How The TODAY Team Start Their (Early) Mornings | TODAY

How The TODAY Team Start Their (Early) Mornings | TODAY

August 12, 2019 67 By William Morgan


>>>WELCOME BACK.>>>WELCOME BACK. THIS MORNING WE’RE LAUNCHING OUR THIS MORNING WE’RE LAUNCHING OUR START TODAY SERIES. START TODAY SERIES.>>THE FIRST THING WE’RE>>THE FIRST THING WE’RE TACKLING, JUST GETTING IT DONE. TACKLING, JUST GETTING IT DONE. WE ALL KNOW THAT’S NOT ALWAYS WE ALL KNOW THAT’S NOT ALWAYS POSSIBLE. POSSIBLE.>>IT CAN BE ANYWHERETHING FROM>>IT CAN BE ANYWHERETHING FROM GETTING HEALTHY TO FINDING GETTING HEALTHY TO FINDING HAPPINESS. HAPPINESS.>>WE THOUGHT WE’D SHED A LITTLE>>WE THOUGHT WE’D SHED A LITTLE LIGHT ON OUR EVERYDAY LIVES AND LIGHT ON OUR EVERYDAY LIVES AND SHARE THE REALITY OF TRYING TO SHARE THE REALITY OF TRYING TO GET IT DONE EACH DAY. GET IT DONE EACH DAY.>>GO DOWNSTAIRS AND MAKE>>GO DOWNSTAIRS AND MAKE BREAKFAST. BREAKFAST. I’M AT MY BEST WITH A ROUTINE. I’M AT MY BEST WITH A ROUTINE. AS A THANK YOU, SINCE SAVANNAH’S AS A THANK YOU, SINCE SAVANNAH’S THE ONE WHO KIND OF GOT ME INTO THE ONE WHO KIND OF GOT ME INTO KETO, I USUALLY BRING HER AN EGG KETO, I USUALLY BRING HER AN EGG MUFFIN, ONE FOR MYSELF, TWO FOR MUFFIN, ONE FOR MYSELF, TWO FOR NICK. NICK. WHEN I WAS YOUNGER, MY MOM WOULD WHEN I WAS YOUNGER, MY MOM WOULD MAKE BREAKFAST FOR ALL OF US. MAKE BREAKFAST FOR ALL OF US. I THINK IT’S A NICE START TO THE I THINK IT’S A NICE START TO THE DAY. DAY. I HAVE TO DO THIS SO THAT I I HAVE TO DO THIS SO THAT I DON’T TURN BACK INTO A BLIMP. DON’T TURN BACK INTO A BLIMP. I KEEP MY OLD I.D. PICTURE ON ME I KEEP MY OLD I.D. PICTURE ON ME ON MY I.D. ON MY I.D. I COULD HAVE CHANGED IT OVER, I COULD HAVE CHANGED IT OVER, BUT I KEEP THIS AS A REMINDER OF BUT I KEEP THIS AS A REMINDER OF WHAT I WAS AND THAT I’M NOT WHAT I WAS AND THAT I’M NOT GOING BACK TO THAT. GOING BACK TO THAT.>>RIGHT NOW WE ARE REVIEWING>>RIGHT NOW WE ARE REVIEWING THE LIVE SEGMENTS FOR THE 7:00 THE LIVE SEGMENTS FOR THE 7:00 AND 8:00 HOUR. AND 8:00 HOUR. THIS IS PART OF THE MORNING THIS IS PART OF THE MORNING RITUAL. RITUAL. I GUESS THEY CALL IT JOURNALING. I GUESS THEY CALL IT JOURNALING. I LIKE TO PUT MY THOUGHTS DOWN I LIKE TO PUT MY THOUGHTS DOWN ON PAPER, AND I ALWAYS END WITH ON PAPER, AND I ALWAYS END WITH SOMETHING THAT I AM GRATEFUL SOMETHING THAT I AM GRATEFUL FOR. FOR. THE LAST PART IS A HODA KOTB THE LAST PART IS A HODA KOTB IDEA. IDEA. I GO ACROSS THE STREET TO 1A FOR I GO ACROSS THE STREET TO 1A FOR THE SHOW, THE FIRST SHOW. THE SHOW, THE FIRST SHOW. THE 7:00 A.M. “TODAY” SHOW, NOT THE 7:00 A.M. “TODAY” SHOW, NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH THE 8:00 OR TO BE CONFUSED WITH THE 8:00 OR THE 9:00 OR MSNBC. THE 9:00 OR MSNBC. NOW I’LL PUT ON MY MSNBC HAT, NOW I’LL PUT ON MY MSNBC HAT, AND NOW I’LL USUALLY SQUEEZE IN AND NOW I’LL USUALLY SQUEEZE IN A CAT NAP ON THE RIDE BACK TO A CAT NAP ON THE RIDE BACK TO CONNECTICUT. CONNECTICUT. IN MY HOUSE, YOU’VE GOT TO HAVE IN MY HOUSE, YOU’VE GOT TO HAVE YOUR A GAME. YOUR A GAME. WHEN I GET HOME, DADDY, IT’S WHEN I GET HOME, DADDY, IT’S LIKE MY SECOND JOB. LIKE MY SECOND JOB. THIS IS FINE, I ENJOY THIS, BUT THIS IS FINE, I ENJOY THIS, BUT THAT. THAT.