TODAY veteran Tom Brokaw returned to the anchor desk Thursday, continuing his four-decade-long relationship with the broadcast.
To mark the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, the show opened with Brokaw and Lauer remembering their coverage in 2001.
"I don't think any day has been more important to me ... than the day we spent here 13 years ago where we spent a lot of hours at this desk trying to make sense of what was happening," Lauer said.
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