TODAY | April 02, 2012
>> morning on "today." former alaska governor sarah palin . she's making her way to new york city right now and she's joining us by phone. governor palin, good morning. nice to talk to you.
>> hey, thank you so much. good morning to all of you.
>> if you're on your way from alaska, we're putting a map up now, we see you're in minnesota. are there no direct flights from anchorage to new york city ?
>> nothing that we could hook up with. so no, we're making the trek cross-country to see y'all and say hi to your good viewers and it's always quite the journey to get from here to there from way up north.
>> well, i know, governor palin, you have a lot of experience in television, having been a former sportscaster. do you have any questions, any worries, any thoughts about your big day tomorrow here on our broadcast?
>> my big day tomorrow, just, you know, how -- how nervous should you all be, perhaps?
>> well, we did read a tweet you sent out that said going to go rogue and infiltrate. what exactly does that mean.
>> what do you think it means?
>> you're taking over matt's dressing room.
>> what are you doing to prepare? are you reading some newspapers?
>> and it begins.
>> not playing around.
>> great. okay, that's a fine how do you do. that's a great start. here we go.
>> what are you doing? i mean, are you interested in talking about some of the things going on other than politics? tomorrow is a primary day out in wisconsin so that's a natural. what else would you like to weigh in on?
>> oh, my goodness. there's so much to weigh in on and hopefully, you know, we won't bore viewers with too much in-depth political talk. but, there are so many issues going on with energy crisis , and you know, some national security issues that have to be addressed. i think no matter what it is that we -- that we discuss how it's going to kind of turn into a bit of a political discussion , because it's just absolutely paramount right now that people are paying attention to what's going on in our country, in order to make good decisions to get it back on the right track.
>> governor, meredith here. having been here for five years, there are a few things i think you should know. matt will displace your property. and if al asks to let him show you his neck of the woods, wrong.
>> by the way, we're going to make you part of "today's professionals" tomorrow morning so you'll be joining dr. nancy synderman, star jones and donny deutsch to talk over some of the hot button issues of the day, which i think should be fun to have you in the mix.
>> okay, that sounds wonderful. i really look forward to this. and you know, i appreciate nbc's boldness, and having me on, and you know, doesn't it kind of reflect so much the diversity of opinion that i hear that you all espouse, so i appreciate this.
>> governor sarah palin . we're going to have you here tomorrow morning , special guest host, especially during our 8:00 hour of the "today" show. safe travels, governor. we'll see you tomorrow.
>> thanks so much.
>> ryan seacrest is here, as well tomorrow. he's got a big announcement.
>> he's running sarah palin . [