Biden wishes Americans happy, closer-to-normal Thanksgiving
NANTUCKET, Mass. — (AP) — President Joe Biden on Thursday wished Americans a happy and closer-to-normal Thanksgiving, the second celebrated in the shadow of the coronavirus pandemic, in remarks welcoming the resumption of holiday traditions in many homes. From Nantucket, the Bidens also called in to the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, briefly bantering with NBC broadcaster Al Roker. Shut out a year ago, spectators again lined the route as some 8,000 participants joined the parade and marching bands from around the country played. Parade employees and volunteers had to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and wear masks.wftv.com
The Atlantic Announces NBCUniversal News Group as Exclusive Media Partner of The Atlantic Festival
NBC News journalists Hoda Kotb, Al Roker, Craig Melvin, Harry Smith, and Kelly O’Donnell to moderate festival interviews with EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan, Senator Marco Rubio, Dallas Mavericks CEO Cynthia “Cynt” Marshall, and the cast and producers of American Rusttheatlantic.com
Willard Scott, weatherman on NBC's 'Today' show, dies at 87
Obit Willard Scott FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012, file photo, former "Today" show weatherman Willard Scott attends the "Today" show 60th anniversary celebration at the Edison Ballroom in New York. Scott, the beloved weatherman who charmed viewers of NBC’s “Today” show with his self-deprecating humor and cheerful personality, has died at age 78. Al Roker, his successor on the morning news show, announced that Scott died peacefully Saturday morning, Sept. 4, 2021, surrounded by family. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, File) (Evan Agostini)NEW YORK — (AP) — Willard Scott, the beloved weatherman who charmed viewers of NBC's “Today” show with his self-deprecating humor and cheerful personality, has died. His successor on the morning news show, Al Roker, announced that Scott died peacefully Saturday morning surrounded by family.wftv.com
Fox meteorologist Dean turns into fierce Cuomo critic
(AP Photo)NEW YORK – To Fox News Channel's Janice Dean, New York Gov. “He needs to go to jail!” she thundered on “Fox & Friends.”Dean isn't a political commentator — she's Fox's senior meteorologist. AdYet Dean has made some dubious public claims about the impact of Cuomo's nursing home order and another news organization's coverage. Stories emerged about the lengths to which the governor and his staff went to conceal the number of virus deaths among New York nursing home residents. Best is also seen holding a sign saying, “Cuomo killed my mother.”___Dean waves off thoughts of a political future, but others don't.
NYC steakhouse stunt: A wax Don Draper hanging at the bar
A wax statue of actor John Hamm stands by the bar with a drink at Peter Luger Steakhouse on Friday, Feb, 26, 2021, in New York. The statue, on loan from Madame Tussauds, will help fill out the restaurant during COVID-19 occupancy restrictions. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)NEW YORK – It’s a promotion that could be straight out of the “Mad Men” Don Draper playbook. Other figures on loan from Madame Tussauds include Michael Strahan, Jimmy Fallon, Al Roker and Audrey Hepburn in Holly Golightly of “Breakfast at Tiffany's” mode. After that, they'll return to the recently reopened Madame Tussauds in midtown Manhattan.
Al Roker to take time off work to battle prostate cancer
This image released by NBC shows Al Roker on the set of the "Today" show in New York on Feb. 11, 2020. Roker has revealed that he has been diagnosed with prostate cancer and will be undergoing surgery to have his prostate removed. Its a good news-bad news kind of thing, Roker said Friday on NBC's Today. (Nathan Congleton/NBC via AP)NEW YORK – Weatherman and morning TV co-host Al Roker has revealed that he has been diagnosed with prostate cancer and will be undergoing surgery to have his prostate removed. “It’s a good news-bad news kind of thing,” Roker said Friday on NBC's “Today.” “Good news is we caught it early.
NBCUniversal will devote more time to news as it cuts commercial airtime
Al Roker, NBCUniversal kicks off it's new Peacock streaming service on TODAY at 30 Rockefeller Plaza. NBCUniversal said Monday it's reducing commercial time and offering resources like more access to talent and remote production without fees to its advertising partners. The company wouldn't specify precisely how much commercial time was being reduced. Because of reduced commercial time, NBCU said it will devote more time to news divisions at NBC News, MSNBC, CNBC and Telemundo for updates and special programming. Disclosure: NBCUniversal is the parent company of CNBC.cnbc.com
NBC's streaming service Peacock will have free version and two subscription tiers starting at $4.99
NBCUniversal unveiled its Peacock streaming service to investors Thursday, highlighted by a free-for-all version that stands out in an increasingly crowded online video market. Al Roker, NBCUniversal kicks off it's new Peacock streaming service on TODAY at 30 Rockefeller Plaza. Nathan Congleton | NBCUThere will also be two paid tiers of Peacock called Peacock Premium. Late Night fans with earlier bedtimes will be able to watch "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" at 8 p.m. Free Peacock Premium for Comcast and Cox customerscnbc.com
Orlando Pulse survivor talks to NRA member about guns on 'Today'
She proudly teaches her 9-year-old granddaughter how to use guns.When she goes to college, its not going to be me too, said Ezell. Its going to be a not me.In her view, any regulation, like red flag laws or limits on high capacity rifles, goes against each Americans right to defend themselves and will do little in preventing a mass shooter. She did say that mentally ill people proven to be a threat to harm themselves or others shouldnt have guns.Even with her affinity for firearms, Ezell thinks gun violence is an issue, and that officials need to do more to keep communities safe. Given Ezells lack of experience being shot at, it ended up being her abstract principles largely confronting Wolfs lived-in pain.Out of that pain, Wolf has found resolve. He sees the generations of kids who go through active shooter drills growing up doing something about it.orlandoweekly.com