The Today Show: Paul Reiser, Drake Bell (NBC Monday May 20, 2024)

The Today Show

The Today Show is kicking off the week with an exclusive feature on Princess Diana’s dresses, which are going to auction in Studio 1A. The show will also feature an interview with actor and musician Drake Bell, who will share his story of overcoming adversity. Additionally, celebrated editor and journalist Tina Brown will join the show to discuss the upcoming Aspen Ideas Festival, and dog trainer Andrea Arden will offer expert advice on National Dog Rescue Day.

Princess Diana’s Dresses Going to Auction

A collection of Princess Diana’s dresses will be auctioned in Studio 1A, following a recent record-breaking sale of one of her gowns for $1.1 million. The late Princess of Wales’s fashion continues to captivate and influence, with her dresses fetching astronomical prices at auctions. One of her iconic black and blue evening gowns, designed by Jacques Azagury, sold for 11 times its estimated value, setting a new record for the highest sum paid for one of her dresses. The upcoming auction in Studio 1A will showcase more of her iconic fashion pieces, providing a glimpse into the timeless style of Princess Diana.

Drake Bell Shares His Story

Jared Drake Bell, the American actor and musician known for his roles in Nickelodeon shows like “The Amanda Show” and “Drake & Josh,” will join The Today Show for an interview. Bell will share his story, including his recent revelation of being a victim of child sexual abuse by a dialogue coach who worked on Nickelodeon shows. Bell’s courage to speak out has inspired many, and his journey of healing and advocacy is sure to resonate with viewers.

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Tina Brown and the Aspen Ideas Festival

Award-winning journalist, editor, and author Tina Brown will curate the 20th Aspen Ideas Festival, held from June 23 to 29, 2024. Brown, a veteran journalist and former editor-in-chief of renowned publications like Vanity Fair and The New Yorker, will be responsible for developing the agenda and assembling an extraordinary cast of speakers. The festival, in partnership with NBCUniversal News Group, will bring together brilliant leaders and thinkers from around the globe to discuss ideas that shape our world.

Andrea Arden on National Dog Rescue Day

Andrea Arden, a renowned dog trainer, author, and media personality, will join The Today Show to mark National Dog Rescue Day. Arden, who has been named the best dog trainer in New York by multiple publications, will offer expert advice and insights on dog behavior, training, and adoption. With her extensive experience and passion for helping people develop better relationships with their companion animals, Arden is dedicated to improving the lives of dogs and their owners.

Consumer Confidential: Hidden Junk Fees

The show will also include a segment on hidden junk fees, a timely topic given the Biden administration’s recent proposal to ban these deceptive charges. From concert tickets to hotel stays, junk fees have become a common frustration for consumers. The segment will offer valuable insights on how to identify and avoid these unexpected charges, empowering viewers to make more informed choices when booking their next vacation or purchasing tickets for their favorite artist’s concert.

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Zinhle Essamuah’s Personal Health Journey and Women’s Health

Zinhle Essamuah, a notable figure in the field of women’s health, will share her personal health journey and offer insights on what women need to know about their well-being. Essamuah’s story and expertise will provide valuable information for viewers, helping them take charge of their health and make informed decisions regarding their bodies.

Paul Reiser and Michael McDonald: What a Fool Believes: A Memoir

Actors and comedians Paul Reiser and Michael McDonald will join forces to discuss their new memoir, “What a Fool Believes.” The two comedy veterans will offer a lighthearted and entertaining interview, sharing stories from their book and their illustrious careers.

Countdown to Paris with Mallory Weggemann

Mallory Weggemann, a Paralympic swimmer and medalist, will join the show to discuss her journey to the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games. Weggemann, a champion in the pool and an advocate for disability rights, will share her training regimen, goals for the upcoming Games, and how she navigates the challenges of being a Paralympic athlete.

The Today Show airs Monday May 2024 at 7.00am on NBC.

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