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SUSAN AND VINNY VISIT TODAY SHOW

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Susan and I were invited to visit the Today Show's Matt Lauer and Meredith Vieira in New York.

You've seen the "New Day" promotions running for months now on Today's TMJ4. They're a bunch of flashy ads for our morning programming on the station blending our efforts on Live at Daybreak with the Today Show. The centerpiece for the campaign was a sit down interview with Matt and Meredith that we did last summer in New York City.

I'm often asked by people who have seen the promotions if we indeed traveled to New York and actually met the pair. Savvy viewers know that we often blend video and interviews we get from the network with our own local content. Through the magic of satellite feeds, we can do this without ever actually visiting so many of the places we bring to you through our newscasts, but in this case, yes we really went, and we really chatted with Matt and Meredith.

It was a fantastic experience for Susan and me. Until I started with this blog a few weeks ago, there hasn't been a good way for me to share all the extra details of that meeting with so many of you. I will try to post a little something new each day under this heading. It's too much for one entry, so keep checking back, and I'll fill you in as I have more time to write.

Here's a little tease, they were both super cool. I'll tell you about Matt, about Meredith, and the whole Today Show crew. You may recall, the Today Show had a whole new set designed in the past year, and when we visited, it wasn't done yet. There's a story behind that as well.

I'll also be pleased to answer any questions you may have. Email them to me at vvitrano@todaystmj4.com and I'll answer them in subsequent entries.

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