firm that markets a product with a well-developed image uses the same brand name but in a different product category. ... Early Today is the early morning news program on NBC. The program is anchored by Kristine Johnson. ... An early morning news program produced by NBC News from 1983 to 1999. ... NBC (an abbreviation for National Broadcasting Company, its former corporate name) is an American television network based in New York Citys Rockefeller Center and is shown on basic cable in Canada. ... A talk show (U.S.) or chat show (Brit. ... Jodi Applegate and Chris Gailus on WNYWs Good Day New York in 2005. ... Florence Agnes Henderson (b. ... Asha Blake anchors the multi-award winning News2 at Nine on Denvers CW2 KWGN-TV in Colorado. ... This is a list of television-related events in 2000. ...


The Today Show in transition

Beginning in 2004, there were rumors that the hosts of The Today Show were in the midst of a feud. Reports say that this was due to Katie Couric's prominence in the show and the general perception that she was the only person who can guarantee high ratings for the news program. Some report also suggest that Couric became a bit too proud (some say obnoxious) because of this, and began to offend Lauer and the rest of the hosts. In addition, a few one-show victories by rival ABC program Good Morning America has fueled rumors of a feud, and some even went so far to suggest that Couric might be replaced in the near future. Couric denied these reports and said she was rather hurt by them. This is a list of television-related events in 2004. ... When TV viewers or entertainment professionals in the United States mention ratings they are generally referring to Nielsen Ratings, a system developed by Nielsen Media Research to determine the audience size and composition of television programming. ... Good Morning America or GMA is the weekday morning news talk show of the American Broadcasting Company television network (ABC). ...


Such a feud, if one existed, may have been a factor - but by no means the main factor - leading to speculation of Couric leaving The Today Show for the anchor chair of the CBS Evening News, as well as a place on 60 Minutes, following her NBC contract expiry on May 31, 2006. While previously assumed that NBC would not allow outside negotiations before the end of April, this clause was apparently waived, and Couric officially announced the move on The Today Show at 7:30 a.m. EDT, April 5, 2006—her fifteenth anniversary on the show. Walter Cronkite on the CBS Evening News in the 1970s. ... 60 Minutes is an investigative television newsmagazine on United States television, which has run on CBS News since 1968. ... May 31 is the 151st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (152nd in leap years), with 214 days remaining. ... This is a list of television-related events in 2006. ... April 5 is the 95th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (96th in leap years). ... This is a list of television-related events in 2006. ...


While an announcement from CBS was expected later in the week, Lauer convinced Couric to formally reveal her destination on the air: "Well I know it's the worst kept secret in America, but I'm going to be working on the CBS Evening News and 60 Minutes..." Katie's announcement was no secret; it was confirmed on news sources the previous evening.[2] There were some doubts as to how Couric would do on CBS' evening newscast since people identified her as a morning anchor. Couric's last day on The Today Show was May 31, the final day of her contract. CBS (an abbreviation for Columbia Broadcasting System, its former legal name) is one of the largest television networks, and formerly one of the largest radio networks, in the United States. ... May 31 is the 151st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (152nd in leap years), with 214 days remaining. ...


The day after Couric's announcement, Meredith Vieira announced on ABC's The View, where she then served as a host, that she would take over as Lauer's co-anchor, despite numerous in-house candidates such as Campbell Brown, Ann Curry and Natalie Morales. Meanwhile, Lauer's future on the program has been secured for the foreseeable future; he has signed through 2011, and has reportedly gotten a sizeable salary increase. [3]. Meredith and Matt began co-hosting together on September 13, 2006. Meredith Vieira (pron. ... The View is an Emmy-award winning American daytime television talk show on ABC created by Barbara Walters, Bill Geddie, and Jessica Guff and featuring a panel of women as co-hosts. ... Brown on The Today Show Almadale Campbell Brown (born June 14, 1968, Ferriday, Louisiana), an American television news reporter and co-anchor since 2003 of Weekend Today. ... Ann Curry Today show PR shot Ann Curry (born November 19, 1956 in Guam and raised in Ashland, Oregon) is an American journalist and television personality. ... Natalie Morales on MSNBC Natalie Morales is a correspondent on NBCs Today Show. ...


