Rick Perry, the longest-serving governor in Texas history, launched a charm offensive in Iowa on the heels of his announcement that he was joining the GOP presidential race. NBC's Kelly O'Donnell reports. (Nightly News)
Msnbc's Richard Lui looks back on previous State of the Union addresses, and discusses why President Barack Obama may channel the words of past presidents when speaking to America Tuesday night. (msnbc tv)
Dec. 15: Stanley Tucci, who was nominated for a Golden Globe for his role in Peter Jackson's "The Lovely Bones" earlier today, chats with the TODAY hosts about the new movie and helps out with TODAY's annual holiday toy drive.