AL ROKER IS THE
He's undeniably a charismatic
component of our current pop
culture. But is Al Roker really
the "mightiest man" on TV?
I'm not a particularly big television fan. In fact, with exception of maybe a couple of clever sitcoms, I typically only tune in news programs — particularly morning news programs. During a recent edition of The Today Show, I caught a shot of an enthusiastic fan standing outside the show's NYC studio, holding a placard that read — "I just traveled 1,400 miles to see Al Roker." Hmm. This got me thinking. After nearly 20 years on TODAY, Al Roker is more than an experienced meteorologist / TV personality / actor / author — he is, for many Americans, a family member. Heck, I've personally woken up with Roker more mornings than I did with my ex-wife — and probably under better circumstances. Then it came crashing to me like a bolt of lightening. Hold the phone! Stop the presses! Call StarKist! Given his unmatched professionalism, his unique ability to connect with viewers, his vast world experiences, his engaging personal perspectives and his heartfelt philanthropy — AL ROKER IS THE MIGHTIEST MAN ON TELEVISION!
He's a humanitarian
Among other charities, Roker is a longtime
supporter of Ronald McDonald House.
|Al Roker at the Iowa Homeless Youth Center.|
Risking his own life for the
sake of his loyal audience,
Roker reported LIVE from
inside Hurricane Wilma in 2005.
|Roker, risking it all in 2005.|
Roker is not only a frequent VIP
at Hollywood's glitziest galas,
he's also friends with the president
AND Kermit. Plus, his cousin is
musician / actor, Lenny Kravitz!
|It's not what you know, it's who ya know!|
He's a fashionista
Roker's fabulous fashion sensibility is
second only to (maybe) Adam Lambert.
|Go ahead and give yourself TWO|
thumbs-up on this one, Al!.
He's a bona fide superstar
Roker has appeared on episodes of Sesame
holds the record for most appearances
|Only the "mightiest" make it on The Simpsons!|
He possesses true
honesty and integrity
I used to work for a famous
rock star who once told me,
"All we have in life is our reputation."
To me, Roker's rep is impeccable.
|Al Roker - the most honest man in America?|
Like Superman, Al Roker is
seemingly invincible. He's endured
gastric bypass surgery, a knee
replacement and a back operation,
yet nothing can stop him —
except for maybe an expired jar of
The modern-day "Man of Steel!"
He's "man candy!"
Roker is SO hot, he's
almost too steamy for TV.
Chicks dig him
C'mon gals, you all know it's true!
|As they say, "two's company."|
But for Al Roker, "three's a party!"
He's a straight shooter
Roker has zero patience or tolerance
for bullies and fools — even when
they're current pop culture darlings.
And he created the single most
compelling moment in American
television history in February 2015,
when he called out rap person
Kanye West for being a disruptive
punk during Beck's acceptance at
the Grammy Awards ceremony.
Go ahead and "preach it," Al!
"Why take away someone
else's moment? Are you
(Kanye) that egotistical or
that needy that you have
to do something like that?
Respect other people.
Shut up, sit down and stop
it. Just shut up and stop it!"
In sum, I love me some Al Roker. He IS the mightiest man on television. And in my world, he's an American treasure. Now, here's what's happening in your neck of the woods...
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