Theme music

Today Show host Dave Garroway selected Les Brown's Sentimental Journey as the program's first theme, used during the entire Garroway era from 1952 to 1961. In 1962, when Hugh Downs became host, Django Reinhardt's Melodie au Crepuscule was chosen as the new theme; it was replaced in 1963 by Misty, an instrumental ballad composed by Erroll Garner and performed by Bobby Hackett and John B. Seng. [4] Dave Garroway (b. ... Les Brown Sr. ... Sentimental Journey was the first solo album by former Beatle Ringo Starr. ... See also: 1951 in television, other events of 1952, 1953 in television and the list of years in television. // Events February 15 - The funeral of King George VI is televised in the UK. August 1 - First TV broadcast in the Dominican Republic by La Voz Dominicana, a TV station based... See also: 1960 in television, other events of 1961, 1962 in television and the list of years in television. For the American network television schedule, please see 1961-62 American network television schedule. ... Hugh Malcolm Downs, (born February 14, 1921) is a retired American broadcaster, television host, producer, and author. ... Jean Baptiste Django Reinhardt (January 23, 1910 – May 16, 1953) was a Belgian Roma jazz guitarist. ... See also: 1962 in television, other events of 1963, 1964 in television and the list of years in television. For the American network television schedule, please see 1963-64 American network television schedule. ... Misty may mean: Misty (jazz), a jazz standard written in 1954 by the pianist Errol Garner Misty (Pokémon), a fictional character in the Pokémon universe, known as Kasumi in Japanese Misty (classified project), an American spy satellite MISTY1, a cryptographic algorithm Misty may also refer to: Mist Misty... Robert Leo (Bobby) Hackett (January 31, 1915 _ June 7, 1976) was an accomplished jazz musician. ...


Misty served as The Today Show's theme until 1971, when NBC News correspondent Frank McGee joined the show. Composer Ray Ellis penned an entirely new instrumental theme entitled This is Today, a jazzy, up-tempo piece that served as the program's main theme until 1978. Because This is Today closely resembled the theme Day by Day from the musical Godspell, Ellis was successfully sued for copyright infringement and This is Today was revised. The second version of This is Today incorporated the familiar NBC chime signature (G-E-C) in a bright, appropriately sunny arrangement that was used until 1981, at the close of the Tom Brokaw-Jane Pauley era.[5] The G-E-C signature was also used throughout the program to introduce and conclude segments, usually in combination with the familiar Today Show sunburst. See also: 1970 in television, other events of 1971, 1972 in television and the list of years in television. For the American network television schedule, please see 1971-72 American network television schedule. ... There are different people named Frank McGee: Frank McGee, a professional ice hockey player. ... Ray Ellis is a music producer, arranger and conductor. ... See also: 1977 in television, other events of 1978, 1979 in television and the list of years in television. For the American network television schedule, please see 1978-79 American network television schedule. ... Day by Day is a popular song. ... Godspell album cover (1971 Original Off-Broadway Cast) Godspell is a musical based on the Gospel of Saint Matthew with music and new lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and book by John-Michael Tebelak. ... The NBC chimes of the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) radio network in the United States was/were the first ever audio trademark (and the first service mark of any kind, in as much as it denotes a non-tangible form of commerce) to be accepted by the U.S. Patent... See also: 1980 in television, other events of 1981, 1982 in television and the list of years in television. For the American network television schedule, please see 1981-82 American network television schedule. ... Tom Brokaw Thomas John Brokaw (born February 6, 1940 in Webster, South Dakota) is a popular USA television journalist, presently working on regularly scheduled news documentaries for the NBC television network, and is the former NBC News anchorman and managing editor of the program NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw. ... Jane Pauley Margaret Jane Pauley (born October 31, 1950, in Indianapolis) is an American television news anchor and journalist. ...


By 1982, The Today Show had a new anchor, Bryant Gumbel, and a new version of Ellis' This is Today theme, a looser, more relaxed arrangement that continued to feature the NBC chimes in its melody. A shorter arrangement of This is Today was used for the show open (featuring a rotating globe and The Today Show sunburst) from 1983 to 1985. The main theme was used until 1985, and due to its popularity with viewers was resurrected as the show's secondary theme in January 1993. See also: 1981 in television, other events of 1982, 1983 in television and the list of years in television. ... Bryant Gumbel Bryant Charles Gumbel (born September 29, 1948), is an American television personality for news and sports programs. ... // February 8 - Minipops premieres on Channel 4 in the UK. Though a ratings success, it is canceled after the first series due to heavy media criticism. ... See also: 1984 in television, other events of 1985, 1986 in television and the list of years in television. For the American network television schedule, please see 1985-86 American network television schedule. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... This is a list of television-related events in 1993. ...

