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TODAY celebrates 60 years!

Check out how America salutes their favorite morning news program

TODAY Show anchors Matt Lauer, Ann Curry and Kathie Lee Gifford light the Empire State Building in honor of the show's 60th anniversary on January 12, 2012.

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Al Roker, Matt Lauer, Ann Curry, Natalie Morales, Hoda Kotb, Kathie Lee Gifford and Savannah Guthrie pose at The Empire State Building as the iconic New York landmark lights up in TODAY colors. No other television show has ever received the honor.

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The Empire State Building is illuminated in TODAY show colors in honor of the 60th anniversary on Jan. 12

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The Bellagio in Las Vegas joins the 60th anniversary celebration by lighting up in TODAY show colors on Thursday, Jan. 12.

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The American falls in Niagara Falls, NY are illuminated for the 60th anniversary of TODAY on Jan. 12.

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Water canons in New York Harbor pass Liberty Island as they shoot TODAY-colored water in honor of the 60th anniversary.

Thanks, big guy! Many monuments and iconic buildings joined in the celebration for TODAY's 60th and this one made for a particularly dramatic image: That's the Goodyear Blimp, flashing "Happy 60th TODAY" as it floated past the Hollywood sign in Los Angeles, Calif. How's that for a salute?

Big show, big city. NYC mayor MIchael Bloomberg officially declares Jan. 13 "TODAY Show Day" as he visits the plaza live on air.

The first couple congratulated TODAY from the White House. "Over decades and across generations, the TODAY show has become a part of American culture," said President Obama. And Michelle took the opportunity to introduce the commercial break with the iconic "This is TODAY on NBC." Just after she got the words out, the president broke in: "I wanted to say that," he joked.

TODAY's 60th anniversary party kicked off the festivities on Jan. 12, as Natalie Morales, Ann Curry, Matt Lauer, and Al Roker gathered at the Edison Ballroom in New York to celebrate.

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Former TODAY hosts Jane Pauley and Tom Brokaw attend the show's 60th anniversary celebration at the Edison Ballroom in New York.

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News anchor Natalie Morales, left, and co-host Savannah Guthrie flash their mega-watt smiles at TODAY's 60th anniversary celebration in New York.

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Former TODAY co-host Hugh Downs finds himself answering, not asking, the questions as he walks the red carpet for the TODAY 60th anniversary party.

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Two great TODAY women: Katie Couric and Barbara Walters pose on the red carpet at the 60th anniversary party in New York. Couric joined TODAY in 1989; Walters started working here in 1961.

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What's happening in their neck of the woods: Willard Scott and Al Roker share a laugh on the red carpet at the Edison Ballroom in New York for the TODAY 60th anniversary celebration on Jan. 12.

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Former correspondent John Palmer arrives at the Edison Ballroom in New York to celebrate the 60th anniversary of TODAY.

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Former anchor Jim Hartz, who co-hosted TODAY with Barbara Walters, arrived for the 60th anniversary party on Jan. 12.

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Bryant Gumbel, who spent 15 years as co-host of TODAY, arrives for the 60th celebration.

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Matt Lauer addresses the crowd at the TODAY 60th anniversary party.

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Reunited! Ann Curry and Meredith Vieira gather at the Edison Ballroom to celebrate the 60th anniversary of TODAY.

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NBC's Andrea Mitchell and Luke Russert arrive for the TODAY 60th anniversary party.

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Did you know "Brady Bunch" star Florence Henderson was once a TODAY girl? She poses with (from l.) Hoda Kotb, Katie Couric, and Kathie Lee Gifford at the TODAY 60th party.

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CNBC's Carl Quintanilla and TODAY co-host Savannah Guthrie strike a pose at the TODAY 60th party.

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Former TODAY host Barbara Walters and journalist Deborah Roberts, whose husband is Al Roker, pose at the TODAY 60th party.

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From left to right, here's NBC News president Steve Capus, TODAY co-hosts Savannah Guthrie, Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb, NBC Universal CEO Steve Burke, anchor Ann Curry, TODAY executive producer Jim Bell, and TODAY's Al Roker, Matt Lauer, and Natalie Morales at the 60th anniversary of TODAY party.

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Natalie Morales dances as Flo Rida performs at the Edison Ballroom in New York to celebrate the 60th anniversary of TODAY.

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Hoda Kotb gets down with Flo Rida at the Edison Ballroom to celebrate the 60th anniversary of TODAY.

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