FYI January 14, 2021

On This Day

1952 – NBC’s long-running morning news program Today debuts, with host Dave Garroway.[8]
Today (also called The Today Show or informally, NBC News Today) is an American news and talk morning television show that airs on NBC. The program debuted on January 14, 1952. It was the first of its genre on American television and in the world, and after 68 years of broadcasting it is fifth on the list of longest-running United States television series.

Originally a weekday two-hour program from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., it expanded to Sundays in 1987 and Saturdays in 1992. The weekday broadcast expanded to three hours in 2000, and to four hours in 2007 (though over time, the third and fourth hours became distinct entities). Today’s dominance was virtually unchallenged by the other networks until the late 1980s, when it was overtaken by ABC’s Good Morning America.

Today retook the Nielsen ratings lead the week of December 11, 1995, and held onto that position for 852 consecutive weeks until the week of April 9, 2012, when Good Morning America topped it again. Today maintained its No. 2 status behind GMA from the summer of 2012 until it regained the lead in the aftermath of anchor Matt Lauer’s departure in November 2017.[2][3] In 2002, Today was ranked No. 17 on TV Guide’s 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time.[4]

The entertainment magazine Variety reported the 2016 advertising revenue during the first two hours of the show was $508.8 million.[5]



Born On This Day

1862 – Carrie Derick, Canadian botanist and geneticist (d. 1941)[22]
Carrie Matilda Derick (January 14, 1862 – November 10, 1941)[2] was a Canadian botanist and geneticist, the first female professor in a Canadian university, and the founder of McGill University’s Genetics Department.[3][4]




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Treacher Collins syndrome (TCS) is a genetic disorder characterized by deformities of the ears, eyes, cheekbones, and chin.[5] The degree to which a person is affected, however, may vary from mild to severe.[5] Complications may include breathing problems, problems seeing, cleft palate, and hearing loss.[5] Those affected generally have average intelligence.[5]

TCS is usually autosomal dominant.[5] More than half the time it occurs as a result of a new mutation rather than being inherited from a person’s parents.[5] The involved genes may include TCOF1, POLR1C, or POLR1D.[5] Diagnosis is generally suspected based on symptoms and X-rays, and potentially confirmation by genetic testing.[3]

Treacher Collins syndrome is not curable.[6] Symptoms may be managed with reconstructive surgery, hearing aids, speech therapy, and other assistive devices.[6] Life expectancy is generally normal.[6] TCS occurs in about one in 50,000 people.[5] The syndrome is named after Edward Treacher Collins, an English surgeon and ophthalmologist, who described its essential traits in 1900.[7][8]








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