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1985 saw the end of the synthesizer era at NBC as composer John Williams wrote a series of themes for all NBC News programs, with a cut entitled The Mission serving as the principal theme for NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw. Williams also composed two themes for The Today Show: an opening fanfare for the program that was derived from the opening of The Mission; and a two-minute closing theme for the show entitled Scherzo for Today, a dramatic arrangement that made heavy use of strings and flutes. The new Today Show themes -- used in tandem with the show's new opening sequence featuring the Statue of Liberty and a new living room studio set -- gave the program a distinctly modern look and sound beginning in September 1985. A series of Williams-penned bumpers featuring the Mission signature were also used to open and close segments. The last minutes of Breakfast Television (Toronto) on November 16, 2004 Liza playing ping-pong with the previous guest (now off screen), while the camera begins to cut to Kevin for a news update Breakfast Television, also known as BT, is a Canadian morning news and entertainment program which airs... American Morning is the flagship morning television show on CNN. It premiered in 2003. ... The Cable News Network, commonly known as CNN, is a major cable television network founded in 1980 by Ted Turner. ... BBC World News ident, currently used after relaunch in December 2003. ... PBS re-directs here; for alternate uses see PBS (disambiguation) PBS logo The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is a non-profit public broadcasting television service with 349 member TV stations in the United States. ... The Daily Buzz logo The Daily Buzz is a nationally syndicated morning news program produced in Orlando, Florida by ACME Communications and Emmis Communications. ... In the television industry (as in radio), syndication is the sale of the right to broadcast programs to multiple stations, without going through a broadcast network. ... The CW Television Network is a television network in the United States launched during the 2006-07 television season. ... The Early Show is a American television morning news talk show broadcast by CBS from New York City, 7 to 9 a. ... CBS (an abbreviation for Columbia Broadcasting System, its former legal name) is one of the largest television networks, and formerly one of the largest radio networks, in the United States. ... Fox & Friends is a morning television show on the Fox News Channel, from 7 a. ... The Fox News Channel (FNC) is an American cable and satellite news channel. ... Good Morning America or GMA is the weekday morning news talk show of the American Broadcasting Company television network (ABC). ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... Imus in the Morning is a daily comedy, news, and political program that revolves around the personality of Don Imus. ... MSNBC, a combination of Microsoft and NBC, is a 24-hour cable news channel in the United States and Canada, and a news Website. ... Robin & Company is a morning television news program on CNN Headline News. ... CNN Headline News is a spin-off network from the original Cable News Network (CNN) television news network in the United States and Canada. ... NBC (an abbreviation for National Broadcasting Company, its former corporate name) is an American television network based in New York Citys Rockefeller Center and is shown on basic cable in Canada. ... John Towner Williams (born February 8, 1932) is one of the most widely recognized composers of film scores. ... The Mission can refer to: The Mission, a 1986 film starring Robert De Niro and Jeremy Irons The Mission, the soundtrack from the movie of the same name The Mission (Cheung fo), a 1999 film directed by Johnny To The Mission (US band), an American spiritual music band The Mission... NBC Nightly News logo, with Tom Brokaw at the news desk NBC Nightly News is the flagship evening news program for NBC News. ... 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... See also: 1984 in television, other events of 1985, 1986 in television and the list of years in television. For the American network television schedule, please see 1985-86 American network television schedule. ...


Scherzo for Today was used as the program's closing theme until 1990, and the Mission bumpers were used until 1993. (One of them could be heard as a station break lead-in on NBC's Meet The Press until 2004.) The Today Show opening fanfare has opened the program ever since, with two exceptions. In the summer of 1994, to mark the debut of Studio 1A, the Williams-penned fanfare was replaced by another opening theme, but the Williams theme returned shortly thereafter. In 2004, the show's producers tried out yet another theme, which drew once again on the NBC chimes as its signature, but the Williams theme returned after only a few weeks. It is by far the most enduring theme in the program's history, having now been in use for over two decades. This is a list of television-related events in 1990. ... This is a list of television-related events in 1993. ... Meet the Press (MTP) is a weekly television news show produced by NBC. It started as a radio show in 1945 as American Mercury Presents: Meet the Press, originating from WRC-AM in Washington. ... This is a list of television-related events in 2004. ... This is a list of television-related events in 1994. ...


The Scherzo for Today was iconically accompanied by Fred Facey announcing "From NBC News, this is Today..." until his death in April 2003. His announce could be heard until Katie Couric left on May 31, 2006, except for special editions requiring special introductions. Facey's work is now only heard on the weekend editions of NBC Nightly News with John Seigenthaler and on the MSNBC program Headliners and Legends. With the addition of Vieira, Les Marshak began announcing the introduction as of September 13, 2006 (Marshak had already been the announcer for Weekend Today) [6]. NBC Nightly News is the flagship evening news program for NBC News and broadcasts from Studio 3C at the GE Building, Rockefeller Center in New York City. ... John Seigenthaler may mean: John Seigenthaler Sr. ... MSNBC, a combination of Microsoft and NBC, is a 24-hour cable news channel in the United States and Canada, and a news Website. ... Headliners and Legends is a documentary program on MSNBC. Category: ...


Currently, a lighter theme employing the NBC chimes is used to open the show's 7:30 through 9:30 half-hour segments, and also used as a closing theme.


