Watch the first clip on Youtube.com. In anticipation of moving to Turkey, online I watched several segments of NBC's Today Show, in which Matt Lauer (in 2008) offered a great, "live" introduction to Istanbul, and to Turkey in general.
In the second clip, he took a whirlwind tour of the city.
Then Matt stood in Sultanamet Square, and broadcast live from there.
Next, Matt offered fascinating facts about Turkey.
He interviewed two American women on what it's like to live in Turkey.
Next Matt entered the famous Blue Mosque in Istanbul, bringing the cameras with him.
Then he sampled the food.
NBC correspondent Lester Holt joined Matt to talk about his grand tour of numerous Turkish tourist destinations, including Bodrum, Parmakkale, Cappadocia, and Ephesus. Matt added a brief tour of the Topkapi Palace, home of the sultans of the Ottoman Empire.
Lastly, he answered viewers' emails and went shopping for gifts.