Today Debuted 63 Years Ago

Mornings were never the same

We’re not the only ones celebrating an anniversary. Today the Today show turns 63. On January 14, 1952, the now popular morning show debuted.

Today’s founding host Dave Garroway — who had the gig from 1952 to 1961 — started it all with “Well here we are.” Hey, things were a bit more subdued on TV back then.

“The very first good morning of what I hope and suspect will be a great many good mornings between you and me,” Garroway continued. “Here it is, January 14, 1952, when NBC begins a new program called Today and, if it doesn’t sound too revolutionary, I really believe this begins a new kind of television.”

You have to credit Garroway for nailing that part; Today really did change TV forever.

[h/t Poynter]