In its new “TODAY’s Anchor Chat” weekly feature, the official TODAY blog, allDAY, features an interview with Matt Lauer about his new family boat, a 19-foot Boston Whaler. Lauer says that “outside of my family and my work, I have two passions, both instilled in me by my father: golf and fishing.”
Lauer recently took his son Jack for their first father-son fishing trip: “Within about 10 minutes, we got a massive hit. I got the fish hooked and handed him the rod, and it was great to see this 6-year-old, 40-something-pound kid struggle with a 7-foot fishing rod and a fish on the other end..
“..it was great to be able to pass on this passion from one generation to the next. Unfortunately, my father is no longer with us, and I wish he could have been there on that boat. But I can only hope that my son will be on a boat with his child someday, passing the passion along again. And I pray I’ll be with them on that boat too.”