DAVE GARROWAY (JULY 13, 1913–JULY 21, 1982)

dave garroway 1 
dave and chimp 2

Dave Garroway was the founding host of NBC’s Today from 1952 to 1961. It
was the first and longest-running early-morning network show. His co-host was
a feisty, scene stealing chimp, named J. Fred Muggs (shown above).


Photos (top and bottom) from the first Today broadcast, January 14, 1952.  


Dave doing his famous signoff of the first show

posted by Bob Karm in BIRTHDAY,Comedy,DEATH,DEBUT,Talk Show,TV and have Comment (1)

One Response to “DAVE GARROWAY (JULY 13, 1913–JULY 21, 1982)”

  1. Barby says:

    Wow….super interesting….the true ‘beginnings’ of the TODAY show on NBC….NICE post!

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