Weekend Today

Anchors Lester Holt and Campbell Brown
Anchors Lester Holt and Campbell Brown

The Sunday edition of NBC News' Today show premiered on September 20, 1987. Five years later, on August 1, 1992, the Saturday edition made its debut, expanding the broadcast schedule of the Today show franchise to seven days a week. The program is broadcast from Studio 1A in Rockefeller Plaza in New York, although Sunday Today originated from Washington for a few years. Image File history File links WeekendTodayAnchors. ... Image File history File links WeekendTodayAnchors. ... NBC News is the news division of American television network NBC. Its current president is Steve Capus. ... September 20 is the 263rd day of the year (264th in leap years). ... See also: 1986 in television, other events of 1987, 1988 in television and the list of years in television. ... August 1 is the 213th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (214th in leap years), with 152 days remaining. ... This is a list of television-related events in 1992. ... The Studio the Today show broadcasts from. ...


The weekend broadcasts continue the Today tradition of covering breaking news, interviewing newsmakers, reporting on a variety of popular-culture and human-interest stories, covering health and finance issues and presenting the latest weather reports. The show airs from 7:00 AM EDT until 9:00 AM EDT, although many local stations choose to air locally-branded news programs at 8:00 AM EDT. Sunday Today airs at 8:00 AM EDT, lasting an hour. In addition, the show offers visitors to New York City a chance to observe firsthand the workings of a live television broadcast with its windowed studio on Rockefeller Plaza. Interaction with the crowd outside the studio is a major part of the program.


Weekend editions are tailored to the priorities and interests of weekend viewers—offering special series such as Saturday Today on the Plaza, featuring live performances by the biggest names in music and Broadway outside the studio throughout the summer.


Lyne Pitts is the executive producer of Weekend Today.


Weekend Today is currently co-anchored by Lester Holt and Campbell Brown with weather reports from Janice Huff on Saturdays and Chris Cimino on Sundays. MSNBC's Alison Stewart, Amy Robach, Norah O'Donnell, CNBC's Carl Quintanilla and NBC's Natalie Morales and Lisa Daniels report the daily news headlines from the newsdesk. Lester Holt on left on Weekend Today Lester Holt (born March 8, 1959) is co-anchor of Weekend Today television show on NBC in the United States. ... Brown on The Today Show Almadale Campbell Brown (born June 14, 1968, Ferriday, Louisiana), an American television news reporter and co-anchor since 2003 of Weekend Today. ... Janice Huff was born September 1, 1960. ... Chris Cimino on WNBC in 2006. ... MSNBC, a combination of Microsoft and NBC, is a 24-hour cable news channel in the United States and Canada, and a news Website. ... Alison Stewart Alison Stewart (born July 4, 1966, Glen Ridge, New Jersey) is a television news anchor currently at MSNBC where she hosts The Most with Alison Stewart weekdays at 3pm ET. Stewart first gained widespread visibility as a political correspondent for MTV News in the 1990s. ... Amy Robach born 1977 is an anchor at MSNBC. She joined the network in 2003 from WTTG-TV in Washington D.C. She graduated from the University of Georgia. ... Norah ODonnell (born January 23, 1974) is a correspondent for NBC News, where she has worked since 1999. ... CNBC (an acronym for the Consumer News and Business Channel, its official name until 1991) is a group of cable and satellite television Business news channels from the U.S., owned and operated by NBC Universal. ... Carl Quintanilla is an NBC News correspondent based in the network’s Chicago bureau. ... Natalie Morales on MSNBC Natalie Morales is a correspondent on NBCs Today Show. ... Lisa Daniels is a correspondent for NBC News. ...


The program is watched by more viewers than ABC's Good Morning America Weekend Edition and CBS' Saturday Early Show/CBS News Sunday Morning. The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... Marysol Castro broadcasts a live segment during the soundchecks at Live 8 Philadelphia. ... CBS (an abbreviation for Columbia Broadcasting System, its former legal name) is one of the largest television networks, and formerly one of the largest radio networks, in the United States. ... The Early Show is a American television morning news talk show broadcast by CBS from New York City, 7 to 9 a. ... CBS News Sunday Morning is a news show featuring news and feature segments that airs Sunday mornings on CBS. Its hosted by Charles Osgood. ...


Anchors

Sunday Today anchors included:

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Scott Simon is the host of National Public Radios Weekend Edition Saturday. ... Jackie Nespral (born approx. ... Staples High School is a public secondary school, located in the town of Westport, Connecticut, USA. Staples High School is named after Horace Staples who founded the school in 1884. ... Giselle Fernandez (born May 15, 1961) is an Mexican television journalist. ... Jack Ford is currently the co-anchor of Courtside, the afternoon program on Court TV, alongside Ashleigh Banfield. ... Jodi Applegate and Chris Gailus on WNYWs Good Day New York in 2005. ... CNNs Soledad OBrien María de la Soledad Teresa OBrien [1](b. ... David Bloom in one of his broadcasts from Iraq. ... Brown on The Today Show Almadale Campbell Brown (born June 14, 1968, Ferriday, Louisiana), an American television news reporter and co-anchor since 2003 of Weekend Today. ... Lester Holt on left on Weekend Today Lester Holt (born March 8, 1959) is co-anchor of Weekend Today television show on NBC in the United States. ...

