Today Show Anchor Retires After 32 Years

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Veteran anchor Mike Leonard, who worked on NBC's Today for more than 30 years, retired Friday.

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His "Leonard's Look" segments highlighted regular folks around the country going about their everyday routines. Asked by co-host Matt Lauer if he had a favorite story from his career at the show, Leonard responded that it was the people he enjoyed rather than their stories. He cited a recent feature on an African-American mail carrier in Chicago who was an integral part of the civil rights movement.

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As part of his final broadcast, Leonard showed a segment highlighting his recent 65th birthday celebration with his family — wife Kathy and their four grown children — at their home in Winnetka, Ill.

Watch Leonard's retirement toast below. Will you miss his Today show segments?

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