U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for January 14
WASHINGTON, Jan. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Following is the daily “Profile America” feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
SATURDAY, JANUARY 14: “TODAY” SHOW’S 60TH
Profile America — Saturday, January 14th. One of the fixtures of morning television is celebrating its 60th anniversary today. NBC’s “Today” show pioneered the format of news, weather, interviews and features, geared to the average person’s morning routine. Dave Garroway was the first host, and the show really caught on with the public when he was joined by the chimpanzee, J. Fred Muggs. Through the years, many personalities have hosted the show, including Hugh Downs, Barbara Walters, and John Chancellor. When the “Today” show started, there were a little over 15 million homes with television sets in the U.S., about one-out-of-10. Today, television is nearly universal and the average home is approaching three sets. You can find these and more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at www.census.gov.
Sources: Chase’s Calendar of Events 2012, p. 85
Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970, p. 796
Statistical Abstract of the United States 2011, t. 1131
Profile America is produced by the Public Information Office of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on a monthly CD or on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for “Multimedia Gallery” by the “Newsroom” button).
SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau