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#FlashbackFriday: A look back at Maria Shriver on TODAY

Oct. 18, 2013 at 7:47 AM ET

Video: It’s been more than 15 years since Maria Shriver co-anchored TODAY with Matt Lauer, but the anchors dug deep into the show’s archives to revisit some of her funnier past moments.

It's Flashback Friday! Maria Shriver is co-anchoring TODAY with Matt Lauer, giving us a taste of the old-school days when she anchored TODAY, the last time being 1998. And while she jokes that she looks like an older version of Natalie Morales, we think she looks as good as ever. See some of her memorable moments on TODAY — big hair, shoulder pads and all.

Maria co-anchors the first-ever Sunday edition of TODAY in 1987:

Here she is interviewing Fidel Castro, who takes her around Cuba:

Maria co-anchoring TODAY in 1998, the last time she took on this gig:

Maria Shiver co-anchoring TODAY in 1998

The NBC News special anchor has been on the other side of the interview, as a guest on TODAY in 2008 discussing her book, "Just Who Will You Be?"

Video: April 23: When journalist Maria Shriver became first lady of California, she had to redefine herself — as she recounts in her new book, "Just Who Will You Be?"

Maria joined TODAY in 2009 and was teased by her peers for getting caught driving while talking on the phone:

Video: Oct. 19: TODAY hosts tease California first lady Maria Shriver about getting caught talking on the phone while driving. Shriver says she’s now donating the cell phone.

She joined us earlier this year to talk about her late mother Eunice:

Video: TODAY’s Maria Shriver interviews Lindsay Kavet and Jessica Cribbs, two friends who are giving moms a microphone and a public voice with their show, “Expressing Motherhood,” and Maria talks about her own “free-spirited” mother, Eunice Kennedy Shriver.

Long lost sisters? Maria, right, joked that she looks like an older version of Natalie. 

Natalie Morales and Maria Shriver on TODAY