Scoop: WEEKEND TODAY on NBC - January 19 & 20, 2013
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Saturday, January 19: Inside the world of Scientology. Today's Open House: Life after foreclosure. The making of a President ... on late night comedy. Today's Weekly Rewind.
Sunday, January 20: This is the Inauguration. Lame duck Presidents. Growing up in the White House: The Obama daughters. Michelle Obama's legacy as First Lady. Behind the scenes of an Inaugural Ball.
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."