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14 January 1952 (USA) See more »
A daily live broadcast provides current domestic and international news, weather reports and interviews with news-makers from the worlds of politics, business, media, entertainment and sports.
Won 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 11 wins & 35 nominations See more »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 6 of 1845)

Natalie Morales ... Herself - News Anchor and 3rd Hour Co-Anchor / ... (936 episodes, 2001-2016)

Matt Lauer ... Himself - Co-Anchor / ... (585 episodes, 1996-2016)

Al Roker ... Himself - Weather Anchor and 3rd Hour Co-Anchor / ... (555 episodes, 1996-2016)

Savannah Guthrie ... Herself - Co-Anchor / ... (451 episodes, 2001-2016)

Hoda Kotb ... Herself - 4th Hour Co-Anchor / ... (412 episodes, 2007-2016)

Kathie Lee Gifford ... Herself - 4th Hour Co-Anchor / ... (410 episodes, 2008-2016)

Series Directed by
John Howard (7 episodes, 1970)
Joe Michaels (2 episodes, 2006)
Series Writing credits
Robert Cunniff (29 episodes, 1963-1968)
Sylvester L. Weaver Jr. (4 episodes, 2006-2011)

Series Produced by
Marc Victor .... co-executive producer (1,141 episodes, 2004-2011)
Noah Kotch .... senior producer (802 episodes, 2008-2012)
Jim Bell .... executive producer / producer (770 episodes, 2005-2012)
Federico S. Quadrani .... producer / supervising producer (708 episodes, 1952-2008)
Noah Oppenheim .... senior producer (643 episodes, 2005-2008)
Eric Ortner .... producer (278 episodes, 2001-2005)
Russell McCarroll .... producer (263 episodes, 2002-2005)
Donald Nash .... executive producer / senior broadcast producer / ... (231 episodes, 2010-2016)
Javier Morgado .... supervising producer (187 episodes, 2006-2007)
Antoinette Machiaverna .... producer (135 episodes, 1989-2011)
Andrew Goldstein .... producer (85 episodes, 2010-2015)
Michael Bass .... supervising producer / executive producer / ... (53 episodes, 1994-2001)
Amanda Marshall Kinsey .... producer (23 episodes, 2009)
Tony D. Burton .... producer (19 episodes, 2000-2001)
Robin Sindler .... producer (13 episodes, 2005-2016)
John McAteer .... segment field producer / segment producer (11 episodes, 2006-2016)
Joshua Janiak .... producer (7 episodes, 2013-2014)
Tom Capra .... executive producer (5 episodes, 1990-1991)
Peter Johansen .... producer (4 episodes, 1997-2006)
Jim Lichtenstein .... producer (4 episodes, 2003-2014)
Pelzer Chemene .... producer (4 episodes, 2014-2016)
Lloyd Thaxton .... segment producer (3 episodes, 1985-2008)
Jonathan Wald .... executive producer (3 episodes, 2000-2008)
Anthony Galloway .... producer (3 episodes, 2007-2015)
Vivian Fel .... producer (3 episodes, 2011-2015)
John O'Rourke .... producer (2 episodes, 2005-2009)
Amy Rosenblum .... producer / senior producer (2 episodes, 2006-2007)
Carol Sullivan .... producer / supervising producer (2 episodes, 2010-2011)
Lauren Specter .... producer / segment "Saturday Night Live 40" (2 episodes, 2014-2015)
Billington Jovanna .... producer (2 episodes, 2014)
Emily Goldberg .... producer (2 episodes, 2015-2016)
Byrnes Kerry .... producer (2 episodes, 2015-2016)
Maryann Zoellner .... producer (2 episodes, 2015-2016)
Jantonio Kristen .... producer / research producer (2 episodes, 2015)
Hannah Bottger .... producer (2 episodes, 2016)

Scott Goldstein .... supervising producer (unknown episodes, 1982-1986)
Series Original Music by
Frank Radice (1 episode, 1995)

