(From Katherine Billman, TODAY Assistant)
Our e-mail inbox is full of questions from curious viewers. Here is my attempt at answering a few of our frequently asked questions:
Dear Today Show (Meredith, Matt, Ann, Al, and Natalie),
I'm sure the women receive lots of questions on their clothing. I, for one, watch the show to see what the women will be wearing b/c they are always dressed so nice! I also appreciate their outdoor attire, especially today's (March 7). I was wondering what kind of boots Meredith and Ann were wearing this morning? They were so cute. I live in PA, so I'm always looking for boots that are fashionable and functional.
Also, I would like to say that Matt and Al always look handsome.
P.S. If I'm not able to watch your show in the morning, I use my fabulous DVR b/c I never want to miss a minute of the TODAY Show. I've been watching the show from the age of 12 and I'm now 25 :o)
You were not alone in your quest for the snow boots Meredith, Ann, and Natalie have been wearing lately. Those boots definitely helped them brave the frigid conditions on the plaza this week. So what are they? Spirit Tibet High boots by Merrell.
My name is Krissy, and I watch the Today show every morning hoping someday I would be able make it to New York sometime to see it. My friends and I are finally heading out there in April. We were wondering if you would be able to give us any tips as to how early we should show up to get a good view.. We've never been to New York, and we would greatly appreciate it if you could help!! Thank you sooo much for your time, keep up the great work, and hope to see you in about a month!!! Sincerely, Krissy
Many people write in asking how to visit the Today Show. Do you need tickets? No. What time should you show up? Early! (Just like the rest of us.) One of the great things about Today is that it truly provides a “Window on Our World” - and that includes our audience. Rain or shine, sub-zero temperatures or scorching hot days, a crowd forms out on the plaza before every show. To ensure a good spot - prime for screen time - arrive before the show starts at 7 a.m. Eastern time. Want Al to come talk to you on-air during one of his weather reports? A creative sign or a cute little kid in tow never hurts, but it is all mostly random. Our cameramen scan most of the crowd so you can at least wave to your family and friends watching at home. And fortunately, even if you don’t end up getting your 15 seconds of fame, you will have the chance to see your favorite Today anchors who often shake hands with the crowd and take pictures. Important note: on outdoor concert days, make sure to arrive extra early for a good spot - some avid fans will show up hours before the show. I hope you have a great visit - there is nothing like seeing the excitement and energy of this show first-hand.
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