‘Today’ cuts a week from Olympics broadcasts

By Matt Collins Article may include affiliate links

NBC has announced plans for how some of its most prominent programs will cover the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea:

  • “Today,” which normally originates from the site of the Olympics for three weeks, but will cut that down to two this year
  • The broadcast previously broadcast from the host city for the week prior to the games and the two during
  • However, for 2018, the show will start originating Monday, Feb. 18, four days after the games start
  • “NBC Nightly News” will broadcast from South Korea beginning Thursday, Feb. 8
  • Megyn Kelly’s hour of “Today” will originate from Studio 6A in Rockefeller Center
  • Studio 6A will also play host to the fourth hour of “Today” with Kathie Lee Gifford and Jenna Bush Hager
  • Hager will fill in for Hoda Kotb, Gifford’s normal cohost for that hour, since Kotb will be South Korea
  • Studio 1A will not be used during the Olympics, even during the fourth hour