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Today

Today title card
Genre News program, Live Action
Created by Sylvester L. Weaver Jr.
Presented by 7:00am-10:00am
Matt Lauer
(1994-Present)
Meredith Vieira
(2006-Present)
Al Roker
(1996-Present)
Ann Curry
(1997-Present)
Natalie Morales
(2006-Present)
10:00-11:00am
Kathie Lee Gifford
(2008-Present)
Hoda Kotb
(2007-Present)
Other
Willard Scott
(1980-Present)
Gene Shalit (1973-Present)
Slogan There's More Today Everyday, This is TODAY on NBC
Country of origin  United States
No. of episodes 20,718 (as of January 1, 2008)
Production
Executive
producer(s)
Malcolm Solomon
Location(s) Studio 1A, Rockefeller Center
Running time 240 minutes (4 hours)
Broadcast
Original channel NBC
Picture format 480i (SDTV),
1080i (HDTV)
Original run January 14, 1952 – present
External links
Official website
IMDb profile
TV.com summary
U.S. morning television shows edit
Networks
ABC Good Morning America
CBS The Early Show
NBC Today
Cable
BBC World News Today
CNBC Squawk Box
Squawk on the Street
CNN American Morning
FNC Fox & Friends
America's Newsroom
FBN Money for Breakfast
The Opening Bell
HLN Morning Express
MSNBC Morning Joe
RFD-TV Imus in the Morning
Spanish
UNI ¡Despierta América!
TMD Cada Día
Syndication
The Daily Buzz
Live with Regis and Kelly
The Morning Show

The Today Show, officially known as Today, is an American morning news and talk show airing weekday mornings on NBC. Debuting on January 14, 1952, it was the first of its genre, spawning similar morning news and entertainment television programs across the United States and around the world. The show is also the third-longest running American television series. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... 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. ... Sylvester Pat Weaver (December 21, 1908 - March 17, 2002) was the father of actress Sigourney Weaver. ... Matthew Todd Lauer (December 30, 1957)[2] is an American television personality, best known as a co-host of NBCs The Today Show (since 1994)[2] after being a news anchor in New York [3] and a local talk-show host in Boston, Philadelphia, Providence, and Richmond. ... Meredith Vieira (born December 30, 1953) is an Emmy Award-winning American television personality, game show hostess and journalist. ... Albert Lincoln Al Roker, Jr. ... Ann Curry (born November 19, 1956) is a news anchor on NBCs morning television program Today since May 1997 and host of Dateline NBC since May 2005. ... Natalie Morales on MSNBC Natalie Morales is a correspondent on NBCs Today Show. ... VHS box cover of Kathie Lees Rock n Tots Cafe: A Christmas Giff starring Kathie Lee Gifford, copyright 1995 Rock n Tots Joint Venture. ... Hoda Kotb (pronounced KOT-bee) is a television news anchor and correspondent in the United States for NBCs 4th hour on the Today Show with Ann Curry, Tiki Barber. ... 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Today's dominance was virtually unchallenged by the other networks until the late 1980s, and it is on a current streak of being the highest-rated morning news and talk show every week since December 11, 1995. Originally a two-hour program on weekdays, it expanded to Sundays in 1987 and Saturdays in 1992. The weekday broadcast expanded to three hours in 2000 and to four hours in 2007; it currently airs for two hours on Saturday and one hour on Sunday. When TV viewers or entertainment professionals in the United States mention ratings they are often referring to Nielsen Ratings, a system developed by Nielsen Media Research to determine the audience size and composition of television programming. ... is the 345th day of the year (346th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday. ...

Contents

Current cast

The first two hours of the show are hosted by Matt Lauer and Meredith Vieira, with weatherman Al Roker and news anchor Ann Curry. Natalie Morales is a national correspondent; Roker, Curry and Morales also serve as co-hosts of the third hour. Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford serve as the fourth-hour co-hosts. Matthew Todd Lauer (December 30, 1957)[2] is an American television personality, best known as a co-host of NBCs The Today Show (since 1994)[2] after being a news anchor in New York [3] and a local talk-show host in Boston, Philadelphia, Providence, and Richmond. ... Meredith Vieira (born December 30, 1953) is an Emmy Award-winning American television personality, game show hostess and journalist. ... Albert Lincoln Al Roker, Jr. ... Ann Curry (born November 19, 1956) is a news anchor on NBCs morning television program Today since May 1997 and host of Dateline NBC since May 2005. ... Natalie Morales on MSNBC Natalie Morales is a correspondent on NBCs Today Show. ... Hoda Kotb (pronounced KOT-bee) is a television news anchor and correspondent in the United States for NBCs 4th hour on the Today Show with Ann Curry, Tiki Barber. ... VHS box cover of Kathie Lees Rock n Tots Cafe: A Christmas Giff starring Kathie Lee Gifford, copyright 1995 Rock n Tots Joint Venture. ...


Vieira's role as host of the syndicated game show Who Wants to be a Millionaire contractually prohibits her from appearing on Today after the show's first two hours; Lauer may appear later if news events warrant. Logo from the UK version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? is a television game show which offers very large cash prizes for correctly answering successive multiple-choice questions. ...


Other national correspondents include Bob Dotson, Jamie Gangel, Jenna Wolfe, and Tiki Barber. Kelly O'Donnell covers the day's events at the White House. Gene Shalit is the entertainment critic, and Peter Greenberg is the travel editor. Jean Chatzky, editor-at-large for Money Magazine, provides weekly financial segments. Bob Dotson is an American broadcast journalist employed by NBC News. ... Jamie Gangel was named National Correspondent of NBC News Today, in February 1992. ... Jenna Wolfe on WABC-TV in 2007. ... Atiim Kiambu Hakeem-ah Tiki Barber (born April 7, 1975 in Roanoke, Virginia) is a news and sports broadcaster, author, and former American football running back for the New York Giants. ... Kelly ODonnell is a White House correspondent for NBC News. ... For other uses, see White House (disambiguation). ... 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. ... Cover of Money magazine Money is a Time Warner financial magazine. ...


NBC News White House correspondent David Gregory is a substitute host for Matt Lauer; Newsreader Curry often subs for Vieira, with Morales in turn subbing for Curry. NBC News endcap, used from 2002 to present. ... David Gregory (born August 24, 1970) is currently the NBC News Chief White House Correspondent, a job he has held since February, 2001. ...


Lester Holt, Jenna Wolfe and Amy Robach currently host the weekend editions. Holt is also a frequent fill-in host of the weekday edition. Lester Holt, wearing a red apron, cooking on Weekend Today. ... Jenna Wolfe on WABC-TV in 2007. ... Amy Robach (born 1973 in Michigan) is an anchor at MSNBC. She joined the network in 2003 from WTTG-TV in Washington, D.C. In addition to her hosting duties as the 1pm ET anchor for MSNBC Live Wednesday-Friday, Robach is an alternating co-host of Weekend Today, with...


History

The show's first broadcast 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. Pat Weaver is the father of actress Sigourney Weaver. is the 14th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1952 (MCMLII) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Sylvester Pat Weaver (December 21, 1908 - March 17, 2002) was the father of actress Sigourney Weaver. ... This article is about the television network. ... 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. ... Sigourney Weaver (born Susan Alexandra Weaver on October 8, 1949 in New York City) is an Oscar-nominated American actress. ...


Today 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 station news updates. It has spawned several other shows of a similar type, including ABC's Good Morning America, and CBS' The Early Show. For the gay mens lifestyle magazine, see Genre (magazine). ... David Cunningham Garroway (July 13, 1913 – July 21, 1982, suicide) was the founding host of NBCs Today from 1952 to 1961, whose easygoing, relaxed and relaxing style belied a battle with depression that may have contributed to the end of his days as a television bigtimer and, in due... Type species Simia troglodytes Blumenbach, 1775 distribution of Species Pan troglodytes Pan paniscus Chimpanzee, often shortened to chimp, is the common name for the two extant species of apes in the genus Pan. ... J. Fred Muggs (b. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is an American television network. ... Good Morning America is a weekday morning news show that is broadcast on the ABC television network. ... This article is about the broadcast network. ... The Early Show is an American television morning news talk show broadcast by CBS from New York City, 7 to 9 a. ...

Dave Garroway opening the first edition of Today

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. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... David Cunningham Garroway (July 13, 1913 – July 21, 1982, suicide) was the founding host of NBCs Today from 1952 to 1961, whose easygoing, relaxed and relaxing style belied a battle with depression that may have contributed to the end of his days as a television bigtimer and, in due... For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ... BBC Breakfast is the morning television news programme simulcast on BBC One and BBC News 24. ... For other uses, see ITV (disambiguation). ... Good Morning Britain was TV-ams flagship breakfast television show, which broadcast from 7am until 9am five days a 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 Canadian English language television network. ...


When Today 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, Today 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, Today 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 U.S. Virgin Islands, until NBC expanded it to three hours (until 10:00 a.m. in all time zones but Alaska, Hawaii and U.S. Virgin Islands) on October 2, 2000. In some markets (such as Boston, Massachusetts, on WHDH-TV), the third hour of Today is tape-delayed by an hour and airs at 10 a.m. A fourth hour was added on September 10, 2007. Metronome, a public art installation showing the time in New York City The Eastern Time Zone (ET) of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of Northern America and the west coast of South America. ...  CST or UTC-6 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). ... In radio and television, tape delay refers to the practice of intentionally delaying broadcast of live material. ... For other uses, see Alaska (disambiguation). ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... The United States Virgin Islands is a group of islands in the Caribbean that is a dependency of the United States. ... is the 275th day of the year (276th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... Boston redirects here. ... WHDH redirects here. ... is the 253rd day of the year (254th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...


