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Here’s the very first episode of Today

In honor of the 60th anniversary of Today, NBC has posted the very first episode of the show, from January 14, 1952.

It’s a rather remarkable video. That’s Dave Garroway wearing the GIGANTIC clip-on mic, but even more interesting is the fact that the first episode of the show not only had a time stamp in the corner and a news crawl at the bottom – something all the morning shows and news channels have now – but also a giant board that gave a quick summary of what was happening on the front pages of newspapers around the country, in the arts, in sports, in weather, and in quirky news. It looks like a web site, doesn’t it?

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