MLK daughter: Firing not best for weatherman who used slur
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A daughter of Martin Luther King Jr. says an upstate New York TV meteorologist who uttered a racial slur while saying her father's name shouldn't have been fired.
A slur or a slip-up? Meteorologist is fired, city is roiled
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Did a TV meteorologist broadcast a racial slur or simply flub a line?
That polarizing question has reverberated in this upstate New York city and beyond since WHEC fired Jeremy Kappell after he apparently referred to a park in his weather report as "Martin Luther Coon King Jr. Park."
Megyn Kelly absent from show following blackface comments
NEW YORK (AP) — Megyn Kelly was absent from her NBC News morning show on Thursday following this week's controversy over her comments about blackface, amid indications that her time at the network could be ending after less than two years.
An NBC spokeswoman said that "given the circumstances," the network was airing repeats of "Megyn Kelly Today" on Thursday and Friday.
Campground from Maine to be featured on “Today” show
GEORGETOWN, Maine (AP) — NBC's "Today" show is going camping in Maine.
Owners of the Sagadahoc Bay Campground say that Al Roker will shoot part of the Tuesday program on the property in Georgetown. WCSH-TV reports that the live broadcast celebrates the outdoors with an RV trip.
The Sagadahoc Bay Campground includes about 70 campsites and cottages, and is run by Patricia and Eric Kosalka. The land has been in her husband's family since the late 1700s.
Weatherman Al Roker films at renovated Gateway Arch
ST. LOUIS (AP) — "Today" show weatherman Al Roker is filming at St. Louis' Gateway Arch as five years of construction to renovate the tourist attraction come to a close.
NEW YORK (AP) — The bad news: You don't have a ticket to Windsor Castle to watch the wedding on Saturday of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The good news: There are plenty of options for watching it live from the comfort of your couch. Plus, it's really, really early for a lot of people.
The Latest: New Globes winners get their trophies engraved
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the presentation of the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards from the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California (all times local):
The newly minted Golden Globes winners had a good reason to stop by the official show after-party this year, and it has nothing to do with the booze.
Get more natural light during the day, less artificial light at night
Rosanne Barr, Al Roker and Rosie O'Donnell are outspoken about their weight-loss surgery and its life-changing benefits. Rosanne was a pioneer in 1998 when she hit 350 pounds on her 5-foot-4 frame; Al lost 150 pounds, regained 40, and has lost some again. Rosie chose the surgery after a heart attack at 50 scared her into action.
NEW YORK -- NBC News opened the new year Tuesday by appointing Hoda Kotb as co-anchor of the "Today" show's first two hours with Savannah Guthrie, replacing Matt Lauer following his firing on sexual misconduct charges in late November.
Hoda Kotb will join Savannah Guthrie as co-anchor of NBC News' TODAY Show, network officials announced Tuesday.
The announcement was made by Andy Lack, Chairman of the NBC News Group.
NBC names Hoda Kotb as Lauer replacement on ‘Today’
NEW YORK (AP) — NBC News opened the new year Tuesday by appointing Hoda Kotb as co-anchor of the "Today" show's first two hours with Savannah Guthrie, replacing Matt Lauer following his firing on sexual misconduct charges in late November.
Kotb, 53, will continue to co-host the show's fourth hour with Kathie Lee Gifford.
Stars light up Rockefeller tree
‘Today’ show highlights Spring residents, church recovering from Harvey
Residents woke up well before the sun rose on Tuesday to greet the morning viewers of the "Today" show as it broadcasted from the parking lot of Trinity Klein Lutheran Church in Spring.
Local History: After Hit Show Put Scranton On Map, First-ever Convention Showed Off City
The crowd in front of the University of Scranton’s St. Thomas Hall built for hours. By the time “Today” show weatherman Al Roker stepped into the outdoor television studio to bring viewers the weather live from Scranton on Oct. 26, 2007, excitement had reached fever pitch. University cheerleaders...
Limbaugh’s dismissal of Irma ‘panic’ riles forecasters
NEW YORK (AP) — Rush Limbaugh has created a storm of his own by suggesting that the "panic" caused by Hurricane Irma benefits retailers, the media and politicians seeking action on climate change.
The conservative radio personality's swerve into meteorology had Al Roker, the "Today" show weatherman, saying Wednesday that Limbaugh was putting people's lives at risk.
ROSE CREEK — Kylie Stafford admits to feeling a little torn.
Cena proposes, Gronk steals the show at WrestleMania
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — WrestleMania got Gronk'd.
WWE's version of the Super Bowl also saw John Cena take a knee.
And the "yard" belongs now to Roman Reigns.
Cena, long WWE's biggest star, stole the show when he seemingly gave a real proposal to Nikki Bella at the end of their victorious mixed tag team match. Cena got down on one knee after the pair defeated The Miz and Maryse on Sunday at WrestleMania 33 at the Citrus Bowl.
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- Cleveland.comWEWS Channel 5 meteorologist Janessa Webb leaving for network gig at NBCJuly 12, 2018
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Lightning, clouds, rain and finally sunshine hit the University of Oklahoma early on March 27 as "Rokerthon 3: Storming Into the Madness" and the "Today Show" rolled into the Gaylord Family — Oklahoma Memorial Stadium to have some fun and break some Guinness World Records.
News anchor Tamron Hall is leaving NBC and MSNBC, the first casualty of the network’s poor decision to sign Megyn Kelly away from Fox News Channel.
Tamron Hall exits NBC after learning she was losing ‘Today’
NEW YORK (AP) — NBC said Wednesday that news anchor Tamron Hall is leaving the network, the first casualty of its decision to sign Megyn Kelly away from Fox News Channel.
Hall co-hosted the third of NBC's four-hour "Today" show, airing at 9 a.m. ET, with Al Roker. Last week they were told that their hour was giving way to Kelly, who was promised a slot in NBC's daytime lineup.
Cleveland weather forecaster retiring after 55-year career
CLEVELAND (AP) — A longtime Cleveland television weather forecaster is wrapping up a 55-year career.
Dick Goddard planned to make his farewell on WJW-TV Tuesday night.
The 85-year-old Goddard began his career in 1961 at KYW before moving to WJW, where he has spent the past 50 years.
He announced his retirement in May but still plans to appear on-air as an advocate for animal welfare and adoption.
Best weather satellite ever built rockets into space
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The most advanced weather satellite ever built rocketed into space Saturday night, part of an $11 billion effort to revolutionize forecasting and save lives.