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How many years has the vetern nbc today show been on the air?"

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Today (also referred to as The Today Show), is an American morning news and talk show airing every morning on NBC. Debuting on January 14, 1952, it was the first of its genre, spawning similar morning news and entertainment television programs across the United States and around the world. The show is also the third-longest running American television series. Originally a two-hour program on weekdays, it expanded to Sundays (currently one hour) in 1987 and Saturdays (two hours) in 1992. The weekday broadcast expanded to three hours in 2000, and a fourth hour launched in 2007. Today's dominance was virtually unchallenged by the other networks until the late 1980s, when it was overtaken by ABC's Good Morning America. Today retook the Nielsen Ratings lead the week of December 11, 1995, and has held onto that position every week since. Current cast The first two hours of the show are anchored by Matt Lauer and Meredith Vieira, with weatherman Al Roker, news anchor Ann Curry, and ... more
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2/16/1948 - 15 minutes until 9/9/1963, then 30 minutes Black and White until 1966, then Color Anchors: John Cameron Swayze (1948-1956), Chet Huntley (1956-1970), David Brinkley (1956-1979), John Chancellor (1971-1982), Tom Brokaw (1982-2004), Roger Mudd (1982-1983) It started as the Camel Newsreel Theatre. Camel, as in the cigarettes.Lasting only ten minutes, the show featured John Cameron Swayze and the Movietone Newsreels. Later it expanded to fifteen minutes and Swayze narrated the news. In 1954 the now Camel News Caravan broadcast the first network news show in color, though this did not become a regular thing until 1965. Eisenhower was the first presidental candidate to utilize television. Both the 1952 and 1956 conventions received network coverage. NBC had paired a couple of fellows as anchors for these conventions who seemed to click. The partnership of Chet Huntley and David Brinkley was the stuff from which legends are formed. 1956 saw the beginning of the Huntley-Brinkley ... more
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