1. Jonathan Tisch and Hoda Kotb
5 Things We Learned About Hoda Kotb Last Night
Hoda’s grandmother was one of the first female doctors in Egypt.
Hoda drove around the country auditioning for her first job for 10 days, receiving 27 rejections, before getting hired at a TV station in Greenville, MS.
"Don’t hog your journey; it’s not just for you.” This advice from a stranger convinced her to publically share her experience with breast cancer.
Kathie Lee Gifford taught her to be a better listener. One day her Today Show co-host urged Hoda to toss her cue cards for a more authentic tone. Hoda said, “For the very fist time, we really talked.”
She met her current boyfriend, Joel, at a book signing.
 Watch the full video.

    Jonathan Tisch and Hoda Kotb

    5 Things We Learned About Hoda Kotb Last Night

    1. Hoda’s grandmother was one of the first female doctors in Egypt.
    2. Hoda drove around the country auditioning for her first job for 10 days, receiving 27 rejections, before getting hired at a TV station in Greenville, MS.
    3. "Don’t hog your journey; it’s not just for you.” This advice from a stranger convinced her to publically share her experience with breast cancer.
    4. Kathie Lee Gifford taught her to be a better listener. One day her Today Show co-host urged Hoda to toss her cue cards for a more authentic tone. Hoda said, “For the very fist time, we really talked.”
    5. She met her current boyfriend, Joel, at a book signing.

    Watch the full video.

  2. NBC Nightly News anchor was interviewed by Jonathan Tisch, chairman of Loews Hotels, on Wednesday night at 92Y. (Read what TVNewser had to say.)

    In the clip here, Williams talks about covering Katrina, Newtown, and advice he doesn’t give his daughter, who graduated from Yale. (Williams has 18 college credits.) On Katrina, “almost a human rights failure,” he told Tisch: 

    "Katrina offended me. It meant that every president from Lyndon Johnson on had either lied to me or had been betrayed by public policy."

    The Huffington Post and The New York Post have more.

    See what’s coming up at 92Y Talks, including Jeffrey Sachs with Claudia Dreifus, Gloria Steinem, Queer in America, David Cross, and more.