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Al Roker: ’1 Term’ de Blasio Tweet Was ‘Below the Line’

“Today” show weatherman Al Roker apologized for a tweet predicting New York City mayor Bill de Blasio would only hold office for one term. While he was having dinner with Willie Geist and other “Today” show colleagues last night in Sochi, Roker fired off several tweets calling out the mayor for keeping schools open during yesterday’s snowstorm.

“That was a little below the line,” said Roker about the 1 term tweet, adding, “everything else I still stand by.”

Adding insult to injury, here’s how the first AP story on the matter was written:

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The Fox Ticker: Smith, Greta, Baier

  • Greta Van Susteren puts on her lawyer hat in a blog post advising Tea Party groups who feel persecuted by the IRS. She says the IRS denying them tax exempt status would be the best outcome so they can then appeal.

  • Bret Baier is apparently the apple of one social media user’s eye: Baier the teddy bear claimed the top spot on a user-generated BuzzFeed Valentine’s Day list.

Bret Baier Teddy bear

Al Roker’s Severe Forecast for NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio: ’1 Term’

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has been taking some heat today for keeping city schools open during the snow storm, and “Today’s” Al Roker joined in via Sochi.

Roker was tweeting away during a press conference Mayor de Blasio gave this morning, with Willie Geist offering the visual. Read more

Matt Lauer and Al Roker Enlist Norwegian Curlers to Find Olympic Swagger

SwaggerMatt Lauer and Al Roker‘s search for some “Olympic swagger” brought them to the curling crew from Norway on this morning’s “Today” show.

“I think what we’re missing is some type of swagger…some type of bold statement,” Lauer said.

“Norwegian curlers,” Roker said, with the team conveniently standing next to them.

The Scandinavian athletes advised the hosts to don crazy colorful threads, and lent them their outfits.

The full-body red, white, and blue apparently turned eyes, as the rest of the “Today” crew got in on the colorful wardrobe.

Today crew

Matt Lauer Will Be Filling in for Bob Costas, As Eye Infection Spreads

CostasEyesLauerBob Costas‘s eye infection, most likely pink eye, is getting worse. So much so, that Matt Lauer will be filling in for him on NBC’s primetime coverage tonight.

The infection, which began on the first day of NBC’s Sochi coverage, has spread from Costas’ left eye to his right eye. Last night, Costas’ reddened eyes lit up Twitter.  This morning on “Today” Lauer and Al Roker talked about how they saw Costas having breakfast in the hotel. “You gotta feel for the guy,” said Lauer. Costas then called in to the show and broke the news to Lauer that he’ll be filling in. Costas used a baseball metaphor to pitch the news.

“I was trying to throw a complete game here,” said Costas. “But I think we’re going to have to go to the bullpen. And I don’t know if you’re aware of this, or not, but you’re Mariano Rivera at least tonight.”

Screen Shot 2014-02-11 at 9.11.40 AMLauer groaned: “So I’m going to step in for you tonight? The master of Olympic prime time?”

“I believe that’s it. And let’s hope it’s only tonight. Because right now I’m walking around — I might as well be playing Marco Polo. I have no idea where I am.”

During NBC’s late night show last night, Costas took a sip of Russian vodka adding, “My eyes can’t get any redder.” After he heard the news this morning, Lauer said, “I’ll be doing the shots of vodka starting in about 15 minutes.”

Lauer’s turn in prime time will pair him with his old “Today” show EP Jim Bell who is heading up NBC’s Olympics coverage.

Video from the “Today” show after the jump…

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Morning Shows Wear Red For Women’s Heart Health

Anchors and correspondents across the morning shows wore red on the air today for National Wear Red Day, which raises awareness for women’s heart health.

Among those participating: ABC’s Robin Roberts, Ginger Zee, Lara Spencer, George Stephanopoulos and Josh Elliott; NBC’s Natalie Morales, Savannah Guthrie, Al Roker and Jenna Bush Hager; CBS’ Gayle King, Charlie Rose and Norah O’Donnell; Fox News’ Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Heather Nauert and Maria Molina; CNN’s Kate Bolduan and Chris Cuomo; CNBC’s Andrew Ross Sorkin and Sara Eisen; Barbara Walters, Sherri Shepard and Jenny McCarthy of “The View” and Kelly Ripa of “Live.”

‘Today’ Ticker: Top Job, Iced Out, Snowed In

  • Al Roker took on Georgia officials for being ill-prepared for Tuesday’s storm. “They took a gamble. They didn’t want to pre-treat the roads. I don’t think they wanted to spend the money,” said Roker. “This was poor planning on the mayor’s part and on the governor’s part.”

Sam Champion to Make Weather Channel Debut

sam championAs a winter storm bears down on the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, Sam Champion will make his debut on The Weather Channel today. Champion joined The Weather Channel in December and will debut his morning show in March.

Champion will be on from 4-8pmET from The Weather Channel’s Atlanta studios. He will be joined for coverage of “Winter Storm Janus” by Jim Cantore and Kait Parker from Washington, D.C., Mike Seidel from Plymouth, Mass. and Stephanie Abrams from New York City. The network, which says it will devote round-the-clock coverage to the storm through Wednesday night, will also have a special edition of “Wake Up With Al” tomorrow at 5 a.m. Al Roker will report from Boston.

The ramped-up storm coverage comes as the standoff between The Weather Channel and DIRECTV enters its second week.

That Time Carson Daly Started a Meme Called #Rokering

With every awkward morning show moment, a viral meme can’t be far behind. It all started when Jeff Rossen took Al Roker‘s seat at the “Today” anchor desk on Friday, forcing Roker to lurk awkwardly in the background. Carson Daly spotted Roker next to a lamp with a half-bored, half-grouchy look on his face and saw the viral potential: he posted an Instagram picture replicating the pose, and #Rokering was born

Lost Remote has more #Rokering pictures.

How the 3rd and 4th Hours of ‘Today’ are Doing

TodayThirdHourWhile the first two hours of NBC’s “Today” remain in second place in the mornings, the show’s third and fourth hours are seeing some of the best numbers in years.

The third hour, now called “Today’s Take” and co-hosted by Al Roker, Natalie Morales and Willie Geist, finished 2013 with its best fourth quarter in total viewers since 2006, averaging more than 3.6 million viewers.

The fourth hour, hosted by Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford, had its best-ever total viewer audience for a fourth quarter averaging 2.3 million viewers. There’s also a 2am encore, apparently popular with college students, that draws an additional 700,000 viewers (there’s likely a drinking game involved).

The third hour of “Today” has been around since 1999 when it was called “Later Today.” In 2000, it became an extension of the then-No.1 morning show. Fourth hour hosts Kotb and Gifford are approaching 6 years together.

Every autumn, many local stations replace their post-network morning newscasts — whether it be “Live with Kelly & Michael,” “The Queen Latifah Show,” “Dr. Phil” or “Judge Judy” — making the later hours of “Today” a consistent place to turn in the mid-mornings.

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