Matt Lauer, Meredith Vieira, Al Roker and Ann Curry are packing their bags for a new family getaway series on “Today” in May, and their first destination is San Antonio.
It’s called “Today Takes a Vacation,” and the visitors, including hosts from the later hours of “Today” — Natalie Morales, Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford — will do the entire May 4 show from the Alamo City.
“Kicking off our ‘Today’ family getaway, we’ll be live in San Antonio, Texas,” Vieira announced on the show Thursday. “We’ll spend some time at the oldest working dude ranch and, of course, we’ll remember the Alamo.”
According to the San Antonio Convention & Visitors Bureau, the cast and crew will be dividing their time among three locations: Arneson River Theater, Alamo Plaza and La Villita. In fact, if you’re eager to get your face on national TV, bureau spokesman Robert Salluce says NBC is looking to get a crowd at all those places.
As for the ranch they’re visiting, that’s Dixie Dude Ranch in Bandera, where the anchors will don their cowboy boots and chaps and learn the ropes. “Today” also will explore the city’s history and cuisine, including chile and barbecue. Grammy Award winner Lee Ann Womack will perform during the show.
No word if they'll stop by TPR or take questions from Classical Spotlight host John Clare...