Ray Ellis (unknown episodes, 1975-1985)
Peter Tinari (unknown episodes)
Series Cinematography by
Israel Cardoza (5 episodes, 2012-2014)

Mike Vetterick (unknown episodes)
Series Film Editing by
Dennis Degan (316 episodes, 2003-2006)
Greg Katz (199 episodes, 1992-2015)
David Varga (36 episodes, 2010-2016)
Molly Paul (12 episodes, 1952-2007)
Justin Cece (11 episodes, 2004-2014)
Jason Watkins (5 episodes, 2007)
David Klandrud (1 episode, 2004-2011)

Derek McCants (unknown episodes, 1985-1986)
Jason Sands (unknown episodes, 1990-1992)
Paul Venus (unknown episodes)
Series Production Design by
Akira Yoshimura (unknown episodes)
Series Art Direction by
April Bartlett (1 episode, 2010)
Jeff Clark (1 episode, 2011)
Sarah Coombs (1 episode, 2011)
Millie Verastegui-Hester (1 episode, 2011)

Edward Helbig (unknown episodes)
Series Makeup Department
Joel Mendenhall .... makeup artist (1,239 episodes, 2006-2012)
Eldo Ray Estes .... makeup artist (65 episodes, 2010-2012)
Jovan Vitagliano .... hair stylist (29 episodes, 2008-2010)
Sue Ginsberg .... makeup artist (17 episodes, 1983-1984)
John Quaglia .... key hair stylist (16 episodes, 1987-1991)
Jane Choi .... makeup artist (14 episodes, 2000-2009)
Mark Payne .... makeup artist (5 episodes, 2005-2011)
Joseph Whitmeyer .... hair stylist: Cecily Strong / personal hair stylist Cecily Strong (4 episodes, 2013-2016)
Adele Fass .... makeup artist (3 episodes, 2010-2012)
Raymond Rosario .... hair stylist (3 episodes, 2010-2012)
Christopher Fulton .... hair stylist / key hair stylist (2 episodes, 2009-2010)
Shawn Janifer .... Makeup artist: Jamie Foxx / makeup artist: CeeLo Green (2 episodes, 2013-2015)

Stacy L. Hodgson .... makeup artist: Mr. Stallone (unknown episodes)
Series Production Management
Mark Clark .... unit manager (2 episodes, 1979)

Howard G. Malley .... unit manager (unknown episodes, 1972-1976)
John R. Holmes .... production manager (unknown episodes, 1987-1991)
Keith Barbaria .... unit manager (unknown episodes, 1997-2000)
Karly Backer .... unit manager (unknown episodes)
Jennifer Gotti .... production manager (unknown episodes)
Evan Klupt .... senior production manager (unknown episodes)
David Naggiar .... unit manager (unknown episodes)
Erin Reynolds .... unit manager (unknown episodes)
Alyson Walder .... unit manager (unknown episodes)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Erica Levens .... assistant director (unknown episodes)
Series Art Department
James Clement Cook .... set dresser (1 episode, 1990)
Gaylon Askew .... graphic designer (1 episode, 2009)
Kyle Kelly .... lead artist (1 episode, 2014)

Kristin Costa .... associate art director (unknown episodes)
Series Sound Department
Todd Kilponen .... sound mixer (1,214 episodes, 2000-2010)
Herbert H. Maxwell .... sound (220 episodes, 1952-1976)
Jack Norflus .... sound recordist (188 episodes, 2000-2009)
Walter Cranston .... sound mixer (87 episodes, 1995-2002)
Cindra Sasso .... sound mixer (14 episodes, 1995-2007)
Aron Prigg .... sound mixer (3 episodes, 2000-2009)
Kaye Cruz .... sound (3 episodes, 2012-2013)
Johan Maertens .... sound recordist (2 episodes, 2008-2010)
Matt Soule .... location sound / sound technician (2 episodes, 2008-2010)
Robert Siciliano .... senior audio / senior audio designer (2 episodes, 2009-2011)