Studio

The show broadcasts from Studio 1A in Rockefeller Center, New York, just across the street from NBC headquarters at the GE Building. Rockefeller Center is a complex of 19 commercial buildings covering 22 acres between 48th and 51st Streets in New York City. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... 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. ...


The Today program first originated from the RCA Exhibition Hall on 49th Street in a space now occupied by the Christie's auction house, just down the block from the current studio. The first set placed a functional newsroom in the studio, which Garroway called "the nerve center of the world." Gradually, machines and personnel were placed behind the scenes to assemble the news and weather reports, and the newsroom was gone by 1955. In 1958, the show moved across the street to Studio 3K in the RCA Building, where it remained through the early 1960s. On July 9, 1962, the show returned to a streetside studio in the space then occupied by the Florida Showcase. On September 13, 1965, Today moved back to the RCA Building. The network's news programming went to all-color broadcasts at that time, and NBC could not justify allocating four (then-expensive) color cameras to the Florida Showcase studio. For the next twenty years, the show occupied a series of studios on the third, sixth, and eighth floors of NBC's headquarters; most notably Studio 3K in the 1970s, Studio 8G (adjacent to Studio 8H, home to Saturday Night Live) in the late 1970s and early 1980s, and finally Studio 3B from 1983 to 1994. Today moved to the current streetside studio in June 1994, providing a link to the show's 1950s origins. The Christies auction house in South Kensington, London Christies American branch in Rockefeller Center, New York Christies is a fine art auction house, the largest and by some accounts the oldest in the world. ... is the 190th day of the year (191st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 256th day of the year (257th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ... SNL redirects here. ...


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 Today'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 an American 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 morning television show on CNN. It premiered in 2002. ... Time Warner Center and Columbus Monument. ... View of Columbus Circle, looking east down Central Park South from inside the Time Warner Center. ... Good Morning America is a weekday morning news show that is broadcast on the ABC television network. ... Times Square Studios is located in Times Square in New York City, New York. ...

The Today outdoor studio as seen at the Torino Winter Olympic Games in 2006.

In 2006, Studio 1A underwent a major renovation to prepare for 1080i high-definition broadcasting. After the departure of Katie Couric 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 Couric Leaves, Vieira Enters section below for more). [1] During the week of August 28, 2006, the show was moved to a temporary 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. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2272 × 1704 pixel, file size: 838 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) I am the creator of this work. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2272 × 1704 pixel, file size: 838 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) I am the creator of this work. ... 1080i is a shorthand name for a category of video modes. ... Projection screen in a home theater, displaying a high-definition television image. ... Katherine Anne Katie Couric (born January 7, 1957) is an American media personality who became well-known as co-host of NBCs Today. ... 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. ... is the 240th day of the year (241st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the original U.S. music television channel. ... The MTV Video Music Awards were established in 1984 by MTV to celebrate the top music videos of the year. ... Dateline NBC, or Dateline, is a U.S. weekly television newsmagazine broadcast by NBC similar to ABCs 20/20 or CBSs 60 Minutes. ... 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. ...


On September 13, 2006, Today 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. A gigantic Panasonic 103-inch plasma monitor is often used for graphic display backgrounds. There is also an upstairs that is home to Today's kitchen. The blue background 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. The program’s concerts are now broadcast in Dolby Digital 5.1-channel surround sound. The weekday director is Joe Michaels. is the 256th day of the year (257th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Panasonic (パナソニック Panasonikku) is an international brand name for Japanese electric products manufacturer Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. ... An example of a plasma display A plasma display panel (PDP) is a type of flat panel display now commonly used for large TV displays (typically above 37-inch or 940 mm). ...


Personnel

Anchors

Today anchors started out as "Communicators." Creator Pat Weaver envisioned a person whose responsibilities would go beyond the bounds of traditional sit-down news anchors. The Communicator would interview, report, moderate dialogue and generally tie the show together into a coherent whole. Garroway and his successors have all followed that model, with little variation. Today, the hosts are expected to do much the same, and on any given day will talk with correspondents, newsmakers and lifestyle experts; introduce and close each half-hour; conduct special segments (such as cooking or fashion) and go on-assignment to host the program from different locations. Although the "Communicator" nomenclature has since dropped out of favor, the job remains largely the same. The principal anchors/hosts of the show have included:

Barbara Walters became a co-host in 1966, but did not have the official title until 1974. [3] David Cunningham Garroway (July 13, 1913 – July 21, 1982, suicide) was the founding host of NBCs Today from 1952 to 1961, whose easygoing, relaxed and relaxing style belied a battle with depression that may have contributed to the end of his days as a television bigtimer and, in due... 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. ... Barbara Jill Walters[2] (born September 25, 1929) is an American journalist, writer, and media personality who has been a regular fixture on morning television shows (Today and The View), an evening news magazine (20/20), and on The ABC Evening News as the first female evening news anchor. ... Frank McGee (born September 12, 1915 - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA; died April 17, 1974) was a television journalist. ... Jim Hartz (b. ... Thomas John Brokaw (born February 6, 1940 in Webster, South Dakota) is a popular American television journalist, Previously 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. ... Margaret Jane Pauley (born October 31, 1950, in Indianapolis, Indiana) is an American television news anchor and journalist. ... Bryant Charles Gumbel (born September 29, 1948), is an American television personality for news and sports programs. ... Chris Wallace (born October 12, 1947) is an American journalist, currently the host of Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace. ... Deborah Norville (born August 8, 1958 in Dalton, Georgia) is an American television broadcaster and journalist. ... Katherine Anne Katie Couric (born January 7, 1957) is an American media personality who became well-known as co-host of NBCs Today. ... Matthew Todd Lauer (December 30, 1957)[2] is an American television personality, best known as a co-host of NBCs The Today Show (since 1994)[2] after being a news anchor in New York [3] and a local talk-show host in Boston, Philadelphia, Providence, and Richmond. ... Meredith Vieira (born December 30, 1953) is an Emmy Award-winning American television personality, game show hostess and journalist. ...


News anchors

From the show's inception, the idea of providing the latest news has been critical to the function of the program. In that vein, there has always been at least one person on set whose job it is to prepare and deliver newscasts. In 1952, that person was called Today's "news editor" or (informally) "news chief." In modern parlance, the term "newsreader" or "news anchor" is preferred. Under the two-hour format, four newscasts would be delivered, once every half-hour. Now there are only three newscasts, delivered at the top of each hour. Some anchors, including Jim Fleming, Lew Wood, Floyd Kalber and John Palmer, were seasoned journalists before joining the program. Others, including Ann Curry, have used the position to increase their journalistic acumen, at times leaving the newsdesk behind to venture into the field. News anchors have included the following:

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Weather reporters

For the program's first 25 years, weather reports were delivered by the host or newsreader. Dave Garroway would draw the day's weather fronts and areas of precipitation on a big chalkboard map of the United States, based on information gathered earlier in the morning from the U.S. Weather Bureau in Washington, D.C. Subsequent hosts John Chancellor and Hugh Downs dropped the chalkboard weather map concept and instead read a prepared weather summary over a still image of a weather map. When the show went to all-color broadcasts in 1965, weather maps were prepared and projected on a screen behind Frank Blair, who would deliver the forecast immediately after his news summaries. Under the old two-hour format, weather reports would be delivered every half-hour after the newscast. Today, the weather is still given every half-hour, but follows the news only at the top of the hour. The National Weather Service (NWS) is one of the six scientific agencies that make up the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) of the United States government. ...


Roker signals the thirty-second cutaway to local forecasting with the outcue, "That's what's going on around the country, here’s what’s happening in your neck of the woods." (A national summary of temperatures from Roker is shown if no local forecast is available.)


Garroway, Blair and others had no practical experience or academic credentials in meteorology. Today weather reporters have included:

Scott currently appears twice-weekly to continue his tradition of wishing hapy birthday to centenarians, as well as appearing other times as a substitute for Roker. Scott's traditional local cue was "Here's what's happening in your world, even as we speak." Bob Ryan is the Prophet of the Golden Sun, fortold by the Sage Zarmatha in the year 1230 in the Emerald Palace, it was there that Zarmatha gazed into the sphere of Oberona and exclaimed to the Council of 9, Behold, in the year 2010 the chosen meteorologist, Bob Ryan... Willard Herman Scott, Jr. ... Albert Lincoln Al Roker, Jr. ...


Regular panelists

The job of "panelist" has no set definition. Panelist duties can range from conducting interviews to reporting on a number of topics in-studio and in the field. Regular panelists on the program include the following:

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Today Girls

From 1952 to 1964, a notable member of the cast was a woman, often an entertainer, called the Today Girl. Usually, the Today Girl would discuss fashion and lifestyle, cover lighter-fare stories or engage in verbal jousting with Garroway. Estelle Parsons was the first person to hold the job, though her title was "Women's Editor" for the program. Upon her departure in 1955, the Today Girl name was adopted. The last Today Girl was Barbara Walters, who was promoted to co-host alongside Hugh Downs in 1966. No one was chosen to replace her.

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Controversies and transitions

"Memogate"

In 1989, Gumbel wrote a memo to Today Show executive producer Marty Ryan, which was critical of other Today Show personalities. This memo was leaked to the press. In the memo, Gumbel commented that Willard Scott, "holds the show hostage to his assortment of whims, wishes, birthdays and bad taste...This guy is killing us and no one's even trying to rein him in". He commented that Gene Shalit's movie reviews "are often late and his interviews aren't very good."[4] This is a list of television-related events in 1989. ... Willard Herman Scott, Jr. ... Gene Shalit Gene Shalit (born March 25, 1932 in New York City) is the film and book critic on NBCs The Today Show. ...


