Steadfast NBC Weatherman Al Roker Messes Up — First Time in 39 Years This Has Happened

August 6, 2013  •  Post A Comment

Al Roker, the stalwart weatherman on NBC’s "Today" show, slipped up this morning, doing something he says he has never done before, USA Today reports. Roker overslept and missed a show.

"He completely slept though his 6 a.m. early-morning show, ‘Wake Up With Al,’ on The Weather Channel. It was his first time ever in snoozing through a show," the story reports.

Roker, 58, tweeted: "After 39 years, it happened. I overslept and missed a show."

"He made it in for ‘Today,’ where he was spotted yawning behind the scenes," USA Today notes.

"Today" veteran Matt Lauer commented: "I tweeted out Rip Van Roker, and I’m getting a lot of tweets back saying a lot of people though it was RIP Al Roker. … Read carefully!"

Here’s a clip from "Today":

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