Charles Moore .... sound mixer (unknown episodes, 1981-2003)
Rob Whitehurst .... sound mixer (unknown episodes, 1992)
Donna Bertaccini .... location sound mixer (unknown episodes)
Alex Cimaglia .... sound mixer (unknown episodes)
Michael Keenan .... location sound mixer (unknown episodes)
David Levens .... sound mixer (unknown episodes)
Andrew Tills .... sound mixer (unknown episodes)
Charles Tomaras .... sound mixer (unknown episodes)
Series Visual Effects by
Craig Donnelly .... designer/animator (1,001 episodes, 2004-2009)
Series Stunts
John Evanko .... stunt coordinator (1 episode, 2005)
Traci Wilks .... stunt rigger (1 episode, 2005)
Joe Golby .... fight coordinator (1 episode, 2011)
Todd Ryan Jones .... stunts (1 episode, 2013)

Rich Hopkins .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Johnathan Mont .... electrician (12 episodes, 2015)
Michael Gottlieb .... lighting director (8 episodes, 2002-2009)
Victor Mathews .... jib operator (3 episodes, 2008-2012)
Burton Bj Lightbourne .... best boy grip (2 episodes, 2012)
Julian Lord .... key grip (2 episodes, 2012)
Antionne Rolle .... gaffer (2 episodes, 2012)

Bill Zarchy .... director of photography: Gloria Steinem/Alice Walker interview (unknown episodes, 1986)
Josh Botana .... tape operator (unknown episodes)
Daniel E. Hagan .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Dave Rutherford .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Mike Vetterick .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Series Animation Department
Karyim Carreia .... animator (41 episodes, 2013)
Series Casting Department
Gina Rodriguez .... casting (2 episodes, 2011-2012)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jason Adam V. .... costumer (1 episode, 2013)
Series Editorial Department
Michael Hinkley .... editor (90 episodes, 2008)
Brian Michael Finn .... assistant editor / digital archivist (19 episodes, 2012-2013)
Series Music Department
Joel Beckerman .... music producer (169 episodes, 2006)
Elizabeth C. Axford .... musician: piano / composer: additional music (33 episodes, 2010-2011)
Adam Gubman .... composer: theme music (14 episodes, 2011-2013)
Udi Harpaz .... composer: additional music (6 episodes, 2012)
Conrad Korsch .... bassist with Rod Stewart / bassist with Andrea Bocelli / ... (5 episodes, 2004-2012)
Bryan Shackle .... composer: additional music (5 episodes, 2014-2015)
Daniel Nielsen .... composer: additional music (3 episodes, 2007-2014)
Jonathan Still .... composer: additional music (2 episodes, 2014-2015)

Billy Goldenberg .... musical cues (unknown episodes)
Charles Moore .... composer: theme music (unknown episodes)
Series Transportation Department
Liam Ferguson .... production driver (67 episodes, 2015)
Series Other crew
Chase Levy .... entertainment coordinator (215 episodes, 2007-2008)
Erin Styles .... production intern (63 episodes, 2008)
Bernard Feinsod .... production assistant (45 episodes, 2009)
Dick Ebersol .... senior production executive (16 episodes, 1977-1980)
Jennifer Kornswiet .... intern (16 episodes, 2013)
Zach Schiffman .... stage manager (14 episodes, 2013-2014)
Evelyn Liu .... broadcast engineer (10 episodes, 1995-1996)
Christine Lisa Racinez .... research assistant (8 episodes, 2001-2002)
Marque DeWinter .... utility (7 episodes, 2002)
Nicole Sanzio .... rights and clearances / rights & clearances (6 episodes, 2008-2012)
Jerry Carnevale .... segment stylist (4 episodes, 2006)
Jeremy Kaufman .... production intern (3 episodes, 2007)
Joe Camoriano .... production liaison (3 episodes, 2009-2014)
Sakinah Lestage .... choreographer (2 episodes, 2013-2014)