There was enough negative backlash in regard to Gumbel's comments toward Scott, that Gumbel was shown making up with Scott on The Today Show.[5]


Pauley-Norville

By 1989, Deborah Norville replaced John Palmer at the Today newsdesk and he assumed her previous role on Sunrise. She also began substituting for Tom Brokaw on NBC Nightly News. Shortly after Norville's appointment as Today's news anchor, the decision was made to feature Norville as an unofficial third host. Whereas Palmer had read the news from a desk separate from where Gumbel and Pauley sat, Norville was seated alongside the program's hosts at the opening and closing of every show. Before long, gossip columns and media observers predicted that NBC would remove Jane Pauley from the program and replace her with Norville in an effort to improve the program's recently declining viewership by young women, the demographic most coveted by morning shows. This is a list of television-related events in 1989. ... Thomas John Brokaw (born February 6, 1940 in Webster, South Dakota) is a popular American television journalist, Previously 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 Nightly News is the flagship evening news program for NBC News and broadcasts from the GE Building, Rockefeller Center in New York City. ...


By late 1989, it was announced that 13-year veteran Pauley would leave Today at the end of the year. NBC, as expected, announced that Norville would become co-host. An emotional Norville hugged Pauley on the air after the announcement was made, and many at NBC hoped the negative press generated by Norville's increased presence on the program would end. It did not. Prior to the announcement of Pauley's departure, much of the criticism had focused on Norville's youth and beauty, with many branding her "the other woman" and a "home wrecker," in a reference to what some felt seemed like her intent on "breaking up" the television marriage of Gumbel and Pauley.


Negative press only heightened after the announcement of Pauley's resignation, and Norville was put under a gag order by NBC brass which prevented her from defending herself from the widespread and erroneous reports that she somehow orchestrated her rise on Today. In January 1990, the new anchor team of Bryant Gumbel and Deborah Norville, minus Jane Pauley, debuted with disastrous results. Ratings for the program began to plummet. Critics felt that Gumbel and Norville lacked chemistry and many loyal viewers began turning to rival ABC's Good Morning America (GMA). This article is about the year. ... When TV viewers or entertainment professionals in the United States mention ratings they are often referring to Nielsen Ratings, a system developed by Nielsen Media Research to determine the audience size and composition of television programming. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is an American television network. ... Good Morning America is a weekday morning news show that is broadcast on the ABC television network. ...


By the end of 1990, Today, the longtime dominant program, was officially the second place morning show behind GMA, and most of the blame was pinned on Norville. By the outbreak of The Gulf War in 1991, Norville saw her role as co-host continually minimized. Today aired special editions of the program called America at War, with Gumbel anchoring most of the show alone. It was not uncommon for Norville not to even make an appearance until the two hour show's second half hour. In addition, she was directed not to initiate conversation on the show and only speak when asked a question by Gumbel. Norville left the show for maternity leave in February 1991. It was announced that Katie Couric would substitute co-host during Norville's absence. Ratings for the program rose immediately following Norville's departure and Couric's arrival. The year 1990 in television involved some significant events. ... For other uses, see Iraq war (disambiguation). ... The year 1991 in television involved some significant events. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar. ...


Midway though her maternity leave, Norville was interviewed by People. In the story, she avoided conversation about her recent trouble on Today, and instead focused on her newborn baby boy. She was photographed breastfeeding her son, a seemingly innocuous event, but NBC management was said to be greatly displeased by this, believing the photo to be in poor taste. By April 1991, in light of improved ratings on Today and NBC's displeasure at the People photograph, it was announced that Norville would not return to Today and that Katie Couric had been named the program's co-host. Norville, it was disclosed, would continue to be paid in accordance with her contract, although she would no longer appear on any NBC News programs. Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar. ... NBC News endcap, used from 2002 to present. ...


Rumored Couric-Lauer feud

Beginning in 2004 there were rumors that Katie Couric and Matt Lauer were in the midst of a feud.[citation needed] Reports say that this was due to Katie Couric's prominence, that she was generally perceived as handling the news program, and that she was the only person who could guarantee high ratings for a morning news program. Some reports also stated that Couric became a bit too proud (some say obnoxious) because of this and began to offend co-host Matt Lauer and the rest of the cast. Couric denied these reports, saying that she was rather hurt by them.[citation needed]


Couric leaves, Vieira enters

On Wednesday April 5, 2006, Katie Couric announced on her fifteenth anniversary as co-host of Today that she would leave Today and NBC News at the end of May to become the new anchor and managing editor of the CBS Evening News. Katie Couric's final broadcast was aired on May 31, 2006. The day's show was dedicated to Couric's fifteen years as one of the show's co-hosts, and celebrated her move to the anchor chair at CBS, where she also became a correspondent for the network's Sunday night program 60 Minutes. Couric said during the show, "It's been a pleasure hosting this program, and thank you for fifteen great years." A special video presentation was broadcast, recapping her best moments and news stories on Today during her fifteen years. CBS Evening News is the flagship nightly television news program of the American television network CBS. The network has broadcast this program since 1948, and has used the CBS Evening News title since 1963. ... This article is about the CBS news magazine. ...


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 in September. Lauer and Vieira began co-hosting together on September 13, 2006. This article is about the talk show. ...


On June 1, 2006 (the day after Couric's departure) NBC News announced that for the summer of 2006 Today would move to a temporary outdoor studio as Studio 1A was going through renovations to prepare for high-definition. On that same day, NBC News launched a new advertisement promoting Vieira's arrival. For the summer of 2006, Couric's anchor seat was filled with various hosts, mostly consisting of Campbell Brown, Ann Curry, and Natalie Morales (all of whom were considered candidates to replace Couric), until Vieira took over that fall. is the 152nd day of the year (153rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Australian rules footballer, see Campbell Brown (footballer). ... Ann Curry (born November 19, 1956) is a news anchor on NBCs morning television program Today since May 1997 and host of Dateline NBC since May 2005. ... Natalie Morales on MSNBC Natalie Morales is a correspondent on NBCs Today Show. ...


Lauer's contract has been secured for the future years. He has signed through 2011 and has gotten a sizable salary increase.


Jane Fonda's use of vulgar language

At approximately 8:20 a.m. on February 14, 2008, Jane Fonda used the word "cunt" during a live interview on a segment about The Vagina Monologues. “Well, it wasn’t that I wasn’t a big fan. I hadn’t seen the play. I live in Georgia, okay? I was asked to do a monologue called ‘Cunt,’ and I said ‘I don’t think so, I got enough problems.’” At approximately 8:40 a.m. before a commercial break, Meredith Vieira apologized for the incident. For the Midwest, Mountain, and West Coast feeds, NBC silenced the word and covered Fonda's face with a still photo of her.[6] [7] Parents Television Council President Tim Winter later issued a complaint.[8] is the 45th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... Jane Fonda (born December 21, 1937) is a two-time Academy Award-winning American actress, writer, political activist, former fashion model, and fitness guru. ... Cunt is an English language vulgarism most commonly used in reference to vulva or vagina and, more generally, the pubis, from the mons veneris to the perineum. ... The Vagina Monologues is an Obie Award-winning episodic play written by Eve Ensler which ran at the off-Broadway Westside Theatre after a limited run at HERE Arts Center in 1996. ... Meredith Vieira (born December 30, 1953) is an Emmy Award-winning American television personality, game show hostess and journalist. ... The Parents Television Council (PTC) is a US-based nonprofit organization run and founded by conservative activist L. Brent Bozell III whose stated goal is to promote and restore responsibility to the entertainment industry. ...


Brand extensions

The first brand extension was created in 1982. Early Today was conceived as a lead-in for Today. 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 Today. It was replaced by NBC News at Sunrise anchored by Connie Chung. Brand extension is 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. MSNBC anchors rotate hosting the show. ... An early morning news program produced by NBC News from 1983 to 1999. ... Constance Yu-Hwa Chung Povich (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: Zōng Yùhuá; born August 20, 1946) is an Asian-American journalist who has been part of the cast of several USA television news networks. ...


In 1999, NBC cancelled NBC News at Sunrise and created two brand extensions for Today. One was Early Today (not to be confused with the earlier incarnation). Replacing NBC News at Sunrise, the program originally was produced by CNBC and focused on business and financial news before switching to general news under the same production staff as MSNBC First Look; 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; it was replaced two months later by a third hour of Today. Ann Curry, Natalie Morales and Al Roker currently host the third hour. An early morning news program produced by NBC News from 1983 to 1999. ... Brand extension is 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. MSNBC anchors rotate hosting the show. ... An early morning news program produced by NBC News from 1983 to 1999. ... This article is about CNBC U.S., the business news channel in the U.S.. For other uses, see CNBC (disambiguation). ... For the news website, see msnbc. ... First Look is an early morning news program on MSNBC airing live at 5am. ... This article is about the television network. ... 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. ... A talk show (U.S.) or chat show (Brit. ... Jodi Applegate (born May 2, 1964 in Wheeling, West Virginia) is an American news anchor. ... Florence Agnes Henderson (b. ... http://www. ... When TV viewers or entertainment professionals in the United States mention ratings they are often referring to Nielsen Ratings, a system developed by Nielsen Media Research to determine the audience size and composition of television programming. ... Ann Curry (born November 19, 1956) is a news anchor on NBCs morning television program Today since May 1997 and host of Dateline NBC since May 2005. ... Natalie Morales on MSNBC Natalie Morales is a correspondent on NBCs Today Show. ... Albert Lincoln Al Roker, Jr. ...


