Podcast: Roker and Melvin share magical Olympic memories
In today’s episode of The Podium, Roker banters with his friend and Today partner Craig Melvin as they reflect on magical Olympic Opening Ceremony memories from Atlanta, Beijing and other Games. They also discuss the heightened appeal and excitement delivered by live sports “in an era where so much is on demand.”
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.
Metro Detroit surgeon aims to reduce disparity of Black men dying from prostate cancer
DETROIT – Prostate cancer survivor Dr. Isaac Powell has treated thousands of cancer patients and has decades of research experience. He’s working on finding a drug that will fight the genes responsible for a more aggressive form of prostate cancer, particularly in Black men. When it comes to prostate cancer in Black men, the numbers are staggering. There’s also the fear of the diagnosis of prostate cancer, to many men the diagnosis is considered a death sentence. Powell and a team of researchers have identified a profile of genes responsible for a more aggressive prostate cancer.
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.
TODAY’s Al Roker reveals prostate cancer diagnosis
Longtime TODAY Show meteorologist Al Roker announced that he has been diagnosed with prostate cancer and will be undergoing surgery to have his prostate removed. Roker said he wanted to publicly reveal his diagnosis to spotlight the fact that 1 in 7 African American men, 1 in 9 men overall, will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. “It’s a good news-bad news kind of thing,” Roker said. @AlRoker discusses the surgery he will undergo next week to remove his prostate. pic.twitter.com/hbNolSVUHA — TODAY (@TODAYshow) November 6, 2020“I don’t want people thinking, ‘Oh, poor Al,’ you know, because I’m gonna be OK,” Roker said.