Scoop: WEEKEND TODAY on NBC - Saturday, March 9, 2013
Saturday, March 9: What do you expect to happen at this conclave? Birth tourisM. Daylight saving time. Is the economy on the rebound? Too young to be sexy?
Sunday, March 10: Lester Holt live from Vatican City. Americans in Rome to see history in the making. Dukes of Hazzard cast reunion. The Bible: the hottest show on TV. Viewers ask Jenna Wolfe fitness questions.
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."