02:12 PM EDT 11/11/2013
Originally posted 11/07/2013 11:50AM
A private moment played out quite publicly for Matt Lauer and Al Roker on Wednesday, as they got prostate exams live on NBC's Today show to help spread the word about the importance of regular checkups.
"It doesn't hurt at all," said Lauer, 55, of the rectal procedure, which took place behind a closed door at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York as cameras waited outside.
"Is it the best 34 seconds of your life? Probably not. But if in 34 seconds a [doctor] can detect something that might save your life, what are we talking about?"
Originally posted 08/21/2013 05:00PM
Originally posted 06/21/2013 09:10AM
Days after it was revealed that she admitted to using the N-word in the past, Paula Deen canceled at the last minute a live TV interview with Today's Matt Lauer.
The southern cook, 66, had been scheduled to appear on Friday's broadcast to discuss her admission under oath in a deposition for a discrimination lawsuit that she has used racial epithets.
But, according to Lauer, Deen's rep contacted the show moments before she was set to appear live and told producers that she is "exhausted" after flying into New York overnight and would not be showing up at the studio.
"We had planned to have an exclusive live interview with Paula Deen this morning," Lauer announced on-air Friday. "We spoke several times with her people yesterday and then I spoke with Paula yesterday afternoon. We arranged an interview this morning. We agreed there would be no restrictions to that interview only that it would be an open and candid exchange."
Originally posted 05/16/2013 10:00AM
When Al Roker was cooking up a storm at the 2012 South Beach Food and Wine Festival, he found that his pulled pork was super-popular with diners. The Today weatherman's favorite way to serve it? "With collard greens, cornbread and coleslaw," he tells PEOPLE.
If you don't have all the savory sides, you can still slow-cook a batch of Roker's delicious dish. Just be sure to give yourself some time!
Originally posted 01/07/2013 06:00PM
Al Roker made an embarrassing admission during Dateline on Sunday when he recalled an incident that happened after undergoing gastric bypass surgery in 2002.
While being interviewed by correspondent Nancy Snyderman, MD, the weatherman – who lost more than 100 lbs. following the surgery – confessed to having an accident while at the White House.
Originally posted 09/24/2012 04:00PM
No one is more surprised about Al Roker's new puppy than Al Roker himself.
The Today show coanchor recently adopted a 10-week-old female rescue dog named Pepper, but still can't believe that the shaggy dog is actually his.
"This is the kind of dog I used to make fun of ... not a real dog. And swore we wouldn't get one," he Tweeted Monday with a collage of photos featuring the black-and-white pup. "God works in mysterious ways."
Originally posted 05/10/2012 08:30AM
Originally posted 04/06/2012 07:15AM
Hardly a cliffhanger, given that the news broke out Thursday, but still nice to know – Matt Lauer is sticking with Today, he confirmed on Friday's program.
The NBC morning host first joked that he was developing a new show in which viewers could tune in every day and "see the host lose a little bit more of his hair." Failing that, Lauer said, "This is my family, this is my show ... let's keep going."
His co-host Ann Curry and weatherman Al Roker applauded, and Curry called his announcement "a huge bit of great news."
Originally posted 06/08/2011 08:55AM
Originally posted 11/07/2010 07:00AM
There will be plenty of recognizable runners in the crowd at the New York City Marathon on Sunday.
Al Roker, cancer survivor Ethan Zohn, Chilean miner Edison Peña, Howard Stern sidekick Robin Quivers, Anthony Edwards, Ryan Sutter and Veronica Webb are among this year's celebrity participants.
"Almost everybody's bucket list includes running the ING New York City Marathon," Roker said in a statement. "Just the though of being able to start this race gives me goose bumps. As does the fear that the weather might turn ugly."
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