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Al Roker

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2013

    PSYched Out: The Today Show's Obsession With Psy

    One of television's longest-running programs, NBC's Today, has recently gone from venerable to vulnerable within the span of about a year. Thanks to more missteps than a line of drunken novice cloggers attempting the Riverdance, the morning show now finds itself routinely rated behind its main compe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2013

    Five Ways the Inaugural Mass is Different from the Presidential Inauguration

    Pope Francis had his inaugural mass in the Vatican Square and, much like a presidential inauguration, a bunch of people came from all corners to bear witness. In some ways, the two inaugurations are not that dissimilar. There is singing. There are speeches. There are glimpses of the new pope and pre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2013

    First World Problems: How Busy Are You That a "Thank You" E-mail is a Problem?

    I have long been a fan of the Dear Abby column. It's not because I think her advice every time is spot on (though it mostly is) or that her folksy, home-grown wisdom is adorable (though it totally is). I mainly like it because I imagine her consternation when reading some of the more over-the-top le ... More >>

  • News

    January 3, 2013

    Zombies and Fiscal Cliffs

    The 10 most overhyped stories of 2012.

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2012

    Superstorms, Mayans, Zombies and BDSM: The 10 Most Over-Hyped Stories of 2012

    Journalists are really fond of writing about stories that went underreported every year. Too often, however, they forget to remind us all that those critical stories that went without needed coverage did so because stories with little merit wound up filling the airwaves and pages of newspapers. Unf ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2012

    Five Lessons Learned from Hurricane Isaac

    The circus has finally left New Orleans as they begin their clean up after Hurricane Isaac dropped boatloads of rain on the Big Easy earlier this week. Despite some dire early warnings and a near-miss of the GOP convention in Tampa Bay, Isaac was fairly tame by hurricane standards. That didn't stop ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2012

    Jack Donaghy: Executive Superhero and Web Exclusive's General Lack of Appeal

    NBC recently debuted an animated Web tie-in series for 30 Rock called either The Jack Donaghy Files or Jack Donaghy: Executive Superhero. The titles appear to be interchangeable, which really highlights the level of commitment and confidence the network has in the production. The three-minute segm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2011

    Thanksgiving Television Episodes That Didn't Knock Us Out From Tryptophan

    We can't lie and say that Thanksgiving television specials give us that same warm and fuzzy feeling as their Yuletide counterparts. For starters, there are very few of them and it is difficult to find them anywhere besides the Hallmark Channel. Lucky enough, regularly scheduled television uses the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2011

    Where to See Some Live Music on Thanksgiving (and the Wednesday before)

    We all need a place to mellow out after a day of dealing with family. Don't get us wrong, we love our families. It's just that, getting together with the extended crew can take a toll and relaxing with some live, local music helps take the edge off. Holidays like Christmas and Thanksgiving fit neatl ... More >>

  • News

    January 2, 2003

    A Figure to Die For

    Community Health Systems cashed in big on the stomach stapling rage. It almost cost Kaye Parsley her life.

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