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Today debuted on 14 January 1952 and was the first of its genre on American television in the world.

Originally a two-hour program on weekdays, it expanded to Sundays in 1987 and Saturdays in 1992. The weekday broadcast expanded to three hours in 2000, and to four hours in 2007.today_walters1976

Barbara Walters was hired as a Today writer and researcher in 1961, making her first appearance that August with a segment on the Paris fashion show. She was appointed as a reporter in October 1964 and became the show’s first female co-anchor upon Frank McGee’s death in April 1974.

Anchors
todaypauleyDave Garroway (1952 – 1961)
John Chancellor (1961 – 1962)
Hugh Downs (1962 – 1971)
Barbara Walters (1961 – 1976)
Frank McGee (1971– 1974)
Jim Hartz (1974 – 1976)
Tom Brokaw (1976 – 1981)
Jane Pauley (1976 – 1989)
Bryant Gumbel (1982 – 1997)
Deborah Norville (1990 – 1991)
Katie Couric (1991 – 2006)
Meredith Vieira (2006 – 2011)
Ann Curry (2011 – 2012)
Matt Lauer (1997 – Current)
Savannah Guthrie (2012 – Current)

News Anchors
Merrill Mueller (1953)
Frank Blair (1953 – 1975)
Lew Wood (1975 – 1976)
Floyd Kalber (1976 – 1979)
Tony Guida (1979)
Tom Brokaw/Jane Pauley (1979 – 1981)
Chris Wallace/Jane Pauley (1982)
John Palmer (1982 – 1989)
Deborah Norville (1989)
Faith Daniels (1990 – 1992)
Margaret Larson (1992 – 1994)
Matt Lauer (1994 – 1997)
Ann Curry (1997 – 2011)
Natalie Morales (2011 – Current)

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