A look back at 2007, Part Three: Willie Geist

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What would Morning Joe be without the inimitable Willie Geist? He’s been with us since 2007, offering snappy commentary all the way through. We take a look back now at two of Mr. Geist’s finest moments from our first year on the air.

Willie prepares a breakfast bagel

Willie traveled far for this November 16, 2007 segment: to the corner of 50th Street and 6th Avenue in midtown Manhattan, to be exact, on what the common New Yorker is eating for breakfast every morning.

Cart vendor Abdul tells Willie which food and beverage items are the most popular, and notice that Willie does the whole interview wearing but one latex glove! Hmm.

Willie rides a Zamboni

That’s right! Willie Geist went down to the Rockefeller Center ice rink on December 13, 2007 to score an interview with Zamboni driver Nelson Corporan, who at that time, had been on the job for 16 years.

In 2011, Corporan detailed his routine for the New York Times.

 

A look back at 2007, Part Three: Willie Geist

Updated