Scoop: WEEKEND TODAY on NBC - December 29 & 30, 2012
Saturday, December 29: A 6th grade love story with a happy ending 20 years later. The year in social media. Weekend Today turned 25 this year.
Sunday, December 30: Erica Hill spends the day with Barefoot Contessa. MAD magazine's 60th Anniversary. A look back at the people we lost in 2012, but will never forget.
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. The program is broadcast from Studio 1A in Rockefeller Plaza in New York.
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. Dee Dee Thomas is the executive producer of "Weekend Today."