Tomorrow morning will be crabby for those on the Loyola University Maryland quad, where Al Roker and company are stopping by to film an episode of the “Today” show.
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When the Today Show’s Matt Lauer announced on Wednesday that the trial of a Charleston, South Carolina, police officer involved in the death of Walter Scott received a mistrial, viewers may have been surprised to see Baltimore on the screen.
UPDATE: Two lucky pairs won in a tie, after finding the hidden envelope at the Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower… within one (!!) minute.
Attention early-rising Baltimoreans: If you’re reading this before, say, 6:45 AM, you still have time to hightail it to the Inner Harbor to hunt for a bunch of prizes stashed in an envelope, or at least snag a selfie with Al Roker.
When the Today show went looking one American city on which to focus a year-long health and fitness project, they wound up picking Baltimore. According to the Sun, the show solicited opinions from viewers, and of the thousands of messages they received, the “very passionate and heartfelt comments” that came from Baltimoreans sealed the deal.
In a way, it’s a dubious honor, but if it can help make a dent in our rates of diabetes and obesity, then bring it on. The show will send their weekend anchors to Baltimore for health and fitness events. Those events will be recorded and turned into segments for the show.
One of the most beloved personalities on television, Al Roker has adoring fans, beautiful children and a wonderful marriage. But he has also had a lifelong struggle with his weight. When his dying father made him promise to lose the excess weight for good, Roker was dedicated to keep his word but stumped as to how.
From suffering the daily indignities of being fat, to zip lining with the cast of the Today show and training for a marathon in Paris, Never Goin’ Back reveals some of his most hilarious, heartbreaking and victorious moments in Roker’s lifelong, and at times very public, struggle for health and confidence. His words will ring true for those who are fighting similar battles, and his trademark humor and warmth offer a road map to a new outlook on life.
About the Author:
Al Roker is known to over 30 million viewers for his work on NBC’s Today show, a role that has earned him 10 Emmy awards. He lives in Manhattan with his wife, ABC News and20/20 correspondent Deborah Roberts, and has two daughters and a son.
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