Today is the longest running morning news program on air. Ever since the network executive Pat Weaver concocted the idea of broadcasting a “national newspaper of the air,” Today has chronicled the triumphs and tragedies of our times through personalities that viewers trusted and admired. From Yesterday to Today is a revealing history of the show from Dave Garroway’s first broadcast on January 14, 1952, to the present broadcast family with Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, Al Roker, and Natalie Morales. Today has been bringing viewers breaking news as it happens for 60 years. Today delivered coverage of such news events as the Royal Wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana, the death of John Lennon, the Columbine shooting, the September 11 terrorist attacks, and the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Lady Catherine. Each chapter covers a different decade, providing a behind-the-scenes look at the progression of the show and includes sidebars about the anchors, the co-hosts, the Today Girls, the guests, and much more. From Dave Garroway in the 1950s and Hugh Downs in the 1960s to Jane Pauley and Bryant Gumbel in the 1980s to Matt Lauer and Katie Couric in the 2000s From Yesterday to Today is chock-full of personal recollections by the anchors and staff, hundreds of photographs, and snapshots of key world events and newsmaking interviews. Today is so much about the fans, and the book includes quotes and stories from the fans about how the show inspired them or what it means to them. From Yesterday to Today is a personal history connecting the cast and crew and the viewers in a way that brings America together.