‘Today’ goes to tape for most of its 9 and 10 a.m. hours
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The show was live from 7 to 9 a.m. eastern Tuesday, March 17, 2020 as normal.
Meanwhile, the start of the 10 and 11 a.m. eastern hours featured new opening segments before taking a break and cutting to taped segments with “previously recorded” bugs.
Melvin and Roker are self isolating after a colleague tested positive for the virus — and Hager is out.
Like other networks, NBC is running “Today” with minimal staff in the studio, control room and newsroom while most other staffers are working remotely.