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Amtrak Today Show button.

Promotional button to celebrate the NBC Today Show aboard Amtrak in 1985. Metal button with pin; measures approximately 3" across.

Amtrak <i>Today Show</i> button.
In May 1985, NBC's Today Show hosted by Bryant Gumbel and Jane Pauley took a five day trip across the central United States via a special Amtrak train billed as the Today Express. Beginning in Houston and ending in Cincinnati, the tour traveled 2,500 miles and also included stops in New Orleans, Memphis and Indianapolis. The button features the show's sunrise logo as well as a stylized Amtrak locomotive in Phase III livery. From the Ann Owens Collection.