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35 years with Willard Scott: TODAY looks back on his fun-filled career

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Willard Scott started as an NBC page in 1950. Now, after a remarkable 65 years at the network, 35 of them at TODAY, he is heading off into retirement. But before he does, the TODAY anchors gather to look back at highlights of his long career, and former first lady Barbara Bush and former TODAY film critic Gene Shalit pay him special personal tributes. Al Roker is with Willard in Virginia as Matt Lauer reveals that Rockefeller Plaza has been officially renamed Willard Scott Way for the day. Then the anchors raise a glass and sing “Happy Trails.”