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After working through the holiday, Savannah Guthrie of TODAY's morning show has chosen to forego her responsibilities.

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During the programme on Tuesday morning, the 50-year-old was not in the chair she normally occupies behind the news desk.

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In order to avoid doing her obligations on The Today Show on

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Savannah covered the Thanksgiving celebrations during the previous week.

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Instead, Sheinelle Jones and Craig Melvin joined Savannah's co-host Hoda Kotb, 58, for the first and second hours of the programme.

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Savannah was also absent from the daily Pop Start portion of The Today Show.

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The show's 49-year-old presenter, Carson Daly, who often provides the lighthearted news stories,

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 was not present; NBC news journalist Jacob Soboroff took over as host.

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Throughout the episode, the remaining hosts congregated around a white couch in Studio 1A.

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They were joined by meteorologist Al Roker, 68, who is recovering from health concerns, and Dylan Dreyer, 41, who has been doubling her duties.

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Savannah has been absent after covering the Thanksgiving holiday's activities for the entire week.

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The mother of two demonstrated her enthusiasm for the yearly Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Wednesday by dancing inside the studio to a live marching band.

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The Today Show examined what it takes to stage the historic event ahead of the 96th parade.