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‘TODAY Show’ Headed to Cooperstown Next Week

COOPERSTOWN—Mayor Ellen Tillapaugh received exciting news on the afternoon of Tuesday, December 13 when officials from the “TODAY Show” confirmed the popular live daily television program will broadcast from the village next week.

According to Tillapaugh, Cooperstown local Karen Trosset works for the “TODAY Show” and had encouraged them to consider filming in Cooperstown during the holiday season.

A press release from the “TODAY Show” sent to Tillapaugh reads: “While they may be admiring the beautiful, glittering Rockefeller Christmas tree outside their home studio in New York City, the ‘TODAY Show’ has been looking for holiday cheer across the country for their special series, ‘Merriest Main Street.’ So far this month, they’ve been to Steubenville, Ohio, Georgetown, Colorado and Essex, Connecticut, but they’re not done yet!”

The final stop on the “TODAY Show” seasonal tour will be the Village of Cooperstown next Friday, December 22. “TODAY” will ring out the series here, teaming up with WKTV News Channel 2.

“They would like a crowd assembled by 7 a.m. on Friday, December 22, with signs if desired, in Pioneer Park. I told them I have no idea how many would turn out. There is a crowd scene to be filmed at 7:45 a.m. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be filmed at some point, perhaps waving and going into the cottage,” Tillapaugh explained.

Remarks will be made sometime between 8-8:15 a.m., with the segment concluding at 8:20 a.m. “TODAY Show” officials have indicated there will be more scheduling details next week.

“This is very exciting for our Christmas Village!” an enthusiastic Tillapaugh said.

Stay tuned for more information, as it becomes available.

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