Reuniting Anchors and Reliving 60 Years of Today

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By Alex Weprin Comment

This morning “Today” dedicated most of its broadcast to its 60th anniversary celebration, kicking off with an introduction from Matt Lauer:

The program featured congratulations — and a proclamation — from New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, President and First Lady Michelle Obama and a cadre of celebrities (Tom Hanks delivered the birthday cake), along with a number of retrospective packages, such as this one:

The culmination was a reunion of anchors, everyone from Meredith Vieira, Katie Couric, Barbara Walters, Jane Pauley and Deborah Norville to Bryant Gumbel, Tom Brokaw and Hugh Downs: