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:
- S.E. Cupp: 'Discipline Was Necessary' for NBC's Ayman Mohyeldin, CNN's Diana Magnay
- Ayman Mohyeldin To Return to Gaza for NBC
- 'Dateline' Having Strong Ratings Run
- Ayman Mohyeldin Witnesses Gaza Airstrike, but Richard Engel Reports for 'Nightly News'