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.
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?