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Palin Previews 'Today' Show Appearance

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Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will co-host the Today Show on Tuesday.(AP Photo/Fox News, Fred Watkins)

Sarah Palin will host NBC's the Today show tomorrow, but she's not nervous. In fact, she thinks the rest of the hosts of the show should be nervous.

"How nervous should you all be, perhaps?" Palin said when asked if she was apprehensive about anything in advance her hosting stint on Tuesday morning. Palin chatted with the show's hosts over the phone while she was in transit from Alaska to New York.

The playful ribbing continued when host Matt Lauer referenced an incident during the 2008 elections when Palin was interviewed by Katie Couric and couldn't name a single newspaper she read. Couric will be hosting rival morning show ABC's Good Morning America on Tuesday at the same time as Palin. Couric, however, is co-hosting all this week.

"What are you doing to prepare? Are you reading some newspapers?" Lauer asked to laughs from his colleagues.

"That's a fine 'How do you do.' That's a great start. Here we go," Palin responded.

Palin offered a sneak peak into what she'll want to bring to the show: Even though three states are holding primary votes on Tuesday, Palin doesn't just want to talk politics.

"Hopefully, you know, we won't bore viewers with too much in-depth political talk. But, there's so many issues going on, with energy prices, and you know, some national security issues that have to be addressed," she said.

And despite the ribbing she took from Lauer, Palin did say she appreciated the opportunity to join the hosts for Tuesday's show -- albeit with a bit of a backhanded compliment.

"I appreciate NBC's boldness in having me on. Doesn't it kind of reflect so much the diversity of opinion that I hear that you all espouse?" she said.

 
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