I had a little time to kill this morning so I popped over to the "Today Show" to see if the crowd was bad and I found that there was hardly any crowd at all. I easily got really close up. Here's the back of Al Roker's head. You can see that the TV camera is pointing right at me. I didn't plan this, it just happened that Al walked right up and started talking to this guy in front of me. You can see me on the monitor there on the right.
Here's a blow-up of the monitor.