Today Show

October 24, 2008

Season 57, Ep 215, Aired 10/24/08
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  • Episode Description
  • Dow futures drop to halted status as overseas indicators plunge. Alan Greenspan is under Congressional hearings, says he made a mistake about banking industry. Election Day 11 days away - strategies NEWS - Oil prices down, FBI suspicious letters, New York City passes amendment to allow Bloomberg to run for a third term, McCain supporter assaulted at ATM, civilian astronaut returns to Earth, World series is even as Rays take game 2. Elizabeth Hasselbeck on the campaign trail with Sarah Palin. Oregon couple was attacked in Ecuador beach. Travel isn't safe anymore. Do you know what are in your pills? Some doctors are prescribing placebos. Obama is taking a brief visit in Hawaii to visit ailing grandmother. SNL highlight clips with Will Ferrell and Tina Fey, and the Fred Armisten touch map. Layaway options at retail stores are becoming a possibility. Matt will be roasted. Drugs for pets; and not just catnip. Dealing with a child that lies. Triathlete mom battles breast cancer. Foods that can improve your appearance. Kids are getting interested in politics Google rolls out a voter location tool. Meredith shares brunch with some businesswomen and talks about the working world. Real estate Q&A with Barbara Corcoran Wallpaper design tips. Gene Shalit reviews Pride and Glory Actor Jay Thomas reunites with biological son after 28 years. Halloween treats. Stephen Baldwin has a book out called The Death and Life of Gabriel Phillips. Friday Makeovers Sugar confections Woman wants to look for husband with a Super Bowl ad.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Meredith Vieira


  • Matt Lauer


  • Ann Curry

    News Anchor

  • Al Roker

    Weather & Feature Reporter

  • Hoda Kotb

    Fourth Hour Co-Anchor

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  • Quotes (2)

    • (Following the Elizabeth Hasselbeck news segment.) Meredith: What was I thinking, leaving that show (The View)? Oh God, it's really a hot show now. Al: Yeah. Meredith: I miss my friends on that show, including Elisabeth, but I'm happy where I am. (glares at camera) Matt: This has to… (Everyone laughs.) Al: And we're THRILLED to have you! Matt: This must feel like Woodstock compared to over there. Meredith: This is like a tea party. Al: At least you don't have to wear a flat jacket anymore. Meredith: No, they're doing a great job and they're making a difference. Matt: No question about it. Meredith: Exactly, alright. What's coming up? Coming up on the The View I was about to say! Coming up on Today

    • (After Ann relays the news about the World series evening up as the Rays beat the Phillies in game 2.) Matt: Did you just tip your head, and yelled "Yes!" at the Meredith: I like a close series. Al: Ah. Matt: Oh, you're rooting for Tampa? Meredith: No, you know I'm a Red Sox fan. Ann: She wants a good game. Matt: Alright. Al: It's the World Series. Meredith: I tend to watch the American League but I want to…don't you? Matt: I like uh... I'm…I'm Switzerland. (everyone laughs) I don't need the emails too. Al: It's on Fox, so who cares?

    Notes (1)

    • Today's guests Bobbie Lloyd - Magnolia bakery Christina Vercelletto - Parenting magazine Eric Villency - furniture designer Hal Runkel - family therapist Laurent Branlard - pastry chef Lisa Drayer - Nutritionist Margaret Hoover - Republican Strategist Susan Ashley - Child Psychologist

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