The Today Show Takes On Chicago

Willie Geist and Natalie Morales attract hundreds of fans to Millenium Park for live show.

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The NBC 5 Morning team dropped by to hang out with Willie and Natalie.
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Willie Geist and Natalie Morales got a taste of Chicago Wednesday, hosting The Today Show from Millenium Park. The entire team was originally scheduled to be in Chicago, but the Oklahoma tornadoes led to a scaled-down plan.
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Hundreds of fans braved the rain and brought signs in an effort to get on national TV.
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The NBC 5 Morning team dropped by to hang out with Willie and Natalie.
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All of Chicago rolled out the red carpet, including the Cubs ...
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... the Sox ...
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... and of course, a little love from the Chicago Theatre marquee.
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Chicago dance percussion group Boomshaka performs.
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NBC Midwest Bureau correspondent Kevin Tibbles looked at the problem of youth violence in the city.
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Eleven-year-old Alvaro talks about his brother, a gang member who was killed.
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Windy City Hoops offers basketball leagues on Friday nights, a safe haven from the streets.
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Eric and Kathy of 101.9 The Mix took the Today Show crew on a tour of some of the city's hottest tourist spots, including the Architecture Tour ...
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... the beaches ...
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... the Willis Tower's Sky Deck ...
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... Navy Pier ...
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and a run-in with Kerry Wood at Wrigley Field.
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Desiree Rogers, Mayor Emanuel's recent pick to lead Choose Chicago, talked up the city.
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One of the segments delved into how the The Second City has served as a pipeline for Saturday Night Live.
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Recent The Second City performer Cecily Strong discussed her first season on SNL.
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Benny the Bull and the LuvaBulls dropped by for the show.
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Reality star and Chicago native Bill Rancic talks up the city.
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Natalie gets acquainted with a Chicago hot dog!
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Some Giordano's pizza in the house. Does it get any more Chicago than that?
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Garrett's Popcorn makes an appearance.
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Eli's Cheesecake created a giant Today Show version.
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Chicago-based Kelli Zink of Celeb TV took Jason Kennedy on a tour of Chicago hot spots, starting with Booth 1 at the Pump Room.
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Listening to some live tunes at B.L.U.E.S. Chicago.
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Belting out karaoke at Blue Frog's Local 22.
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They stopped by RPM Italian, Bill and Giuliana Rancic's popular River North restaurant.
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Paul McGee, head mixologist at RPM Italian, allowed the pair to get behind the bar.
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Dancing on tables at Studio Paris.
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The Shedd Aquarium brought by some fishy friends to showcase on the program.
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Sun-Times columnist Mary Mitchell talks up the city.
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