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N B C Sunrise / Early Today (daytime/news)

     (As "N B C Sunrise": NBC Daytime, 1974 - 1982;
      as "Early Today" I: NBC Daytime, 1982 - 1983;
      as "N B C News At Sunrise": NBC Daytime, 1983 - 1999;
      as "Early Today" II: NBC Daytime, 1999 to present)

     [This show, which aired before the NBC "Today Show", began as a
      kind of hybrid of light news, interviews and features under
      the title of "N B C Sunrise", but was succeeded in 1982 by the
      first show to use the title "Early Today"; but it lasted only
      one year until the show was re-vamped again as a news show in
      1983 under the title "N B C News At Sunrise" (see also "NBC News")
      this incarnation featured a news team anchored by Connie Chung; 
      Eventually the name "Early Today" returned to this time slot 
      more as a business-news "heads-up" kind of show in 1999.]


Theme 1: "N. B. C. Sunrise Theme"

    [above is title as filed for copyright]

     Composer: Ray Ellis (ASCAP/BMI)
              [professional name of Raymond S. Ellis]

     Original Publisher: Living Music, Inc. (BMI)

     2001 Publisher: Living Music, Inc. (BMI)
                        c/o EMI Blackwood,
                        a div. of EMI Music Publishing
                        of New York, NY

     Copyright Date: Dec. 10, 1974; Eu 541 474.
     Renewal   Date:

     Recordings:


Theme #2: "NBC News At Sunrise Theme Close"

    [above is title as per BMI; 

     It is possible that this may be derived from "The Mission"
     THEME by Williams written as a Nightly News THEME in 1986 since
     no separate copyright has yet been found...]

     Composer: John Towner Williams (ASCAP/BMI)

     Original Publisher: Living Music, Inc. (BMI)

     2001 Publisher: Living Music, Inc. (BMI)
                        c/o EMI Blackwood,
                        a div. of EMI Music Publishing
                        of New York, NY

     Copyright Date:
     Renewal   Date:

     Recordings:


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