Amid one of the most extraordinary and hard-fought presidential campaigns in history, NBC News' TODAY will take the show on the road and broadcast live from crucial "battleground states" where the White House may be lost or won.
Over four straight days, starting Monday, Sept. 22, TODAY will zero in on the deep divisions and cultural chasms that have turned these states into hotbeds of political combat.
Matt Lauer, Meredith Vieira, Ann Curry and Al Roker will focus on all of the flashpoints, and TODAY will take a battlefield-level look at how the McCain and Obama camps are fighting it out on the ground.
America's number-one morning program will kick off "'TODAY Takes on the Battleground States" live from Philadelphia on Monday, Sept. 22. The show will then travel to Tampa, Florida for Tuesday's broadcast, continuing to Norfolk, Virginia, on Wednesday. The series will conclude in Detroit on Thursday, the day before the presidential debate in Oxford, Mississippi.
Jim Bell is the executive producer of TODAY (Mon.-Fri., 7-11 a.m.). Noah Kotch is the senior producer responsible for "'TODAY Takes on the Battleground States."