Dave Garroway, 1913-1982

Left: Dave Garroway hosting the "Today" show on Monday, December 1st 1952. I snapped this photo through the window of the RCA Exhibition Hall in Rockefeller Center during the course of my first visit to Manhattan.
I was eleven at the time. The "Today" show (which first aired on January 14th, 1952) was less than a year old.
Though most remember Dave Garroway as the first host of the "Today" show, his network television career began in 1949 his Chicago-based "Garroway at Large" helped define the video medium.
The links below will introduce you to one of broadcasting's great talents.

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