Expanding to four hours

On September 10, 2007, NBC expanded the show to four hours, stretching the top-rated and highly profitable show into the late morning. NBC made the formal announcement Wednesday, January 17, at its press tour sessions, confirming a number of reports about the extra hour. The show currently airs from 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. on most stations, although some affiliates may air the fourth hour at another time of the day. Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb currently host the fourth hour. The fourth hour of Today competes with ABC's The View and CBS's The Price is Right in most markets in the Central and Pacific time zones, but most Eastern time stations air it live one hour before those programs. NBC cancelled daytime soap opera Passions (which moved to DirecTV-exclusive channel The 101) to make room for the fourth hour. is the 253rd day of the year (254th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 17th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... VHS box cover of Kathie Lees Rock n Tots Cafe: A Christmas Giff starring Kathie Lee Gifford, copyright 1995 Rock n Tots Joint Venture. ... Hoda Kotb (pronounced KOT-bee) is a television news anchor and correspondent in the United States for NBCs 4th hour on the Today Show with Ann Curry, Tiki Barber. ... This article is about the talk show. ... The Price Is Rights US 36th season logo. ... For other uses, see Passion. ... A standard DirecTV satellite dish with 1 LNB on a roof DirecTV (trademarked as DIRECTV) is a direct broadcast satellite (DBS) service based in El Segundo, California, USA, that was founded in 1994. ... The 101 is the name of DirecTVs in-house channel on its satellite service, available throughout the United States. ...


Music

Today Show host Dave Garroway selected Les Brown's Sentimental Journey as the program's very 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.[9] David Cunningham Garroway (July 13, 1913 – July 21, 1982, suicide) was the founding host of NBCs Today from 1952 to 1961, whose easygoing, relaxed and relaxing style belied a battle with depression that may have contributed to the end of his days as a television bigtimer and, in due... Les Brown, Sr. ... Sentimental Journey is a popular song. ... 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 Sinto Gypsy jazz guitarist. ... Misty is a jazz standard written in 1954 by the pianist Erroll Garner. ... Robert Leo (Bobby) Hackett (January 31, 1915 _ June 7, 1976) was an accomplished jazz musician. ...


Misty served as Today’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.[10] 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. Frank McGee (born September 12, 1915 - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA; died April 17, 1974) was a television journalist. ... Ray Ellis is a music producer, arranger and conductor. ... Day by Day is a popular song. ... Godspell is a 1970 play 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... Thomas John Brokaw (born February 6, 1940 in Webster, South Dakota) is a popular American television journalist, Previously 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. ... Margaret Jane Pauley (born October 31, 1950, in Indianapolis, Indiana) is an American television news anchor and journalist. ...


By 1982, Today 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 Today 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. Bryant Charles Gumbel (born September 29, 1948), is an American television personality for news and sports programs. ...


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 Today: 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. In the late 1980s, Scherzo was played in its entirety multiple times daily during the weather scrolls that ran during local commercial breaks; however, most NBC affiliates preempted these segments with advertising. The new Today 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. For other persons named John Williams, see John Williams (disambiguation). ... The Mission can refer to: The Mission Church (Fellowship), A Student Church/Fellowship in Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas. ... NBC Nightly News logo, with Tom Brokaw at the news desk NBC Nightly News is the flagship evening news program for NBC News. ... Scherzo for Today is a short two-minute piece composed in 1985 by John Williams for use as the closing theme of NBCs The Today Show, and was used until 1990. ...


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.) Today 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. 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. ...


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 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).[11] is the 151st day of the year (152nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For the news website, see msnbc. ... Headliners and Legends is a documentary program on MSNBC. Category: ... is the 256th day of the year (257th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


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.


On June 1, 2006, Today launched a new ad campaign to let people know about their new co-host Meredith Vieira. The "It's a New Day Today" campaign ran up until September 13, when Meredith officially became the new co-host of Today. This theme was also used April 7, 2008 for the intro on the 4th hour to welcome Kathie Lee Gifford. However, many stations continue to use the song to promote their local morning shows that lead in to Today. is the 152nd day of the year (153rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 256th day of the year (257th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... April 7 is the 97th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (98th in leap years). ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ...


Weekend Today

Main article: Weekend Today

The Sunday edition of Today debuted on September 20, 1987. Five years later on August 1, 1992, the Saturday edition debuted expanding the Today schedule to seven days a week. The show is broadcast from Studio 1A in Rockefeller Plaza, the same location as its weekday counterpart. The Sunday broadcast airs for one hour, and the Saturday broadcast for two hours. The Sunday edition originally aired for 90 minutes, but gave up half an hour to an expanded Meet the Press in 1992. 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. NBC airs the Saturday edition from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and the Sunday edition from 8:00 a.m to 9:00 a.m. (both Eastern Time), although many of the network's affiliates air local newscasts in those time slots and carry the network broadcast later in the morning. 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. Most recently, MSNBC correspondent Amy Robach succeeded Campbell Brown, who left NBC for CNN. Weekend Today, is an American morning news and talk show airing weekend mornings on the NBC television network. ... is the 263rd day of the year (264th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year 1987. ... is the 213th day of the year (214th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... 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. ... The Cable News Network, commonly known as CNN, is a major cable television network founded in 1980 by Ted Turner. ...


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.


Current anchors-

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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. The first such expanded edition came on January 20, 1953, with the inauguration of President Dwight D. Eisenhower. 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. is the 20th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      For other uses, see President of the United States (disambiguation). ... Dwight David Eisenhower, born David Dwight Eisenhower (October 14, 1890 – March 28, 1969), nicknamed Ike, was a five-star General in the United States Army and U.S. politician, who served as the thirty-fourth President of the United States (1953–1961). ... The 7 July 2005 London bombings (also called the 7/7 bombings) were a series of coordinated terrorist bomb blasts that hit Londons public transport system during the morning rush hour. ... is the 188th day of the year (189th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Most special editions are introduced as "From NBC News, this is a special edition of Today".


These are just some of the special editions of Today.


1950s

When news of the death of Britain’s King George VI reached New York in the early morning hours of Wednesday, February 6, 1952, the plan for that morning’s show was thrown out and the program instead covered the monarch’s death. George VI (Albert Frederick Arthur George; 14 December 1895 – 6 February 1952) was King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions from 11 December 1936 until his death. ... is the 37th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1952 (MCMLII) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Coverage of Dwight Eisenhower’s inauguration dominated the Tuesday, January 20, 1953, edition. Dave Garroway, Jack Lescoulie, and news anchor Jim Fleming were in Washington for the day’s coverage. NBC correspondent Merrill Mueller demonstrated the network’s first portable Vidicon television camera, employed for the first time that day. David Cunningham Garroway (July 13, 1913 – July 21, 1982, suicide) was the founding host of NBCs Today from 1952 to 1961, whose easygoing, relaxed and relaxing style belied a battle with depression that may have contributed to the end of his days as a television bigtimer and, in due... Jack Lescoulie (b. ...


Today offered long-form coverage of the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom on Tuesday, June 2, 1953. NBC coordinated with the BBC to provide live audio of the ceremonies. Still pictures taken from television screens in London were faxed to the RCA Exhibition Hall studio, where Garroway would show them to viewers. Multiple correspondents from both NBC and the BBC offered commentary and analysis, both in-studio and on location at Westminster Abbey. Coronation coverage began at 5:30 a.m. EDT and concluded at 9:00 a.m. EDT. Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor; born 21 April 1926) is Queen of sixteen sovereign states, holding each crown and title equally. ... For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ... The Collegiate Church of St Peter, Westminster, which is almost always referred to by its original name of Westminster Abbey, is a mainly Gothic church, on the scale of a cathedral (and indeed often mistaken for one), in Westminster, London, just to the west of the Palace of Westminster. ...


The Thursday, July 26, 1956, edition of the show covered the overnight sinking of the Italian ocean liner SS Andrea Doria, which foundered off the coast of Massachusetts. Home-movie film of the aftermath, shot by a passenger, was secured by a Today producer and broadcast on the show. Reporters Paul Cunningham and Dick McCutcheon provided analysis of the collision and subsequent sinking. is the 207th day of the year (208th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... A car from 1956 Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The SS Andrea Doria was an ocean liner for the Italian Line (Società di navigazione Italia) home ported in Genoa, Italy. ...


On Monday, August 20, 1956, Garroway and Lescoulie hosted the show from San Francisco, part of NBC's coverage of the 1956 Democratic National Convention. is the 232nd day of the year (233rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... A car from 1956 Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The 1956 National Convention of the U.S. Democratic Party nominated Adlai E. Stevenson of Illinois for President and Estes Kefauver for Vice President. ...


The week of September 2-6, 1957, Today originated from Toronto, Ontario, Canada, the first time an American network program broadcast from outside the United States for an extended period. This article is about the Canadian province. ...


The entire first hour of the Wednesday, October 2, 1957, edition was dedicated to a discussion of racial issues in America, moderated by Dave Garroway. Guests included American Civil Liberties Union Chairman Ernest Angel, Reverend Theodore Braun, Mississippi Senator James Eastland, and National Urban League director Lester Granger. The hour mixed live discussion and commentary with taped reports from northern and southern cities. is the 275th day of the year (276th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is an American organization consisting of two separate entities: the ACLU Foundation, a non-profit organization that focuses on litigation and communication efforts, and the American Civil Liberties Union which focuses on legislative lobbying and does not have non-profit status. ... For other uses, see James Eastland (disambiguation). ... National Urban League Logo The National Urban League (NUL) is a nonpartisan civil rights organization based in New York City that advocates on behalf of African Americans and against racial discrimination in the United States. ...


