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Watch a 16-Month-Old Katie Ledecky Meet Al Roker on Today – and Pose with Michael Jordan and Michael Phelps as a Kid

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Watch a 16-Month-Old Katie Ledecky Meet Al Roker on Today

Originally posted 08/10/2016 02:25PM

These days, Katie Ledecky is out crushing her own world records and racking up the gold medals at the Rio Olympics, but not too long ago she was just another baby on the Today show plaza meeting Al Roker like any N.Y.C. tourist.

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29 Crazy Ridiculous Things That Happened in Sharknado 4: The 4th Awakens

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29 Crazy Ridiculous Things That Happened in Sharknado 4: The 4th Awakens

Originally posted 07/31/2016 10:00PM

The fourth installment of Syfy's mega-popular Sharknado series premiered Sunday. And in case there was any question that The 4th Awakens would be a slight Star Wars parody, the film answered that right away by opening with an "Episode IV" scrolling prologue reminiscent of George Lucas' space franchise.

Ian Ziering was back as chainsaw-touting Fin Shepard, alongside Tara Reid and David Hasselhoff. With a new team of allies by their side, they battled the Sharknados – which this time have evolved into fire-breathing, hail-throwing, sand-blasting threats.

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The Mother of All Surprises: Check Out the Today Show Anchors' Moms' Sweet, Surprise Set Visit

Originally posted 05/06/2016 01:05PM



Stars have long been known for saying, "Hi, mom!" on TV, but this Mother's Day a few small-screen personalities' mothers turned the tables.

The Today show crew thought they'd be sharing a special Mother's Day brunch with a few parents who'd been hand-picked from Rockefeller Plaza, but the anchors were surprised when their own mothers showed up on set.

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Michelle Obama Muses About Her First Day of Post-White-House Life

Michelle Obama Muses About Her First Day of Post-White-House Life

Originally posted 04/08/2016 03:25PM

Michelle Obama knows where she's headed after she and her family leave the White House next year: "somewhere really, really warm."

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Al Roker and Deborah Roberts Dug Deep to Write Their New Book Been There, Done That

Originally posted 01/08/2016 05:55PM

Al Roker needed some convincing to write a book with his wife Deborah Roberts.

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Filed Under: Today, Al Roker

Why Hoda Kotb and Al Roker Celebrate New Year's Eve Early

Originally posted 12/31/2015 08:15AM

New Year's Eve is going to be an early night for Rose Parade hosts Hoda Kotb and Al Roker.

"We can't stay up until midnight since we have to be up at the crack of dawn," Kotb tells PEOPLE.

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Filed Under: TV News, Al Roker, Hoda Kotb
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Al Roker Says an N.Y.C. Cab Passed Him to Pick Up a White Man, Files Discrimination Complaint

Al Roker Says an N.Y.C. Cab Passed Him to Pick Up a White Man, Files Discrimination Complaint

Originally posted 11/23/2015 10:30AM

Al Roker has filed an official complaint after he says he was passed by a New York City taxi that then picked up a white man.

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Filed Under: New York, Al Roker

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Al Roker Attempts to Break the Guinness World Record for Fastest Time to Report the Weather

Originally posted 11/06/2015 08:00AM

Last year Al Roker broadcast a record-breaking 34 straight hours of weather coverage, but now Today's go-to guy is attempting another impressive feat.

As part of Rokerthon 2, the TV personality will travel to all 50 US states and the District of Columbia in just seven days as he tries for the Guinness World Records title for the fastest time to report a weather forecast.

"This will be grueling, but it will be a fun trip," Roker tells PEOPLE. "There is one day where we hit 13 states in one day."

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Brooke Shields Takes the Plunge to Support Breast Cancer Research: The Scoop on Her Daring Dunk!

Brooke Shields Takes the Plunge to Support Breast Cancer Research: The Scoop on Her Daring Dunk!

Originally posted 10/29/2015 12:30PM

Talk about a slam dunk!

Brooke Shields took a turn in TODAY's dunk tank on Thursday as part of the show's "Pink or Swim Challenge," for which they partnered with the Avon Foundation for Women to support breast cancer research.

Earlier this month, TODAY hosts Natalie Morales, Al Roker, Willie Geist and Tamron Hall pledged to get dunked if viewers helped them hit their fundraising goal, and Shields joined in on the charitable fun soon after by pledging $1,000 and promising to sit in the dunk tank as well.

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