>>THANK YOU, GUYS.>>THANK YOU, GUYS. HI, EVERYBODY. HI, EVERYBODY. OKAY. OKAY. THANK YOU. THANK YOU. HERE’S THE ONE THING I WILL SAY. HERE’S THE ONE THING I WILL SAY. I DON’T HAVE ANY DAYS THAT ARE I DON’T HAVE ANY DAYS THAT ARE THE SAME, SO THE GOOD THING IS I THE SAME, SO THE GOOD THING IS I WAS ABLE TO TAKE THE KIDS TO WAS ABLE TO TAKE THE KIDS TO SCHOOL. SCHOOL. MY SON HAD A PARENT BREAKFAST, MY SON HAD A PARENT BREAKFAST, SO I SAT DOWN ON THE FLOOR WITH SO I SAT DOWN ON THE FLOOR WITH HIM. HIM. HE SHOWED ME HIS SCHOOL HE SHOWED ME HIS SCHOOL PROJECTS. PROJECTS. GOT UP, TOOK THE TRAIN, JUST GOT UP, TOOK THE TRAIN, JUST FINISHED THE SHOW AND NOW I’M FINISHED THE SHOW AND NOW I’M HERE. HERE. SO AFTER TODAY, AFTER THE SHOW. SO AFTER TODAY, AFTER THE SHOW.>>HI, GREAT TO SEE YOU AGAIN.>>HI, GREAT TO SEE YOU AGAIN.>>HI, HOW ARE YOU DOING?>>HI, HOW ARE YOU DOING?>>HOW ARE YOU DOING?>>HOW ARE YOU DOING? EVERYTHING GOOD? EVERYTHING GOOD?>>YEAH, WE’RE TALKING ABOUT A>>YEAH, WE’RE TALKING ABOUT A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A “TODAY” DAY IN THE LIFE OF A “TODAY” SHOW, ALL THAT GOOD STUFF. SHOW, ALL THAT GOOD STUFF.>>THERE’S SO MUCH STUFF.>>THERE’S SO MUCH STUFF.>>I WENT TO A PARENT BREAKFAST>>I WENT TO A PARENT BREAKFAST THIS MORNING. THIS MORNING. HAD A CROISSANT. HAD A CROISSANT.>>I MEAN YOUR REAL LIFE STUFF.>>I MEAN YOUR REAL LIFE STUFF. THIS IS WORK. THIS IS WORK.>>THAT’S THE REAL THING, IT’S>>THAT’S THE REAL THING, IT’S LIKE THAT AND THEN NOW THIS. LIKE THAT AND THEN NOW THIS.>>THEY DON’T KNOW THAT WE’RE>>THEY DON’T KNOW THAT WE’RE REALLY JUGGLING? REALLY JUGGLING?>>I’VE BEEN ON THE TRAIN THREE>>I’VE BEEN ON THE TRAIN THREE TIMES ALREADY. TIMES ALREADY.>>BYE, GUYS.>>BYE, GUYS. CHEERS HAPPY NEW YEAR. CHEERS HAPPY NEW YEAR. NEW YEAR, NEW ME, NEW YEAR, NEW NEW YEAR, NEW ME, NEW YEAR, NEW ME. ME. SO AFTER I LEAVE HERE IN THIS SO AFTER I LEAVE HERE IN THIS PART OF MY LIFE, I HAVE DECIDED PART OF MY LIFE, I HAVE DECIDED NEW YEAR, NEW ME. NEW YEAR, NEW ME. I’M GOING TO EXERCISE. I’M GOING TO EXERCISE. SO I’M TAKING A FITNESS CLASS SO I’M TAKING A FITNESS CLASS WITH THE MILLENNIALS OF THE WITH THE MILLENNIALS OF THE “TODAY” SHOW WHERE I HEAR THEY “TODAY” SHOW WHERE I HEAR THEY HAVE A LIVE DJ. HAVE A LIVE DJ.>>HI MILLENNIALS.>>HI MILLENNIALS. ♪ ♪>>HEY.>>HEY. COME ON IN. COME ON IN.>>I GOT UP AT 4:15.