‘Today’: What Al Roker Would Tell His Younger Self

by Jeremy Spirogis
Al Roker

It’s at all times fascinating to seek out out what nearly anybody would converse to a youthful model of themselves if that they had the prospect.

It’s particularly insightful when it comes from a celeb or public determine, who appears to have all of it collectively.

Today climate anchor Al Roker broached this query not too long ago and the tv persona had no drawback answering it instantly.

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Al Roker has been filming ‘Today’ from his dwelling since March

The morning present co-anchor has been filming his Today segments from his lounge at his dwelling. His spouse, Deborah Roberts, has been concurrently filming her segments for rival morning present, Good Morning America, in one other a part of their home. Roker admitted it may at occasions get slightly unusual.

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“I think it’s the only time the two network morning shows have been coming out of the same facility, the same house with a married couple,” he informed Mario Lopez on Access in May 2020. “I think Guinness [World Records] has to get involved here.”

Roker feels that viewers have appreciated the peek into anchors’ houses throughout the pandemic.

“I think people have kind of enjoyed looking into other people’s homes,” he stated. “How many times have you been driving around in the evening and you see somebody’s house, and you’re like ‘Oh look at that!’? And I think people are getting to do virtual drive-bys of people’s homes.”

Roker’s new memoir is a tribute to seized alternatives

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Al Roker’s new guide, You Look So Much Better in Person, explains why it’s these alternatives and opened doorways that matter extra after they come alongside than any “five-year plan.”

“Making a five-year plan was never part of my mode of operation,” he writes in his memoir. “In fact, I think if you have a five-year plan you should consider taking a match to it. I have been forecasting the weather for forty years and I can’t necessarily predict tomorrow’s weather with 100 percent accuracy – how the hell would I know what I’ll be doing in five years?”

In truth, the 65-year-old Roker states, “I credit not having a plan with some of the best developments in my life…Not having a plan forced me to work hard, be patient, stay in the long game, be flexible and focus on what really matters, like getting good at my craft and working with good people.”

What Roker would inform his youthful self

The Queens, NYC-born Roker was requested not too long ago what he would inform his youthful self, if he had the prospect?

“I would say, ‘Lose weight sooner,’” Roker readily replied in a July 2020 dialog with TV Insider. The NBC star had gastric bypass surgical procedure in 2003 and misplaced over 100 kilos.

But Roker reverted from that recommendation to the message behind his present guide: seize these probabilities that present up at your door as a result of they might not return.

“[O]ther than that, I would say to always take chances, because what’s the worst thing that happens? It doesn’t work, and you pick yourself up and you go forward,” he stated. “And for some folks that’s easier said than done, and I understand that.”

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