Special editions

The designation "special edition" often applies to instances wherein one or both hosts anchor the program from a location other than Studio 1-A, or in the event of significant news developments. The expansion of an episode is not at all unusual, usually for planned long-duration news events such as presidential inaugurations or elections. It could be argued that the first such expanded edition came on June 2, 1953, with the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II. Coverage that morning began at 5:30 a.m. EDT and wrapped at 9:00 a.m. EDT. Breaking news can also extend the show's hours: during the London bombings on July 7, 2005, Today remained on the air for six hours, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. EDT. June 2 is the 153rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (154th in leap years), with 212 days remaining. ... See also: 1952 in television, other events of 1953, 1954 in television and the list of years in television. // Events The BBCs Television Symbol, known as the bats wings by logo enthusiasts, first appeared in December this year. ... Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor; born 21 April 1926) is Queen of 16 sovereign states, holding each crown and title equally. ... The references in this article would be clearer with a different and/or consistent style of citation, footnoting or external linking. ... July 7 is the 188th day of the year (189th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 177 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


On November 23, 1963, Today aired a special three-hour Saturday program recapping the assassination of President of the United States John F. Kennedy the previous day. Host Hugh Downs, Jack Lescoulie, and newsreader Frank Blair anchored the broadcast. In the opening minutes, Downs noted that the atmosphere that day "was very different" from what he had ever previously experienced. Lescoulie recalled how traffic in New York City after the assassination was at a standstill, and that telephone circuits were jammed. Downs added that as the hours passed, the country's grief would turn into a "more historic kind of grief." November 23 is the 327th day of the year (328th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 38 days remaining. ... See also: 1962 in television, other events of 1963, 1964 in television and the list of years in television. For the American network television schedule, please see 1963-64 American network television schedule. ... President Kennedy, with his wife, Jacqueline Kennedy, and Texas Governor John Connally in the Presidential limousine shortly before the assassination. ... Hugh Malcolm Downs, (born February 14, 1921) is a retired American broadcaster, television host, producer, and author. ... Jack Lescoulie (b. ... NBC is an American television and radio network based in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... Nickname: Big Apple, City that never Sleeps Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area    - City 1,214. ...


On January 25, 1973, Today expanded to allow Frank McGee and Barbara Walters to anchor live coverage of the state funeral of former president Lyndon B. Johnson, as they broadcast from Washington. At 10:00 a.m., EST, they signed off to allow David Brinkley to continue the coverage, also from Washington. McGee said when signing off: "This concludes a special extended edition of The Today Show for final ceremonies for President Lyndon B. Johnson. NBC News will continue its coverage with commentary by David Brinkley after a quick pause for station identification." January 25 is the 25th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... Frank McGee (September 12, 1915-April 17, 1974) was a television journalist. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... Lyndon Baines Johnson (August 27, 1908 – January 22, 1973), often referred to as LBJ, was the 36th President of the United States (1963–1969). ... EDT (shown in yellow) is UTC-4 The Eastern Time Zone of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of Northern America and the west coast of South America. ... David Brinkley David McClure Brinkley (July 10, 1920 – June 11, 2003) was an American television newscaster for NBC and, later, ABC. From 1956 through 1970 he co-anchored NBCs nightly news program The Huntley–Brinkley Report with Chet Huntley. ...


On August 9, 1974, The Today Show was expanded to 5 hours and broadcast from Washington to cover the resignation of President Richard Nixon. August 9 is the 221st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (222nd in leap years), with 144 days remaining. ... See also: 1973 in television, other events of 1974, 1975 in television and the list of years in television. For the American network television schedule, please see 1974-75 American network television schedule. ... Richard Milhous Nixon (January 9, 1913 – April 22, 1994) was the 37th President of the United States, serving from 1969 to 1974. ...


The show airing on March 31, 1981 was broadcast from Washington, as part of its coverage of the assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan the day before. March 31 is the 90th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (91st in Leap years), with 275 days remaining. ... See also: 1980 in television, other events of 1981, 1982 in television and the list of years in television. For the American network television schedule, please see 1981-82 American network television schedule. ... Ronald Wilson Reagan (February 6, 1911 – June 5, 2004) was the 40th President of the United States (1981–1989) and the 33rd Governor of California (1967–1975). ...