Gene London .... puppeteer (unknown episodes, 1953-1954)
Clinton H. Wallace .... production intern (unknown episodes, 1993-1994)
J. Ryan .... production assistant (unknown episodes, 1996-1997)
Jack James .... transmission operator: UK (unknown episodes, 2000)
Keith Barbaria .... technical manager (unknown episodes)
Allison Davis .... publicist (unknown episodes)
Brian Michael Finn .... video tape operations (unknown episodes)
Kori Hughes .... publicist (unknown episodes)
Series Thanks
Jeremy Michael Pereira .... thanks (1 episode, 2014)

Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies

Additional Details

Also Known As:
"NBC News Today" - USA (promotional title)
"The Today Show" - USA (alternative title)
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USA:120 min (1952-2000) (including commercials) | USA:180 min (2000-2007) (including commercials) | USA:240 min (2007-) (including commercials)
Black and White (1952-1965) | Color (1965-)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (1952-1986) | Stereo (1986-)

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When the show started in 1952, it was seen only in the Eastern and Central time zones, broadcasting three hours a morning but seen for only two hours in each time zone. Later, it aired live for five hours a morning, but it was seen for only two hours in each time zone. Since 1958, the show is tape-delayed for the different time zones. For many years it was a two-hour program from seven to nine ET, until NBC expanded it to three hours (7-10 A.M. Eastern Time/Pacific Time; 6-9 A.M. Central Time/Mountain Time) on October 2, 2000. In 2007, NBC expanded the show to four hours.See more »
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6 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Better to watch than work on!, 27 March 2005
Author: John Fernandez (kennelman) from Sussex, England

As you can imagine my opportunities for watching are limited to my all too infrequent trips to the US. But I did for one hectic week actually help produce this show, albeit in a very minor capacity. Apart from Wimbledon coverage for HBO this was my first real experience working for American TV, and it was quite an eye opener. In July 1989 the French 'celebrated' their bicentennial of their revolution, and while pretty much every British broadcaster ignored it, the 'Yanks' came over in force.

Presumably the language barrier was thought to be too great for the French to overcome and so NBC hired a British truck, (bizarrely, staffed by Swedish technicians) and hired British operators and engineers of whom I was one. The shoot was on the banks of the Seine, opposite Notre Dame. Just a few yards down from us were ABC with their Good Morning America show, similarly equipped, and fortunately quite friendly as we had to borrow some lighting equipment from them! This was the swansong of Jane Pauley who turned out to be a real lady. Sadly she was about to be stiffed by NBC she was soon to be replaced by a younger, blonder presenter (who guested during the week with us) Shame, as Pauley was a hit with the audience, us, and the many, many, passers by who she treated with respect and courtesy. Bryant Gumbel in contrast, hid what charm he had under a steely, cold exterior, and left me at least in no doubt who was in charge of that particular production.

We also had the pleasure of the company of Willard Scott, who turned out to be a laugh a minute and defused many a tense situation with his easy going humour. Scott has even less hair than I and confused the hell out of me when I saw him later on that year in the studio, with apparently flowing locks. It was only after watching for a few days I realised that he was expected to wear a hairpiece in the studio, but excused the wig, in the blustery conditions of outside work! The real star for me was the director. He's not credited here, but is elsewhere on the IMDb, but forgive me for not naming him. Those in the business will have heard of the $500K+ a year he was making then, and know who I mean. In contrast to the almost fawningly polite style of British Television (I still remember being told on my BBC induction course in the 1970's that we were expected to hold open the doors as we walked around Television Centre, for other members of staff) Americans were direct, and utterly ruthless. One mistake and you were bawled out, two and you were cut, no argument. Remarkable then that I survived the full week although I did learn one or two new swear words. Credit though, when the show was over he walked to every person on that crew and thanked them by name - something a few British directors could learn. I still have a tape we recorded of the show with the his tailback on an extra audio track - and it still makes me blush! The British claim to have invented TV, and well we might, but the Americans have largely perfected it - and they're at their best in this genre of live News and Features. The slick one-two presenter style with throws to specialist sports/weather/news headlines presenters is now adopted by all of our domestic channels, and we know what imitation is…

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