Evan Lysacek and Weekend Today anchors Amy Robach and Lester Holt
American figure skater EVAN LYSACEK performed at the Rockefeller Skating Rink yesterday, January 11 for the WEEKEND TODAY SHOW. Lysacek is the 2007 US National Champion, 2008 Grand Prix Final bronze medalist, and a two-time World bronze medalist (2005–2006). Lysacek is currently ranked fourth in the world. He was the United States Olympic Committee's Male Athlete of the Month for November 2006.
Weekend Today show is hosted by LESTER HOLT and AMY ROBACH. The weekend broadcasts continue the "Today" tradition of covering breaking news, interviewing newsmakers, reporting on a variety of popular-culture and human-interest stories, covering health and finance issues and presenting the latest weather reports. In addition, the show offers visitors to New York City a chance to observe firsthand the workings of a live television broadcast with its windowed studio on Rockefeller Plaza. Interaction with the crowd outside the studio is a major part of the program.
Weekend editions are tailored to the priorities and interests of weekend viewers—offering special series such as "Saturday Today on the Plaza," featuring live performances by the biggest names in music, and dance and theater from famed New York City shows outside the studio every weekend throughout the summer.
Lester Holt is also an anchor for the flagship broadcast "NBC Nightly News." In addition, Holt serves as fill-in anchor and correspondent for "NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams" and the weekday "Today" program. He also contributes to MSNBC, NBC’s 24-hour cable news network. Holt has reported from many of the world's hot spots. In 2006, he reported from the front lines in Lebanon on the war between Israel and Hezbollah and from London, he reported on the terror threat to U.S. bound-airliners from the UK. In 2005, Holt was on the ground for Hurricane Katrina covering events both in Louisiana and Mississippi, and later that fall covered Hurricane Rita in Texas.