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TODAY SHOW: THE INTERNET VERSION

March 7, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

NBC’s Today show plans to produce a one-time-only, live, online special on Tuesday from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. to promote a new website address: www.Today.com. It will be hosted by fourth-hour Today stars Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb. In a “welcome” article on the show’s homepage today (Monday), Jen Brown, director of Today.com, said that all four hours of the show will be highlighted on a banner at the top of the site, accessible in the order that they aired, by popularity, or by the staff’s “faves.” Most of the website’s features, however, appear to be of the standard tabloid variety. Early on Monday the lead article was “Have you experienced a ‘midlife crisis’ and appeared to be an effort to encourage readers to participate in an on-air feature. (“Tell us your story,” the lede says. The top story was “Sheen vows to fight for his boys in court” followed by two other Charlie Sheen articles, the third of which was titled, “How much is too much Charlie Sheen?” (All of them were later replaced by an item labeled “Hot,” about Sheen’s termination). Other headlines: “Murder trial brings paid to victim’s family;” “How far should parents go to monitor kids on the Internet?” and “Photo Features: Hollywood’s shirtless studs.”