The show airing on November 8, 2000, the morning after the contested presidential election in the United States, was the most-watched edition of the program in its history, with 12 million viewers, double the normal audience, tuning in. November 8 is the 312th day of the year (313th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 53 days remaining. ... This is a list of television-related events in 2000. ... Presidential election results map. ...


When terrorists attacked the World Trade Center in New York City on September 11, 2001, Today was on the air. Matt Lauer announced that there was a breaking story in progress at 8:52 a.m. EDT, but threw to a commercial break when pictures were not available. Today returned indefinitely at 8:53 a.m. ET with Lauer, Couric, and Roker commenting on the events from the couch area of Studio 1A, initially as an accident. When United Airlines Flight 175 crashed at 9:02:58 a.m., it was seen live on the program. Katie Couric handled the initial reports of the attack on The Pentagon as Lauer joined Tom Brokaw at the anchor desk. The broadcast restarted at 10:30 a.m. EDT, moments after the collapse of One World Trade Center. Couric, Lauer and Brokaw anchored live coverage under the production of the Today team until 1 p.m. EDT when Brokaw anchored an NBC News Special Report from NBC News Headquarters in 30 Rockefeller Plaza. NBC News Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent Andrea Mitchell wrote in her memoir Talking Back that her husband, then Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, received his first briefing on the attacks when she summarized events for Brokaw on the air with her cell phone in her lap. Couric and Lauer anchored a special report from 5 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. so Brokaw could prepare for a special, expanded edition of NBC Nightly News, airing from the observation deck atop 30 Rockefeller Plaza, and continuing NBC News Live Coverage throughout the evening. In the days following the attacks, Today was expanded to 6 hours each day for the remainder of the week that followed the attacks. On September 11, 2006, the fifth anniversary of the attacks, MSNBC replayed Today from five years earlier as it covered the attacks. World trade centers or world trade centres (usually abbreviated WTC) arose in the United States and Japan in the 1970s, spearheaded by New York Citys World Trade Center. ... Nickname: Big Apple, City that never Sleeps Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area    - City 1,214. ... September 11 is the 254th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (255th in leap years). ... This is a list of television-related events in 2001. ... EDT (shown in yellow) is UTC-4 The Eastern Time Zone of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of Northern America and the west coast of South America. ... The Studio the Today show broadcasts from. ... Uniteds logo as seen at United hub Denver International Airport. ... United Airlines Flight 175 was a morning flight that regularly flew from Logan International Airport in Boston, Massachusetts, to Los Angeles International Airport in Los Angeles, California (BOS-LAX) route. ... 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The show airing on January 14, 2002 was a three-hour long celebration of the show's 50th anniversary. It was branded "A very special edition of 'Today.'" Anniversary shows often abandon typical format (outside of top-of-the-hour news updates) in favor of clips of old shows, interviews with previous hosts and other special segments tied to the occasion. For this show, the original opening music and intro to the show from 1952 was used, and several retrospectives were aired from former anchors, guests, producers, and handlers of J. Fred Muggs. January 14 is the 14th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... This is a list of television-related events in 2002. ...


On September 11, 2002, the show was extended to six hours (broadcasting until 1 p.m. Eastern Time) for a special edition covering the anniversary of the terrorist attacks from one year earlier. September 11 is the 254th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (255th in leap years). ... This is a list of television-related events in 2002. ... A sequential look at United Flight 175 crashing into the south tower of the World Trade Center The September 11, 2001 attacks (often referred to as 9/11—pronounced nine eleven or nine one one) consisted of a series of coordinated terrorist[1] suicide attacks upon the United States, predominantly...


Following the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster on February 1, 2003, Weekend Today aired a special edition on Sunday, February 2, with the expanded introduction "Disaster: The Space Shuttle Columbia. From NBC News, this is a special edition of The Today Show with Soledad O'Brien at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida and David Bloom at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas." The next day was also a special edition with Matt Lauer at Studio 1A in New York and Katie Couric at the Johnson Space Center in Houston. The Space Shuttle Columbia breaks up over Texas. ... February 1 is the 32nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... This is a list of television-related events in 2003. ... CNNs Soledad OBrien María de la Soledad Teresa OBrien [1](b. ... Merritt Island and Kennedy Space Center The John F. Kennedy Space Center (KSC) is the NASA space vehicle launch facility (spaceport) at Cape Canaveral on Merritt Island in Florida, United States. ... An aerial view of the complete Johnson Space Center facility in Houston, Texas in 1989. ...