The week of April 27-May 1, 1959, Today originated from Paris, France. Garroway and company spent a week in the French capital, focusing on the art, culture, history and politics of France. Brigette Bardot and Charles Van Doren appeared on the show. In the days before satellite communications, the Paris shows could not be broadcast live in the United States. Each day's edition was filmed in advance, developed, edited and flown back to New York to be shown the next morning. Both the Paris 1959 and Rome 1960 remotes were broadcast in this manner. is the 117th day of the year (118th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 121st day of the year (122nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the capital of France. ... Brigitte Bardot Brigitte Bardot (born September 28, 1934) is a French actress and model, daughter of an industrialist. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


The September 19, 1959, edition of the show was dedicated to an in-depth examination of the life and politics of Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev, tied to Krushchev's visit to the United States that week. Guests included reporters Martin Agronsky and Harrison Salisbury, along with George Allen, then-director of the U.S. Office of Information. is the 262nd day of the year (263rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Khrushchev redirects here. ...


1960s

The eighth anniversary show, broadcast on Thursday, January 14, 1960, was taped entirely in Washington, D.C. Garroway and company visited the Library of Congress. Garroway interviewed then-Senator Everett Dirksen and Speaker of the House Sam Rayburn. The cast toured the Supreme Court building and the White House, and Garroway delivered a commentary on the history of the White House while standing in front of the building. is the 14th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Everett McKinley Dirksen Everett McKinley Dirksen (January 4, 1896 – September 7, 1969) was a Republican U.S. Congressman and Senator from Illinois. ... The term Speaker is usually the title given to the presiding officer of a countrys lower house of parliament or congress (ie: the House of Commons or House of Representatives). ... For the current professional American football player, see Sam Rayburn (football player). ... For other uses, see White House (disambiguation). ...


In the last week of April 1960, Today traveled to Rome, Italy. The Spanish Steps and the Coliseum were toured. Garroway interviewed actor Peter Ustinov, and examples of the culture and society of Italy were demonstrated. For other uses, see Rome (disambiguation). ... Sir Peter Alexander Ustinov, CBE (IPA: ; April 16, 1921 – March 28, 2004), born Peter Alexander Baron von Ustinov, was an Academy Award-winning English actor, writer, dramatist and raconteur of French, Italian, Swiss, Russian, German and Ethiopian ancestry. ...


On November 23, 1963, Today aired a special three-hour Saturday program recapping the assassination of President 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." is the 327th day of the year (328th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see 1963 (disambiguation). ... Kennedy Assassination redirects here. ... 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. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ...


The morning of February 22, 1965, saw a special expanded edition covering the assassination of Malcolm X the day before. Today ran coverage until 11:00 a.m. is the 53rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ... Malcolm X, born Malcolm Little, also known as Detroit Red and Al-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz (Omaha, Nebraska, May 19, 1925 – February 21, 1965 in New York City) was a Muslim Minister and National Spokesman for the Nation of Islam. ...


Following the launch of NASA's Early Bird satellite on May 3, 1965, Today cast and crew traveled to Europe for a special live broadcast of the show. Host Hugh Downs was stationed at Westminster Abbey in London, Barbara Walters was in Paris, Jack Lescoulie was in Amsterdam and Frank Blair reported from the steps of the U.S. Capitol in Washington. Pope Paul VI read a message live from the Vatican, marveling at the communications now possible between nations For other uses, see NASA (disambiguation). ... INTELSAT I Early Bird Intelsat I (nicknamed Early Bird for the proverb The early bird catches the worm) was the first commercial communications satellite to be placed in geosynchronous orbit, on April 6, 1965. ... is the 123rd day of the year (124th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... United States Capitol The United States Capitol is the building which serves as home for the legislative branch of the United States government. ... This article cites very few or no references or sources. ...


The April 5, 1968 edition of the program covered the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. the day before, Today expanded until 10:00 a.m. is the 95th day of the year (96th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Thursday morning, June 6, 1968, saw a special edition continuing NBC's overnight coverage of the assassination of Senator Robert F. Kennedy. Today coverage ran until 10:00 a.m. EDT. Robert Kennedy The assassination of Robert F. Kennedy, a United States Senator and brother of assassinated President John F. Kennedy, took place shortly after midnight on June 5, 1968. ...


1970s

October 15, 1971, saw an expanded edition of the show, broadcast live from Persepolis, Iran. The show commemorated the 2,500th anniversary of the Persian Empire. The program ran until 10:00 a.m. EDT. is the 288th day of the year (289th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the ancient city. ...


On January 24, 1973, Today expanded to 3 hours and broadcast from Washington as Frank McGee and Barbara Walters reported on the latest developments in the cease-fire agreement to end the U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War, as President Richard Nixon gave a speech to reach the agreement the night before. They also reported on the preparations in Washington for the state funeral of former president Lyndon B. Johnson, whose body was flown to Washington from Texas that morning. The following day, Today expanded and broadcast from Washington in order to allow McGee and Walters to anchor live coverage of the state funeral for President Johnson. At 10:00 a.m., EST, the Today portion of coverage ended, with newscaster David Brinkley in Washington taking over from that point until the conclusion of the ceremony and analysis. McGee said before the handover, "This concludes a special extended edition of Today 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." is the 24th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... Frank McGee (born September 12, 1915 - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA; died April 17, 1974) was a television journalist. ... Barbara Jill Walters[2] (born September 25, 1929) is an American journalist, writer, and media personality who has been a regular fixture on morning television shows (Today and The View), an evening news magazine (20/20), and on The ABC Evening News as the first female evening news anchor. ... Combatants Republic of Vietnam United States Republic of Korea Thailand Australia New Zealand The Philippines National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam Democratic Republic of Vietnam People’s Republic of China Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea Strength US 1,000,000 South Korea 300,000 Australia 48,000... Nixon redirects here. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... LBJ redirects here. ... Metronome, a public art installation showing the time in New York City The Eastern Time Zone (ET) 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 a popular American television newscaster for two different USA television networks, NBC, and later, ABC. From 1956 through 1970 he co-anchored NBCs top rated nightly news program, The Huntley–Brinkley Report with Chet Huntley. ...


On August 9, 1974, Today was expanded to 5 hours and broadcast from Washington to cover the resignation of President Richard Nixon. NBC News correspondent Douglas Kiker provided live commentary during Nixon's final speech from the White House and the family's departure via helicopter to California that morning. As with the funeral for President Johnson a year earlier, the main division of NBC News took over coverage from Today about thirty minutes or so before Gerald Ford took the oath of office, with then-Nightly News anchor John Chancellor and then-correspondent Ron Nessen commenting. is the 221st day of the year (222nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... Nixon redirects here. ... Douglas Kiker ( 1930- August 14, 1991) was a TV journalist for NBC News. ... For other persons named Gerald Ford, see Gerald Ford (disambiguation). ... Chancellor (left), with David Brinkley, in a 1976 ad for the NBC Radio network. ... Ron Nessen (born May 25, 1934) was a press secretary for President Gerald Ford from 1974 to 1977. ...


A special three-hour edition on July 15, 1975 covered the launch of Souyz 19. The Soyuz launch, a part of the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project, was the first Soviet launch ever telecast, a first for American television. Jim Hartz and Barbara Walters anchored. is the 196th day of the year (197th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Apollo-Soyuz Test Project was the first joint flight of the U.S. and Soviet space programs. ...


1980s

The show airing on December 9, 1980 was a special edition from New York as co-anchors Tom Brokaw and Jane Pauley covered the assassination of singer/songwriter and former Beatle John Lennon the night before. Multiple NBC News correspondents reported from The Dakota building in which reporters reported on Lennon's assassination, and the reaction of the shooting by his wife Yoko Ono. is the 343rd day of the year (344th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ...


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. Brokaw and Pauley anchored. is the 90th day of the year (91st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... AUGUST 25 1981 US Marine Sean Vance is Born on the 25th of August {ear nav|1981}} Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... Reagan redirects here. ...


On May 14, 1981, Tom Brokaw was stationed in St. Peter's Square in Rome to cover the assassination attempt on Pope John Paul II the previous day. is the 134th day of the year (135th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... AUGUST 25 1981 US Marine Sean Vance is Born on the 25th of August {ear nav|1981}} Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... Berninis piazza was extended by the Via della Conciliazione, Mussolinis grand avenue of approach. ... John Paul II (Latin: , Italian: , Polish: ) born   IPA: ; 18 May 1920 – 2 April 2005) reigned as the 264th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church and Sovereign of the State of the Vatican City from 16 October 1978, until his death, almost 27 years later. ...


On July 29, 1981, the program originated from London with Tom Brokaw and Jane Pauley commenting on the wedding of Prince Charles and Princess Diana. Additional analysis was provided by Tina Brown. is the 210th day of the year (211th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... AUGUST 25 1981 US Marine Sean Vance is Born on the 25th of August {ear nav|1981}} Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Prince Charles may refer to: Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, current heir-apparent to the British throne Any of the previous British royals named Charles, Prince of Wales The former Belgian regent, Prince Charles of Belgium This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might... Diana Spencer redirects here. ... Tina Brown (born Christina Hambley Brown on November 21, 1953, in Maidenhead, England) is a British-born American magazine editor, columnist, and talk-show host. ...


Just before the 7:24 a.m. station break on the morning of October 6, 1981, word reached NBC of the shooting of Egyptian president Anwar Sadat. Tom Brokaw announced what was known at the time, then threw to the commercial break. Upon returning at 7:30, Brokaw began what turned out to be eight-and-a-half hours of coverage--a Today record. NBC's Cairo bureau chief Art Kent provided live telephone reports, as Egyptian television stations ceased broadcast in the chaotic aftermath of the shooting. In studio and over the phone, Brokaw interviewed experts on the Middle East, foreign policy and international relations until 3:00 p.m., Eastern Time. is the 279th day of the year (280th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Muhammad Anwar Al-Sadat (محمد أنورالسادات in Arabic) (December 25, 1918 – October 6, 1981) was an Egyptian politician and served as the third President of Egypt from September 28, 1970 until his assassination on October 6, 1981. ... For other uses, see Cairo (disambiguation). ...


