August 5, 2018

Our Visit To The Today Show and NBC Studios Tour



Our Visit To The Today Show and NBC Studios Tour
Todd Swank's Diary Entry for July 24, 2018


During our vacation to New York City, we thought it would be fun to go watch the Today Show being produced.  So we woke up at 5:30am and hopped on the subway to check it out.


There were a lot of people when we arrived, but we are pretty good at strategically positioning ourselves in a crowd.
 

We were all pretty excited to try to get on the air.  Avery spied a corner of the plaza that seemed to line up directly behind Hoda, so we staked our claim to this spot.


I always find it fascinating to watch celebrities, although I've never really done it from directly behind them like this.


Savannah Guthrie has two small children at home and we found it very cute when she appeared to be Face-timing one of them. Hoda took the phone to talk for awhile also.


I found it fun when they started taking selfies also.



We all did pretty good at being seen on the Today Show as can be seen in this video of some clips from the show that morning.



The security people were very friendly and even volunteered to take a family photo of us which we thought was nice.



Eventually the hosts came outside to say Hello to the crowd.  It's always bizarre seeing famous people up close.  They're never quite as big as you expect them to be.



Savannah Guthrie came the closest to us.  She's a stunning lady!



After the Today Show, we went inside NBC Studios to take a tour.  It was so much fun and these two pages were awesome to our family.  We had a blast.


The NBC Studios Tour was incredible.  Unfortunately, cameras aren't allowed on the tour so I can't show you what we did, but we had the chance to see the studios where Saturday Night Live, The Tonight Show, and NBC Nightly News are produced.  So cool!!  Then at the end of the tour, they gave us an opportunity to produce our own talk show.  Guess who jumped at the chance to be the host!


At the end of the tour, we saw Megyn Kelly doing a book signing in the NBC Studios store.  She is so much smaller in person than I imagined her to be.  They say that TV and movies make people seem larger than life and now I see what they mean!  Fun times.