Behind the scenes

Backstage access! Hoda, Carson give fans tour of control room 

March 5, 2014 at 10:59 AM ET

Fans are always asking for a behind-the-scenes look at TODAY, and this morning Hoda Kotb and Carson Daly made a wish come true for two plaza visitors.

TODAY Plaza, Hoda Kotb, TODAY Show
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Ann and Joan Connally from Detroit were plucked off the plaza and taken to the control room, which Hoda called the "heartbeat of the TODAY Show."

Executive Producer Don Nash gave up his seat so the fans could see the show from his point of view.

Video: Two lucky viewers get a tour with Hoda Kotb and Carson Daly to see what really goes on behind the scenes at TODAY.

"Fabulous," an awestruck Ann and Joan exclaimed.

Hoda and Carson let them throw back to Matt and Savannah in the studio, and the director played a little joke on them too, making them think they pressed a button that shut down the show. 

If you're planning to stop by, tell us what part of the studio you want to tour using #TODAYPlaza.

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