The Atlantic Announces NBCUniversal News Group as Exclusive Media Partner of The Atlantic Festival
NBC News journalists Hoda Kotb, Al Roker, Craig Melvin, Harry Smith, and Kelly O’Donnell to moderate festival interviews with EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan, Senator Marco Rubio, Dallas Mavericks CEO Cynthia “Cynt” Marshall, and the cast and producers of American Rusttheatlantic.com
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.
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.
NBCUniversal will devote more time to news as it cuts commercial airtime
Al Roker, NBCUniversal kicks off it's new Peacock streaming service on TODAY at 30 Rockefeller Plaza. NBCUniversal said Monday it's reducing commercial time and offering resources like more access to talent and remote production without fees to its advertising partners. The company wouldn't specify precisely how much commercial time was being reduced. Because of reduced commercial time, NBCU said it will devote more time to news divisions at NBC News, MSNBC, CNBC and Telemundo for updates and special programming. Disclosure: NBCUniversal is the parent company of CNBC.cnbc.com
NBC's streaming service Peacock will have free version and two subscription tiers starting at $4.99
NBCUniversal unveiled its Peacock streaming service to investors Thursday, highlighted by a free-for-all version that stands out in an increasingly crowded online video market. Al Roker, NBCUniversal kicks off it's new Peacock streaming service on TODAY at 30 Rockefeller Plaza. Nathan Congleton | NBCUThere will also be two paid tiers of Peacock called Peacock Premium. Late Night fans with earlier bedtimes will be able to watch "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" at 8 p.m. Free Peacock Premium for Comcast and Cox customerscnbc.com