TODAY | December 01, 2012
>>> so i didn't get the job. i tried out.
>> i'm sorry.
>> that's because you own every other job at nbc.
>> that's true.
>> you do need to let somebody else have a job.
>> i tried out in chicago last week with this young upstart doing the noon news.
>> that was my son, as you guys talked about. i wanted to let you know how it went.
>> did you coordinate?
>> it's funny, because the weird thing people don't realize, are you going buttoned or no buttoned with the jacket? pocket square or no pocket square ? these are the serious journalistic discussions. but it was a real joy.
>> it was nice of you to do his makeup.
>> i wanted him to look good.
>> were you nervous at all?
>> i actually was nervous. right before air time , i had this moment of like -- it was the father kicked in. i was like i hope he knows what he's doing, i don't want to set him up for failure. i'm sitting there thinking i hope he knows when -- he looks at the camera by himself.
>> so you think he's never done this before.
>> right. as i told someone, it was like that moment where you're thinking i used to cut the steak up for him. it was that same moment. i need to hold his hand.
>> that's sweet.
>> but he's always had this -- you told me this very sweet story. there was a night we went out to dinner recently and you were telling me this story about your kids when you moved to new york and one of them was freaked out by a siren. and stefan ran outside to see what it was.
>> it was actually a violent crime. it was a murder.
>> i was sanitizing it.
>> he used to come hang out with us and he was in california, he covered fires. sold tape to nbc one time without me knowing it. ended up on the "today" show.
>> are you saying you wanted to cut it.
>> it was a fun moment. but i'm staying here.
>> we're happy to have you back.
>> where would our nine shows be? [ laughter ]
>> there would be a lot of dead air around here.