The Today staff received news of the death of Soviet President Leonid Brezhnev on Thursday, November 11, 1982. Already planning an extended broadcast in order to cover a space shuttle launch, the program stayed with both stories, providing frequent updates until noon Eastern Time. Brezhnev redirects here. ... is the 315th day of the year (316th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ...


The week of May 20 to 24, 1985, Gumbel, Pauley and Scott took the show on the rails. The "Today Express" was a specially-outfitted passenger train that took the cast and crew to special broadcasts in Houston, New Orleans, Memphis, Indianapolis and Cincinnati. Houston redirects here. ... New Orleans is the largest city in the state of Louisiana, United States of America. ... For other uses, see Memphis (disambiguation). ... The Indianapolis skyline Indianapolis is the capital of the U.S. state of Indiana. ... Cincinnati, Ohio viewed from the SW, across the Ohio River from Kentucky. ...


August 19, 1985, brought Today back to its streetside roots with "Today at Night," a special primetime broadcast from the Channel Gardens at Rockefeller Center. Guests for the nighttime broadcast included then-House Speaker Tip O'Neill, and Don Johnson and Philip Michael Thomas of Miami Vice. is the 231st day of the year (232nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... Thomas Phillip ONeill, Jr. ... For other persons named Don Johnson, see Don Johnson (disambiguation). ... Philip Michael Thomas (May 26, 1949 in Columbus, Ohio) is an American actor. ... For the 2006 movie, see Miami Vice (film). ...


On Wednesday morning, January 29, 1986, a special edition covered the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster the previous day. Former astronauts David Scott and Alan Bean, former Flight Director Gerry Griffin and Senators Jake Garn and Pete Domenici were among the guests providing analysis and commentary on the tragedy. is the 29th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... For further information about Challengers mission and crew, see STS-51-L. The iconic image of Space Shuttle Challengers smoke plume after its breakup 73 seconds after launch. ... David Scotts Apollo 15 training space suit on display in the Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC. Colonel David Randolph Scott (born June 6, 1932), a former NASA astronaut, was one of the third group of astronauts named by NASA in October 1963 and is one of only twelve... Alan LaVern Bean (born March 15, 1932 in Wheeler, Texas) is a former NASA Astronaut. ... Edwin Jacob Garn (born October 12, 1932) is an American politician, a member of the Republican Party, and served as a U.S. Senator representing Utah from 1974 to 1993. ... Pietro Pete Vichi Domenici (born May 7, 1932) is a powerful Republican United States senator from New Mexico. ...


On October 18, 1989, a special edition covered the Loma Prieta earthquake the day before. is the 291st day of the year (292nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... The Loma Prieta earthquake was a major earthquake that struck the San Francisco Bay Area of California on October 17, 1989 at 5:04 p. ...


1990s

The show airing on April 20, 1995 was a special edition covering the Oklahoma City bombing the day before with Bryant Gumbel reporting from Oklahoma City. is the 110th day of the year (111th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... The Oklahoma City bombing was a domestic terrorist attack on April 19, 1995 aimed at the U.S. government in which the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building was bombed in an office complex in downtown Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. ... Downtown Oklahoma City The State Capitol of Oklahoma From The South Motto: Nickname: Capital of the New Century Founded 1889 Incorporated County Oklahoma County Cleveland County Canadian County Borough {{{borough}}} Parrish {{{parrish}}} Mayor Mick Cornett Area  - Total  - Water 1,608. ...


The show airing on January 3, 1997 was a celebration of Bryant Gumbel's run on the program, the day before the 15th anniversary of his debut on January 4, 1982. is the 3rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Bryant Charles Gumbel (born September 29, 1948), is an American television personality for news and sports programs. ... is the 4th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ...


On September 6, 1997, the show was expanded in order to cover the funeral of Princess Diana. Matt Lauer anchored from Studio 1A in New York, while Katie Couric and Tom Brokaw anchored from Westminster Abbey in Britain. At 10:00 am, Brokaw took over coverage from inside Westminster Abbey. is the 249th day of the year (250th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ...


The show airing on April 21, 1999, covered the Columbine High School Massacre with Matt Lauer in Studio 1A In Rockefeller Center in New York, and Katie Couric in Littleton, Colorado. is the 111th day of the year (112th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events of 2008: (EMILY) Me Lesley and MIley are going to China! This article is about the year. ... The Columbine High School massacre occurred on Tuesday, April 20, 1999, at Columbine High School in unincorporated Jefferson County, Colorado (the CDP of Columbine) near Denver and Littleton. ... Wikinews has related news: Interview with U.S. Republican Presidential candidate Tom Tancredo The City of Littleton is a Home Rule Municipality in Arapahoe County, Jefferson County, and Douglas County in the U.S. state of Colorado. ...


2000s

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. is the 312th day of the year (313th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... The United States presidential election of 2000 was a contest between the Democratic candidate Al Gore versus the Republican candidate of George W. Bush. ...


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 reported as an accident. When United 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. MSNBC did it again on September 11, 2007. For other uses, see World Trade Center (disambiguation). ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... is the 254th day of the year (255th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... Metronome, a public art installation showing the time in New York City The Eastern Time Zone (ET) 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. ... Flight 175 as it hits second tower. ... This article is about the United States military building. ... Thomas John Brokaw (born February 6, 1940 in Webster, South Dakota) is a popular American television journalist, Previously 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. ... Metronome, a public art installation showing the time in New York City The Eastern Time Zone (ET) of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of Northern America and the west coast of South America. ... ... Metronome, a public art installation showing the time in New York City The Eastern Time Zone (ET) of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of Northern America and the west coast of South America. ... 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. ... Andrea Mitchell Andrea Mitchell (born October 30, 1946) is an American journalist, television commentator, and writer. ... Squalltoonix (born March 6, 1926 in New York City) is an American economist and was Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve of the United States from 1987 to 2006. ... NBC Nightly News is the flagship evening news program for NBC News and broadcasts from the GE Building, Rockefeller Center in New York City. ... 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. ... is the 254th day of the year (255th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For the news website, see msnbc. ... is the 254th day of the year (255th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...


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. is the 14th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ...


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. is the 254th day of the year (255th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... 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...


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 is the 99th day of the year (100th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Metronome, a public art installation showing the time in New York City The Eastern Time Zone (ET) of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of Northern America and the west coast of South America. ... Lester Holt, wearing a red apron, cooking on Weekend Today. ... Katherine Anne Katie Couric (born January 7, 1957) is an American media personality who became well-known as co-host of NBCs Today. ... Matthew Todd Lauer (December 30, 1957)[2] is an American television personality, best known as a co-host of NBCs The Today Show (since 1994)[2] after being a news anchor in New York [3] and a local talk-show host in Boston, Philadelphia, Providence, and Richmond. ... Thomas John Brokaw (born February 6, 1940 in Webster, South Dakota) is a popular American television journalist, Previously 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 endcap, used from 2002 to present. ... 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, Katie Couric and Matt 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 of the Pope's death, 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 was officially dead. 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. ... is the 92nd day of the year (93rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Australian rules footballer, see Campbell Brown (footballer). ... This article is about the American journalist. ...


Today 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 program began at seven a.m. EDT as usual, but then went live in all time zones until one p.m. EDT, instead of the usual tape-delay format. 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. 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... London, England, July 7, 2005. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... is the 188th day of the year (189th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


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. This article is about the Atlantic hurricane of 2005. ... Lester Holt, wearing a red apron, cooking on Weekend Today. ...


The show airing on May 31, 2006 was a three-hour long celebration of Katie Couric's run on the show. is the 151st day of the year (152nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


On July 12, 2006, Matt Lauer traveled to St. Petersburg, Russia, airing his interview with Russian President, Vladimir Putin. is the 193rd day of the year (194th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Saint Petersburg (Russian: Санкт-Петербу́рг, English transliteration: Sankt-Peterburg), colloquially known as Питер (transliterated Piter), formerly known as Leningrad (Ленингра́д, 1924–1991) and Petrograd (Петрогра́д, 1914–1924), is a city located in Northwestern Russia on the delta of the river Neva at the east end of the Gulf of Finland...


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. is the 222nd day of the year (223rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... Metronome, a public art installation showing the time in New York City The Eastern Time Zone (ET) 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. ... For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the forty-third and current President of the United States of America, originally inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... For the current aircraft, see Boeing VC-25. ...


On Tuesday, August 29, 2006, Today marked the first anniversary of Hurricane Katrina's landfall. Matt Lauer and Ann Curry 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. is the 241st day of the year (242nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the Atlantic hurricane of 2005. ... NBC News endcap, used from 2002 to present. ... New Orleans is the largest city in the state of Louisiana, United States of America. ... fuck you // Fuck you Fuck you fuck you Fuck you Fuck you Fuck you Fuck you Fuck you Fuck you Fuck you Fuck you btw Mister Nagin, don`t be angry. ... 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 Laura Welch on November 4, 1946 in Midland, Texas) is the wife of the forty-third and current President of the United States George W. Bush, murderess, and 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 8:25 a.m. EDT to give detailed coverage of the observance at Ground Zero, anchored by Chuck Scarborough, as they have done every year. is the 254th day of the year (255th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Main Street in Shanksville. ... For broadcast stations that previously used the WNBC call sign, see WNBC (disambiguation). ... Chuck Scarborough on WNBC-TVs 11pm newscast in 2005. ...