>>I GOT UP AT 4:15. I WAS INTO WORK BY 5:00. I WAS INTO WORK BY 5:00. DID THE SHOW. DID THE SHOW. TONIGHT’S A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT TONIGHT’S A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT BECAUSE THERE’S A BIG STORM IN BECAUSE THERE’S A BIG STORM IN THE MIDDLE OF THE COUNTRY SO I THE MIDDLE OF THE COUNTRY SO I HAVE TO GO BACK IN TO DO A HAVE TO GO BACK IN TO DO A FORECAST FOR “NIGHTLY.” FORECAST FOR “NIGHTLY.” I LOVE MY SCHEDULE BECAUSE THE I LOVE MY SCHEDULE BECAUSE THE CRAZINESS OF WORK USUALLY CRAZINESS OF WORK USUALLY HAPPENS IN THE MORNING, BUT THEN HAPPENS IN THE MORNING, BUT THEN I GET A LOT OF TIME WITH CALVIN I GET A LOT OF TIME WITH CALVIN DURING THE DAY. DURING THE DAY. TONIGHT I’M JUST REWORKING TONIGHT I’M JUST REWORKING LEFTOVERS INTO SOME SORT OF LEFTOVERS INTO SOME SORT OF SHEPHERD’S PIE BECAUSE I HAVE SHEPHERD’S PIE BECAUSE I HAVE LEFTOVER MEAT AND I HATE TO LEFTOVER MEAT AND I HATE TO THROW IT OUT. THROW IT OUT.>>THIS IS OUR EVENING.>>THIS IS OUR EVENING. IT’S LIKE FULL-ON QUALITY TIME. IT’S LIKE FULL-ON QUALITY TIME. COMING IN? COMING IN? TA DA. TA DA. I SHOULD PROBABLY GET ON THE I SHOULD PROBABLY GET ON THE TRAIN AND GET TO “NIGHTLY” BUT I TRAIN AND GET TO “NIGHTLY” BUT I DON’T WANT TO MISS DINNER TIME DON’T WANT TO MISS DINNER TIME WITH CALVIN, SO I’LL HAVE A WITH CALVIN, SO I’LL HAVE A BITE, OKAY? BITE, OKAY? TRY IT. TRY IT. IT’S REALLY YUMMY. IT’S REALLY YUMMY. YOU WANT TO TRY IT? YOU WANT TO TRY IT?>>NO.>>NO. AFTER ALL OF THAT, I EAT ALONE. AFTER ALL OF THAT, I EAT ALONE.>>YES, PLENTY OF TIME.>>YES, PLENTY OF TIME. MY NIGHTLY NEWS HIT IS DONE. MY NIGHTLY NEWS HIT IS DONE. I AM BACK INTO COMMUTER MODE. I AM BACK INTO COMMUTER MODE. SAY BYE BYE. SAY BYE BYE.>>BYE BYE SHADOW.>>BYE BYE SHADOW.>>I ENJOYED THAT.>>I ENJOYED THAT.>>IT’S FUN TO SEE WHAT YOU ALL>>IT’S FUN TO SEE WHAT YOU ALL DO BECAUSE I ALWAYS THINK, MAN, DO BECAUSE I ALWAYS THINK, MAN, AYE BEEN ON MY FEET ALL DAY. AYE BEEN ON MY FEET ALL DAY. IT’S REASSURING TO KNOW YOU GUYS IT’S REASSURING TO KNOW YOU GUYS HAVE BEEN TOO, YOU’RE GETTING IT HAVE BEEN TOO, YOU’RE GETTING IT DONE. DONE.>>LOOK, TO ME I FOUND ORDER IS>>LOOK, TO ME I FOUND ORDER IS THE BEST RECIPE FOR THIS, BUT, THE BEST RECIPE FOR THIS, BUT, OKAY, EVERYBODY AT HOME PROBABLY OKAY, EVERYBODY AT HOME PROBABLY HAS THE SAME ISSUE. HAS THE SAME ISSUE. THE ONLY DINKSFFERENCE IS THEY’R THE ONLY DINKSFFERENCE IS THEY’R NOT ON TV. NOT ON TV. THEY’RE JUGGLING JUST AS HARD AS THEY’RE JUGGLING JUST AS HARD AS EVERYBODY. EVERYBODY.>>BY THE TIME IT’S OVER YOU>>BY THE TIME IT’S OVER YOU HAVE TO PUMP YOURSELF BACK UP HAVE TO PUMP YOURSELF BACK UP AGAIN TO GET EVERYDAY THINGS AGAIN TO GET EVERYDAY THINGS DONE LIKE COOKING. DONE LIKE COOKING.>>GOOD TO SEE YOU KEEPING IT>>GOOD TO SEE YOU KEEPING IT CLEAN IN 2019.