Today Show History

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The Today Show is nowadays one of the most popular television shows in the United States. The Today Show was first aired in January, 1952, and more than 50 years after that moment, it is still the most watched morning show in the United States. People seem to just love watching The Today Show, as they can find out some important information, including the latest news, lifestyle tips and also the weather prognosis. The Today Show airs on NBC and because of the great success it had during the years, competitor networks have also lunched similar morning shows, although they still have not managed to overpass the success of The Today Show.

At first, The Today Show was a two hours morning television series. Starting with October, 2000, the producers of the show decided to expand its duration to three hours. And the change was so well received by the public that seven years later, The Today Show producers made the decision to expand once again the duration of The Today Show. Since then, The Today Show airs on a period of four hours, each morning. You can enjoy watching The Today Show every day, before going to work and you are surely going to find the latest news.

The Today Show current cast includes Matt Lauer and Ann Curry, but also Natalie Morales and Savannah Guthie. The first anchor of The Today Show was Dave Garoway, who hosted the show between 1952 and 1961. The first Sunday edition of the The Today Show debuted in 1987. However, although similar television shows were created by ABC and CBS, The Today Show remains the first show of this type to ever been aired in America. Ratings indicate that The Today Show is still the most viewed morning show in the United States. In April 2011 the show was watched by more than 5.6 million viewers, compared to ABC’s Good Morning America, which was viewed by about 4.8 million viewers, and CBS’s The Early Show, which was watched by 2.6 million people. When making their choice about a morning show, people still seem to opt for The Today Show.

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