On April 9, 2003 Today aired live until noon EST when U.S. Troops entered Baghdad. Lester Holt was sitting in next to Katie Couric for Matt Lauer. Today coverage was restarted as an NBC News Special Report at 9:12 a.m. EST and Tom Brokaw joined Couric in Studio 1A until taking over the coverage from NBC News Headquarters in 30 Rockefeller Plaza at noon. April 9 is the 99th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (100th in leap years). ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Eastern Standard Time Zone is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting five hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). ... Lester Holt on left on Weekend Today Lester Holt (born March 8, 1959) is co-anchor of Weekend Today television show on NBC in the United States. ... Katherine Katie Anne Couric (born January 7, 1957) is a well-known and popular American media personality who gained fame as the co-host of NBCs Today and now serves as the anchor and managing editor of the CBS Evening News. ... Lauer on The Today Show in 2006. ... The Eastern Standard Time Zone is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting five hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). ... Tom Brokaw Thomas John Brokaw (born February 6, 1940 in Webster, South Dakota) is a popular USA television journalist, presently working on regularly scheduled news documentaries for the NBC television network, and is the former NBC News anchorman and managing editor of the program NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw. ... NBC News is the news division of American television network NBC. Its current president is Steve Capus. ... NBC Studios are the two television studio facilities belonging to the National Broadcasting Company, with one of them being located inside the GE Building at Rockefeller Center in New York City, and the other located in Burbank, California, just outside of Los Angeles. ...


When Pope John Paul II died on Saturday, April 2, 2005, Couric and Lauer anchored the weekend editions of the Today show. Lauer anchored from the Vatican with Campbell Brown offering reports by his side. On the day the Pope succombed, Couric anchored a special report on a Vatican statement updating the Pope's dire condition and Lauer reported for the special report anchored by Brian Williams when the Pope finally passed away. He returned to New York as Couric traveled to Vatican City to co-anchor coverage of the Pope's funeral with Williams. Pope John Paul IIs body laid on a bier at St. ... April 2 is the 92nd day of the year (93rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 273 days remaining. ... This is a list of television-related events in 2005. ... Brown on The Today Show Almadale Campbell Brown (born June 14, 1968, Ferriday, Louisiana), an American television news reporter and co-anchor since 2003 of Weekend Today. ... Brian Williams For other persons named Brian Williams, see Brian Williams (disambiguation). ...


The Today Show aired a live, six-hour special edition similar to that of 9/11 after the 7/7 transit bombings in London on July 7, 2005. The next day's show was labeled a special edition. Campbell Brown's large presence during that day's coverage, in addition to her presence on the show during the death of Pope John Paul II fueled speculation she would replace Couric in the near future. The date that commonly refers to the attacks on United States citizens on September 11, 2001 (see the September 11, 2001 Attacks). ... London, England, July 7, 2005. ... London (pronounced ) is the capital city of England and the United Kingdom. ... July 7 is the 188th day of the year (189th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 177 days remaining. ... This is a list of television-related events in 2005. ...


Shows in the wake of Hurricane Katrina often carried the "special edition" branding, as Katie Couric, Campbell Brown, Lester Holt and others were stationed along the Gulf Coast instead of Studio 1-A. Lowest pressure 902 mbar (hPa; 26. ... Lester Holt on left on Weekend Today Lester Holt (born March 8, 1959) is co-anchor of Weekend Today television show on NBC in the United States. ...


The show airing on May 31, 2006 was a three-hour long celebration of Katie Couric's run on the show. May 31 is the 151st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (152nd in leap years), with 214 days remaining. ... This is a list of television-related events in 2006. ...


On July 12, 2006, Matt Lauer traveled to St. Petersburg (Leningrad), Russia, airing his interview with Russian President, Vladimir Putin. July 12 is the 193rd day (194th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 172 days remaining. ... This is a list of television-related events in 2006. ... Saint Petersburg (Russian: Санкт-Петербу́рг, English transliteration: Sankt-Peterburg), colloquially known as Питер (transliterated Piter), formerly known as Leningrad (Ленингра́д, 1924–1991) and... Saint Petersburg (Russian: Санкт-Петербу́рг, English transliteration: Sankt-Peterburg), colloquially known as Питер (transliterated Piter), formerly known as Leningrad (Ленингра́д, 1924–1991) and...


On August 10, 2006, in response to the foiled terror plot in London, Today broadcast live in its timeslot for all timezones, and Matt Lauer anchored three NBC News Special Reports live in all time zones, at 6 a.m. EDT to report on the details of the story, at 8 a.m. EDT when U.S. counter-terrorism officials held a news conference at the Department of Homeland Security in Washington, D.C., and at 11:45 a.m. when President George W. Bush made remarks upon landing in Wisconsin from just outside Air Force One. August 10 is the 222nd day of the year (223rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... This is a list of television-related events in 2006. ... London (pronounced ) is the capital city of England and the United Kingdom. ... EDT (shown in yellow) is UTC-4 The Eastern Time Zone of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of Northern America and the west coast of South America. ... EDT (shown in yellow) is UTC-4 The Eastern Time Zone of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of Northern America and the west coast of South America. ... The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is a Cabinet department of the federal government of the United States that is concerned with protecting the American homeland and the safety of American citizens. ... Nickname: DC, The District Motto: Justitia Omnibus (Justice for All) Location of Washington, D.C., in relation to the states Maryland and Virginia. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is an American politician and the 43rd and current President of the United States. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Air Force One is the air traffic control call sign of any U.S. Air Force aircraft carrying the President of the United States. ...


