In case you missed our story from yesterday (or haven’t tuned into the broadcast), NBC’s Today premiered on Jan. 14, 1952 and the show is presenting its 70th anniversary celebration telecast as I write this.
“For 70 years, people have tuned in; and the people who brought them that news will have changed, but the mission hasn’t: to find out that the world is still there, and to get them ready for their day,” said Al Roker.
You know the current co-hosts, but a myriad of NBC Newsers (and non-NBC News folks) gave a shout-out to the show’s 70th anniversary and shared their memories from the broadcast via social media.
We’ll continue to update this item throughout the day.
— Lester Holt (@LesterHoltNBC) January 14, 2022
— Andrea Mitchell (@mitchellreports) January 14, 2022
— Javi Morgado (@javimorgado) January 14, 2022
Happy 70th birthday @TODAYshow !!!
It’s been joy and privilege to be along for the ride for 28 of those years. Good wishes to all our viewers, colleagues and friends who make this program a special part of television history. pic.twitter.com/7EXTwLPfId
— Kelly O’Donnell (@KellyO) January 14, 2022
Congrats! Amazing 70 years of News and Entertainment. It always feels special when I walk into the Today Show studio. https://t.co/wPNBMQzbu1
— Bill Karins (@BillKarins) January 14, 2022
— Dateline NBC (@DatelineNBC) January 14, 2022
— Janis Mackey Frayer (@janisfrayer) January 14, 2022
Even the chairwoman of the FCC also shared her thoughts about the broadcast and its milestone:
In a world where so many of us get news and entertainment anytime we want on whatever screen handy, it is hard to overstate how new and different the introduction of morning television news was when the TODAY show began 70 years ago today.
— Jessica Rosenworcel (@JRosenworcel) January 14, 2022