Wednesday morning, September 13, 2006, Today and NBC News welcomed new co-host Meredith Vieira. is the 256th day of the year (257th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Meredith Vieira (born December 30, 1953) is an Emmy Award-winning American television personality, game show hostess and journalist. ...


The show airing on January 2, 2007 covered the funeral of former president Gerald Ford with Meredith Vieira in Studio 1A in Rockefeller Plaza in New York and Matt Lauer in Washington and was cut to two hours to allow Brian Williams to assume coverage also from Washington. is the 2nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Betty Ford kneels in prayer at the casket of her late husband, Gerald Ford, as he lies in state. ... This article is about the American journalist. ...


The April 17 and 18, 2007, editions of the show covered the Virginia Tech massacre with Matt Lauer and Meredith Vieira reporting live on the campus of Virginia Tech. Tuesday's show ran for at least four hours, until 11 a.m. EDT. is the 107th day of the year (108th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Virginia Tech massacre was a school shooting consisting of two separate attacks approximately two hours apart on April 16, 2007, which took place on the campus of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) in Blacksburg, Virginia. ... Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, better known as Virginia Tech, is a public land grant polytechnic university in Blacksburg, Virginia, U.S. Although it is a comprehensive university with many departments, the agriculture, engineering, architecture, forestry, and veterinary medicine programs from its historical polytechnic core are still considered to...


On September 10, 2007, Today ran its premiere of the 4th hour with anchor Ann Curry and correspondents Natalie Morales, Hoda Kotb, and Tiki Barber. is the 253rd day of the year (254th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Ann Curry (born November 19, 1956) is a news anchor on NBCs morning television program Today since May 1997 and host of Dateline NBC since May 2005. ... Natalie Morales on MSNBC Natalie Morales is a correspondent on NBCs Today Show. ... Hoda Kotb (pronounced KOT-bee) is a television news anchor and correspondent in the United States for NBCs 4th hour on the Today Show with Ann Curry, Tiki Barber. ... Atiim Kiambu Hakeem-ah Tiki Barber (born April 7, 1975 in Roanoke, Virginia) is a news and sports broadcaster, author, and former American football running back for the New York Giants. ...


From November 5 to 9, 2007, Today launched a miniseries of unprecedented broadcasts. "Today Goes to the Ends of the Earth" was a broadcast in which Matt Lauer reported from the Arctic Circle, Al Roker reported from the Equator and Ann Curry reported from McMurdo Station in Antarctica and on November 9 from the South Pole via videotape. Meredith Vieira tied the segments together, anchoring live from Studio 1-A. The effort was designed to highlight the causes and effects of global warming as a part of NBC Universal's "Green is Universal" campaign. Matthew Todd Lauer (December 30, 1957)[2] is an American television personality, best known as a co-host of NBCs The Today Show (since 1994)[2] after being a news anchor in New York [3] and a local talk-show host in Boston, Philadelphia, Providence, and Richmond. ... For the fast food restaurant chain, see Arctic Circle Restaurants. ... Albert Lincoln Al Roker, Jr. ... World map showing the equator in red For other uses, see Equator (disambiguation). ... Ann Curry (born November 19, 1956) is a news anchor on NBCs morning television program Today since May 1997 and host of Dateline NBC since May 2005. ... McMurdo Station from Observation Hill. ... is the 313th day of the year (314th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see South Pole (disambiguation). ... Meredith Vieira (born December 30, 1953) is an Emmy Award-winning American television personality, game show hostess and journalist. ... NBC Universal is a media and entertainment conglomerate formed in May 2004 by the combination of General Electrics NBC with Vivendi Universal Entertainment, part of Vivendi Universal. ...


On Tuesday, November 20, 2007, a split edition billed as a "Thanksgiving Travel Countdown" placed Meredith Vieira at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, the nation's busiest. Other correspondents reported Chicago O'Hare International Airport and LaGuardia Airport. Matt Lauer remained in Studio 1-A. is the 324th day of the year (325th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (IATA: ATL, ICAO: KATL) is located in the Atlanta, Georgia, USA metropolitan area, and is the busiest airport (in terms of passengers enplaned and deplaned) in the world, with Chicagos OHare as a rival. ... This article is about the state capital of Georgia. ... OHare International Airport (IATA:ORD, ICAO:KORD) is an airport located in Chicago, Illinois, 17 miles (27 km) northwest of the Chicago Loop. ... LaGuardia Airport (IATA: LGA, ICAO: KLGA, FAA LID: LGA) (pronounced ) is an airport serving New York City, New York, United States, located on the waterfront of Flushing Bay, and borders the neighborhoods of Astoria, Jackson Heights and East Elmhurst in the borough of Queens. ...


On Tuesday, January 29, 2008, a special split edition live from London with Meredith Vieira anchoring from outside Buckingham Palace. She had an exclusive interview with Prince Andrew featuring updates on the British Royal Family. is the 29th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... HRH The Duke of York His Royal Highness The Prince Andrew, Duke of York, (Andrew Albert Christian Edward Mountbatten-Windsor, formerly Windsor), styled HRH The Duke of York (born February 19, 1960), is a member of the British Royal Family, the third child and second son of Queen Elizabeth II...


On February 4 and February 5, Today covered the Super Tuesday primaries and caucuses with Matt Lauer, Meredith Vieira, Andrea Mitchell covering the Democratic side, and David Gregory covering the Republican side. Anchors were sent out to the big states, like California and Arizona. is the 35th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 36th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Andrea Mitchell Andrea Mitchell (born October 30, 1946) is an American journalist, television commentator, and writer. ... David Gregory (born August 24, 1970) is currently the NBC News Chief White House Correspondent, a job he has held since February, 2001. ...


On February 12, 2008, Meredith Viera and Al Roker were both live at Georgia Aquarium. They gave reported on information covering the aquarium and had reports on the fish and, how the crew feeds them and keep them healthy. This special edition was a split edition with Matt Lauer live in Studio 1-A. is the 43rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... The Georgia Aquarium, located in Atlanta, Georgia at Pemberton Place, is billed as the worlds largest aquarium with more than 8 million US gallons (30,000 m³; 30,000,000 liters) of marine and fresh water, 1. ...


On February 21 and February 22, The Today show left Studio 1A and start a two-day special called "Today Takes a Winter Break". On the first day, Lauer, Vieira, Curry and Roker broadcasted from Sugarbush Resort in Warren, Vermont. On the last day, the anchors broadcasted from South Beach in Miami, Florida. is the 52nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 53rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Sugarbush Resort is a ski resort located in the Mad River Valley in Warren, Vermont. ... Warren, Vermont Warren is a town located in Washington County, Vermont. ... South Beach A portion of the southern part of the South Beach skyline as seen from Biscayne Bay. ... Miami redirects here. ...


On the April 7, 2008 edition of the program, Today and NBC welcomed Kathie Lee Gifford to the show. She will host the 4th hour of the show with Hoda Kotb. Natalie Morales and Ann Curry will appear more during the first 3 hours. April 7 is the 97th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (98th in leap years). ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... VHS box cover of Kathie Lees Rock n Tots Cafe: A Christmas Giff starring Kathie Lee Gifford, copyright 1995 Rock n Tots Joint Venture. ... Hoda Kotb (pronounced KOT-bee) is a television news anchor and correspondent in the United States for NBCs 4th hour on the Today Show with Ann Curry, Tiki Barber. ... Natalie Morales on MSNBC Natalie Morales is a correspondent on NBCs Today Show. ... Ann Curry (born November 19, 1956) is a news anchor on NBCs morning television program Today since May 1997 and host of Dateline NBC since May 2005. ...


On Wednesday, April 16, 2008, and Saturday, April 19, 2008, special editions of Today featured Pope Benedict XVI's visit to the United States, billed as "The Pope Visits the USA." On April 16, the pontiff's 81st birthday, Today had a special split-edition. Meredith Vieira stayed in Studio 1A in New York and Matt Lauer hosted the show from the south lawn of the White House to cover the pope's meeting with President George W. Bush. On April 19, Benedict's third anniversary as pope, Weekend Today anchors Lester Holt and Jenna Wolfe moved outside to Rockefeller Center to cover the first papal mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City for the first half hour. is the 106th day of the year (107th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 109th day of the year (110th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... Papal Arms of Pope Benedict XVI. The papal tiara was replaced with a bishops mitre, and pallium of the Pope was added beneath the coat of arms. ... is the 106th day of the year (107th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see White House (disambiguation). ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the forty-third and current President of the United States of America, originally inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... is the 109th day of the year (110th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Lester Holt, wearing a red apron, cooking on Weekend Today. ... Jenna Wolfe on WABC-TV in 2007. ... Rockefeller Center is a complex of 19 commercial buildings covering 22 acres between 48th and 51st Streets in New York City. ... Several cathedrals are named after Saint Patrick. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ...


On Tuesday, April 22, 2008, a special edition of the third hour of Today was co-hosted by First Lady Laura Bush, the first time a first lady hosted a morning news program. is the 112th day of the year (113th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... Laura Lane Welch Bush (born Laura Welch on November 4, 1946 in Midland, Texas) is the wife of the forty-third and current President of the United States George W. Bush, murderess, and current First Lady of the United States. ...


On Saturday, May 10, 2008, Weekend Today featured a special split edition coveing the wedding of Jenna Bush at the President's ranch outside Crawford, Texas. Co-anchor Lester Holt remained in Studio 1A, while Amy Robach covered the wedding from Texas. is the 130th day of the year (131st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... Jenna Welch Bush (born November 25, 1981 in Dallas, Texas)[1] is an author and school teacher who is the daughter of U.S. President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush as well as the fraternal twin of Barbara Pierce Bush. ... Crawford is a Waco suburb located in western McLennan County, Texas. ... Amy Robach (born 1973 in Michigan) is an anchor at MSNBC. She joined the network in 2003 from WTTG-TV in Washington, D.C. In addition to her hosting duties as the 1pm ET anchor for MSNBC Live Wednesday-Friday, Robach is an alternating co-host of Weekend Today, with...