On Tuesday, August 29, 2006, Today marked the first anniversary of Hurricane Katrina's landfall. Matt and Ann anchored from 30 Rock in New York, while Brian Williams, Campbell Brown, Lester Holt and many other NBC News correspondents reported from the Gulf Coast. The show featured interviews with New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin and former FEMA Director Michael Brown, and first lady Laura Bush. Lowest pressure 902 mbar (hPa; 26. ... NBC News is the news division of American television network NBC. Its current president is Steve Capus. ... New Orleans is the largest city in the state of Louisiana, United States of America. ... Ray Nagin Clarence Ray Nagin, Jr. ... New FEMA seal The Federal Emergency Management Agency or FEMA is an agency of the United States government dedicated to swift response in the event of disasters, both natural and man-made. ... Michael Brownie Brown For other people of the same name, see Michael Brown (disambiguation). ... Laura Lane Welch Bush (born November 4, 1946) is the wife of U.S. President George W. Bush and is the current First Lady of the United States. ...


Another long-format special edition was aired on Monday, September 11, 2006, to mark the fifth anniversary of the 2001 attacks. Matt Lauer anchored the coverage from Ground Zero and was joined by Tom Brokaw and Campbell Brown. Ann Curry was at the anchor desk in the temporary outdoor studio in Rockefeller Plaza. Lester Holt reported from the Pentagon and Natalie Morales was stationed in Shanksville, Pennsylvania. For viewers in the New York Market, WNBC broke away from Today at 8:27 a.m. EDT to give detailed coverage of the observance at Ground Zero, anchored by Chuck Scarborough, as they have done every year. Photo of George W. Bush and Laura Bush visiting Shanksville on September 11, 2002 Shanksville is a borough located in Somerset County, Pennsylvania. ... WNBC, channel four, is the flagship station of the NBC television network. ... Chuck Scarborough on WNBC-TVs 11pm newscast in 2005. ...


During coverage of presidential inaugurations, or whenever major events happen in Washington during the mornings. the show broadcasts from the NBC studios in Washington. Inauguration Day is the day on which the President of the United States is sworn in and takes office. ...


Every Thanksgiving Day, Today is truncated to two hours as the Today crew host the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. The parade, produced by NBC's entertainment division and not NBC News, occupies what would normally be the show's third hour. Thanksgiving is a holiday celebrated in much of North America, generally observed as an expression of gratitude, usually to God. ... Macys Day Parade redirects here. ...


Ratings

Week Of Sept. 11, 2006

  • Today: 6,320,000 million viewers
  • Good Morning America (GMA): 4,730,000
  • The Early Show (TES): 2,800,000

Week Of Feb. 6, 2006

  • Today: 6,180,000 million viewers
  • GMA: 5,340,000
  • TES: 2,870,000

International broadcasts

NBC News programming is shown daily on the 24 hour news network Orbit News in Europe and the Middle East. This includes a live broadcast of The Today Show. Orbit News is a 24 hour satellite channel offering American news programming. ...


Seven Network in Australia has it's own version which airs from 4:00am to 6:00am. It does not air on their major regional affiliate, Prime Television, which airs religious programs and infomercials instead. The Seven Network is an Australian television network. ... Prime Television is an Australian television network affiliated to the Seven Network in regional New South Wales, the ACT, and Victoria and in Western Australia as Golden West Network. ...


Today is also shown in the Philippines on ETC 2nd Avenue with the weekday editions airing 7:30am-10:00am local time and the weekend editions airing at 7:00am. Quality 2ND Insider Avenue ETC 2nd Avenue is a Philippine cable television channel after ETC Entertainment Central. ...


See also

NBC News is the news division of American television network NBC. Its current president is Steve Capus. ... Early Today is the early morning news program on NBC. The program is anchored by Kristine Johnson. ... Good Morning America or GMA is the weekday morning news talk show of the American Broadcasting Company television network (ABC). ... The Early Show is a American television morning news talk show broadcast by CBS from New York City, 7 to 9 a. ... The last minutes of Breakfast Television (Toronto) on November 16, 2004 Liza playing ping-pong with the previous guest (now off screen), while the camera begins to cut to Kevin for a news update Breakfast Television, also known as BT, is a Canadian morning news and entertainment program which airs...

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