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Al Roker Defends Embattled Weatherman

Jan 9, 2019  •  Post A Comment

Al Roker voiced support for a TV meteorologist who was fired for an on-air flub that sparked controversy over whether his words amounted to racism or were merely a slip of the tongue.

As we reported Tuesday, Jeremy Kappell was fired by WHEC-TV in Rochester, N.Y., after the words “Martin Luther C–n King Jr.” came out of his mouth. You can click here to see our original report, which includes audio from the broadcast along with an apology posted by Kappell and an example of a similar incident involving ESPN’s Mike Greenberg.

Roker posted a tweet this morning in support of Kappell, which you can see below …

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