The Today show is a morning news and talk show. It was the first of its
genre when it signed on with original host Dave Garroway,above. Dave,
a former radio personality, was host of the series until 1961. The show
was the idea of, then NBC-TV vice-president Sylvester “Pat” Weaver,
the father of actress Sigourney Weaver. The Today Show is the fourth-
longest running TV series.