Ann, you're incorrect. You are watching the Today show on a one hour delay, just as the rest of us in the central time zone are.
I first noticed this a few years ago when you could see it was dark outside in their broadcast when it was already daylight where I am, and with them being on the east coast, that meant, you know....
In any event, that is why they weren't very excited about it during the time you were watching. It hadn't yet happened - or was just happening - when that segment was taped.