The Today Show was created by the father of which famous person?
The Today Show debuted on January 14, 1952, and was the brainchild of television executive Sylvester Weaver. His daughter is actress Sigourney Weaver, best known for her role as Ellen Ripley in the Alien franchise.
Weaver served as president of NBC between 1953 and 1955, during which time Today’s late-night companion The Tonight Show premiered. The Today Show was the first program of its genre when it premiered on television, and after 69 years of broadcasting, it is the fifth longest-running television series in the United States.
The Answer: The correct answer is Sigourney Weaver.