Saturdays on NBC (7-9 a.m. ET); Sundays on NBC (8-9 a.m. ET)
The Sunday edition of NBC News’ “Today” premiered on September 20, 1987. Five years later, on August 1, 1992, the Saturday edition made its debut, expanding the broadcast schedule of the “Today” franchise to seven days a week.
David Bloom and Soledad O’Brien are co-anchors of the weekend editions. Janice Huff is the meteorologist. The program is broadcast from Studio 1A in Rockefeller Plaza in New York, with the news updates broadcast live from MSNBC, NBC’s 24-hour cable news operation in Secaucus, New Jersey.
The weekend broadcasts continue the “Today” tradition of covering breaking news, interviewing newsmakers, reporting on a variety of popular-culture and human-interest stories, covering health and finance issues and presenting the latest weather reports. In addition, the show offers visitors to New York City a chance to observe firsthand the workings of a live television broadcast with its windowed studio on Rockefeller Plaza. Interaction with the crowd outside the studio is a major part of the program.
Weekend editions are tailored to the priorities and interests of weekend viewersoffering special series such as “Saturday Today on the Plaza,” featuring live performances by the biggest names in music, and dance and theater from famed New York City shows outside the studio every weekend throughout the summer.
Jonathan Wald is the executive producer of “Today.”