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'TODAY' show to film in Boston Friday with Dropkick Murphys, Mindy Kaling

Posted by Glenn Yoder  February 14, 2013 01:53 PM

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"TODAY" show hosts (from left) Al Roker, Savannah Guthrie, and Matt Lauer on Feb. 6 in New York.

Last Friday, "TODAY" show weatherman Al Roker rode out the blizzard in Boston. This Friday (Feb. 15), the entire NBC program will be in town.

Anchors Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie will broadcast live from Faneuil Hall's middle rotunda and the West End from 6:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. Already, Emerson sophomore Christian Bergren-Aragon has made it his mission to get some airtime, starting social media and word of mouth campaigns. Celtic punk rockers Dropkick Murphys are slated to perform and it appears Cambridge native Mindy Kaling, formerly of NBC's "The Office" and now starring on FOX's "The Mindy Project," will be stopping by as well.

The program has been soliciting ideas from locals on what Lauer and Guthrie should do while they're in town. To contribute yours, use the hashtag #TODAYinBoston on Twitter.

If you're planning to attend, best bundle up and get there early. The "TODAY" show site recommends showing up at 6:30 a.m. If you find yourself awash in a sea of Boston University students, there's good reason. The school is attempting a "Terrier Takeover" of the broadcast.

Are you planning to go? What should the hosts do while in town? What other surprises do you think may be in store?

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