The man with the golden radio voice opened "" show on Thursday, January 6 morning, announcing live from Studio 1A in Rockefeller Plaza. Despite looking nervous, Ted Williams managed to get a "good job" praise from Meredith Vieira and perhaps from the 7 million people who have watched his famous YouTube video.
Williams is a fairytale story of a man who had his career on track before drugs and booze destroyed it. He ended up homeless and asking for change at Colombus, Ohio intersection. But one thing remains, that is his perfect pipe which was captured on a video made by a local reporter. Within 48 hours after the video was posted on YouTube, Williams received not only attention but also job offers and invitation to appear on national television. "Today" was his first.