Monday, June 30, 2008


‘Today’ Show Co-Stars Battle Over Holiday Hosting Duties

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – There’s a battle of the holiday hosts brewing at the Today show, and sports analyst Tiki Barber plans to come out on top.

Every fall for the past several years, the cast of Today including Matt Lauer, Meredith Vieira, and Al Roker, host the famous Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York.

In the summer, Today football analyst, former NFL running back Tiki Barber, and correspondent Natalie Morales host the Macy’s 4th Of July Fireworks Spectacular.

Although both Macy’s shows are iconic and fun to host, Barber says the Fourth Of July crew gets the better end of the deal.

Because of the warm summer weather and unbelievable fireworks, Barber says his Today team has more fun – even after the show.

He says, “Matt and Meredith go home drained to eat turkey. We go home and have a few beverages to celebrate!”

He speculates that Lauer, Vieira, and Roker are a little jealous of his July 4th job, but he’s open to switching holiday hosting duties sometime.

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