On Saturday, June 14, 2008, Matt Lauer and Tom Brokaw anchored a special edition of "Today" entitled "Remembering Tim Russert", following the death of the Meet the Press moderator and NBC Washington Bureau Chief the previous day. Andrea Mitchell, David Gregory, Pete Williams, Lisa Myers, Face the Nation host Bob Schieffer, This Week host George Stephanopoulos, and Vice President Dick Cheney, among others, appeared on "Today" and gave tributes to Russert and shared stories of his life and career. On Wednesday, June 18, Lauer, Meredith Vieira, Ann Curry, and Al Roker were in Washington and broadcast from the network's Washington bureau, as they would be attending the funeral and memorial service for Russert, while Natalie Morales remained in Studio 1A and took over at the 8:30 a.m. half hour, along with Amy Robach. is the 165th day of the year (166th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... Matthew Todd Lauer (December 30, 1957)[2] is an American television personality, best known as a co-host of NBCs The Today Show (since 1994)[2] after being a news anchor in New York [3] and a local talk-show host in Boston, Philadelphia, Providence, and Richmond. ... Thomas John Brokaw (born February 6, 1940 in Webster, South Dakota) is a popular American television journalist, Previously 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. ... 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. ... Andrea Mitchell Andrea Mitchell (born October 30, 1946) is an American journalist, television commentator, and writer. ... David Gregory (June 3, 1659—October 10, 1708) was a Savilian Professor of astronomy at Oxford and a commentator on Isaac Newtons Principia. ... Pete Williams as Assistant Secretary of Defense at a press briefing, 1991. ... Lisa Myers is Senior Investigative Correspondent for NBC Nightly News. ... Face The Nation logo, used until 2002. ... Bob Schieffer Bob Lloyd Schieffer (born February 25, 1937 in Austin, Texas) is an American journalist who has been with CBS News since 1969, serving 23 years as anchor on the Saturday edition of CBS Evening News from 1973-1996; chief Washington correspondent since 1982, moderator of the Sunday public... This Week is one of the American Sunday-morning interview shows. ... George Stephanopoulos (born February 10, 1961) is an American broadcaster and political adviser. ... A vice president is an officer in government or business who is next in rank below a president. ... Richard Bruce Dick Cheney (born January 30, 1941), is the 46th and current Vice President of the United States, serving under President George W. Bush. ... is the 169th day of the year (170th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Albert Lincoln Al Roker, Jr. ...


Traditional special editions

Every Thanksgiving Day (since 2000), 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 and fourth hours. During the two hours Today is on the air, Lester Holt and Ann Curry host Today from Studio 1A as the Today crew prepare to host the parade. For the Canadian holiday, see Thanksgiving (Canada). ... Macys Day Parade redirects here. ...


During coverage of presidential inaugurations or other major events scheduled in Washington, D.C., the show broadcasts either from NBC's Capitol Hill studios on 400 North Capitol St. or from NBC's Washington bureau. Inauguration Day 2005 of President George W. Bush on the west steps of the U.S. Capitol. ...


When special events such as award shows take place in Los Angeles, one or more anchors will host the show from NBC's Los Angeles bureau. For example on February 26, 2007, Al Roker reported live from outside the Kodak Theater the day after the Academy Awards. Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... The Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. ...


Ratings

Week of March 18, 2008 [12]

  • Today: 5,600,000 viewers
  • Good Morning America (GMA): 4,400,000 viewers
  • The Early Show (TES): 2,700,000 viewers

Week of September 11, 2006

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

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 Today. Orbit News is a 24 hour satellite and cable channel offering American news programming to viewers abroad, primarily geared towards an Arab audience. ...


In Australia, NBC Today airs 4:00-6:00am Tuesday to Saturday on the Seven network. Sunday's edition is broadcast at 4:10 a.m. Mondays, followed by Meet The Press. The program is condensed into a two-hour broadcast, with no local news inserted, however since April 2008 a news ticker (which later appears on Sunrise has appeared at the bottom of the screen. A national weather map of Australia is inserted during cut-aways to local affiliates for weather. Today is pre-empted by paid programming on regional Seven affiliates Prime and Golden West Network. The top three U.S. breakfast programs air simultaneously on Australian television with the CBS Early Show airing on Network Ten and Good Morning America on Nine. The Seven Network is an Australian television network, owned by the Seven Media Group. ... 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. ... For the British television program, see Sky News Sunrise. ... 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. ... Golden West Network (GWN) is the Seven Network affiliate in Western Australia, servicing all areas except metropolitan Perth in competition with WIN Television WA. There are two services that GWN operates: Normal terrestrial television, and A free-to-air satellite service, broadcasting to remote areas that can’t receive television... The Early Show is an American television morning news talk show broadcast by CBS from New York City, 7 to 9 a. ... Network Ten, or Channel Ten, is one of Australias three major commercial television networks. ... Good Morning America is a weekday morning news show that is broadcast on the ABC television network. ... The Nine Network, or Channel Nine, is an Australian television network based in Willoughby, a suburb on the North Shore of Sydney. ...


Today is also shown in the Philippines on 2nd Avenue on RJTV with the weekday editions immediately airing after Early Today, which airs at 7.00 local time Tuesdays to Saturdays. Weekend Today airs Sundays and Mondays at 7.00 local time. Image:Etc2ndavenue2007. ...


In the United Kingdom and across Europe, Today originally aired on Sky News between 1989 and 1993, and from 1993 and 1998 on NBC Europe. The show was initially aired live in the afternoons until 1995, when it was delayed until the next morning. For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... Sky News is a 24-hour British domestic and international television news channel that started broadcasting on 5 February 1989 as part of the then four-channel Sky Television service, as well as a hourly news radio service in the UK. Broadcast of a 24-hour radio service is due... NBC Europe (formerly The Super Channel and NBC Super Channel) was a satellite television channel based in the United Kingdom that broadcast across Europe. ...


See also

NBC News endcap, used from 2002 to present. ... Weekend Today, is an American morning news and talk show airing weekend mornings on the NBC television network. ... Early Today is the early morning news program on NBC. MSNBC anchors rotate hosting the show. ... Where in the World is Matt Lauer? is a segment on NBCs Today show, which features co-host Matt Lauer traveling the world to various locations within one week. ... Good Morning America is a weekday morning news show that is broadcast on the ABC television network. ... The Early Show is an American television morning news talk show broadcast by CBS from New York City, 7 to 9 a. ... This article is about the concept of breakfast television in general. ...

References

  1. ^ A New Dawn for 'Today’ - 8/21/2006 - Broadcasting & Cable
  2. ^ Barbara Walters Bio (html). abc.com (2006). Retrieved on 2006-09-05.
  3. ^ Barbara Walters Bio (html). abc.com (2006). Retrieved on 2006-09-05.
  4. ^ Monica Collins, "Memo to NBC: We Love Scott", USA Today, March 1, 1989.
  5. ^ Brian Donlon, "On Today, it's kiss and make up", USA Today, March 14, 1989.
  6. ^ Redlasso - Jane Fonda Video
  7. ^ Newsvine - Jane Fonda Uses Vulgar Slang on `Today'
  8. ^ NBC Assaults Families with Offensive Language on Today Show
  9. ^ The Today Show / NBC Today Show
  10. ^ The Today Show / NBC Today Show
  11. ^ mediabistro.com: TVNewser
  12. ^ mediabistro.com: TVNewser

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For the in-memory database management system, see In-memory database. ... David Cunningham Garroway (July 13, 1913 – July 21, 1982, suicide) was the founding host of NBCs Today from 1952 to 1961, whose easygoing, relaxed and relaxing style belied a battle with depression that may have contributed to the end of his days as a television bigtimer and, in due... 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. ... Frank McGee (born September 12, 1915 - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA; died April 17, 1974) was a television journalist. ... Barbara Jill Walters[2] (born September 25, 1929) is an American journalist, writer, and media personality who has been a regular fixture on morning television shows (Today and The View), an evening news magazine (20/20), and on The ABC Evening News as the first female evening news anchor. ... Jim Hartz (b. ... Thomas John Brokaw (born February 6, 1940 in Webster, South Dakota) is a popular American television journalist, Previously 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. ... Margaret Jane Pauley (born October 31, 1950, in Indianapolis, Indiana) is an American television news anchor and journalist. ... Bryant Charles Gumbel (born September 29, 1948), is an American television personality for news and sports programs. ... Deborah Norville (born August 8, 1958 in Dalton, Georgia) is an American television broadcaster and journalist. ... Katherine Anne Katie Couric (born January 7, 1957) is an American media personality who became well-known as co-host of NBCs Today. ... Matthew Todd Lauer (December 30, 1957)[2] is an American television personality, best known as a co-host of NBCs The Today Show (since 1994)[2] after being a news anchor in New York [3] and a local talk-show host in Boston, Philadelphia, Providence, and Richmond. ... Meredith Vieira (born December 30, 1953) is an Emmy Award-winning American television personality, game show hostess and journalist. ... Natalie Morales on MSNBC Natalie Morales is a correspondent on NBCs Today Show. ... Hoda Kotb (pronounced KOT-bee) is a television news anchor and correspondent in the United States for NBCs 4th hour on the Today Show with Ann Curry, Tiki Barber. ... VHS box cover of Kathie Lees Rock n Tots Cafe: A Christmas Giff starring Kathie Lee Gifford, copyright 1995 Rock n Tots Joint Venture. ...

 
 

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