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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | June 14, 2012
Baltimore will be getting some face time Thursday morning on NBC's "Today" show with Al Roker doing his weather cut-ins from the Inner Harbor. Roker's first live shot will be at 5:45 a.m. on WBAL's morning news show, according to Dan Joerres, the station's general manager.. The station is NBC's Baltimore affiliate. Roker is in Baltimore for Sailabration, which includes the arrival of some 40 ships in connection with the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 this week. The first ships arrived Wednesday morning.
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by Richard Gorelick | January 15, 2013
How are those resolutions going? Same here. But there's help. January is packed with events designed to promote healthy-eating habits. Calories matter. Using our new online database of calories in restaurant menu items , you can now quickly check the calorie content of menu items from more than two dozen national restaurant chains, including Applebee's, McDonald's, Starbucks and Red Lobster. On Friday, Galen Sampson will present a workshop on healthy eating at Dogwood with Dr. Dana Simpler and nutrition consultant Karen Fick.
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by Richard Gorelick | January 15, 2013
How are those resolutions going? Same here. But there's help. January is packed with events designed to promote healthy-eating habits. Calories matter. Using our new online database of calories in restaurant menu items , you can now quickly check the calorie content of menu items from more than two dozen national restaurant chains, including Applebee's, McDonald's, Starbucks and Red Lobster. On Friday, Galen Sampson will present a workshop on healthy eating at Dogwood with Dr. Dana Simpler and nutrition consultant Karen Fick.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | June 14, 2012
Baltimore will be getting some face time Thursday morning on NBC's "Today" show with Al Roker doing his weather cut-ins from the Inner Harbor. Roker's first live shot will be at 5:45 a.m. on WBAL's morning news show, according to Dan Joerres, the station's general manager.. The station is NBC's Baltimore affiliate. Roker is in Baltimore for Sailabration, which includes the arrival of some 40 ships in connection with the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 this week. The first ships arrived Wednesday morning.
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By Liz Atwood and Liz Atwood,SUN STAFF | December 3, 2003
TV's Al Roker seems to have found a second career as a cookbook author. Last year, the NBC's Today show weatherman published a book on barbecue. Now he turns his attention to holiday fare with Al Roker's Hassle Free Holiday Cookbook (Scribner, 2003, $27.95). Roker includes menu suggestions not only for the big celebrations, but also for lesser holidays, such as Ground Hog Day, Boxing Day and St. Lawrence Day, in honor of the patron saint of barbecuing. The 125 recipes, which draw heavily on Roker's family favorites, are easy enough for beginning cooks.
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By Peter Jensen and Peter Jensen,SUN STAFF | July 3, 2002
Here's the skinny: Al Roker's Big Bad Book of Barbecue (Scribner, 2002, $27.95) is neither big nor bad. It's simply a slickly produced, beginner-level 100-recipe cookbook on backyard grilling. That's probably a compliment and it comes a bit grudgingly. It's pretty easy to resent a book as carefully marketed as this one is - from its celebrity (and strictly amateur cook) author to its Food Network tie-in (the book's production was developed into an hour-long special that recently aired on the cable network)
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | November 26, 2005
NBC did not interrupt its broadcast Thursday of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade to bring viewers the news that an M&M balloon had crashed into a light pole, injuring two sisters. In fact, when the time came in the tightly scripted three-hour program for the balloon's appearance, NBC weaved in tape of the balloon crossing the finish line at last year's parade - even as the damaged balloon was being dragged from the accident scene. At 11:47 a.m., as an 11-year-old girl and her 26-year-old sister were being treated for injuries, the parade's announcers - Katie Couric, Matt Lauer and Al Roker - kept up their light-hearted repartee from Herald Square, where the parade ends.
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By Joe Burris and Joe Burris,SUN STAFF | September 16, 2005
If you tune in to the Today show at 8 this morning, you will see a dream wedding, reality television-style: Boats lined up in the Chesapeake Bay firing celebratory plumes of water. Southern Maryland sweethearts Sarah Raley and Mark Dale, each the epitome of treasure-this-moment-for-life elegance, taking their place along the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club Beach House Lawn as morning ushers in the beauty of Maryland's Eastern Shore. Then you will see the special touches to Today's Hometown Wedding show: Country music legend Trisha Yearwood crooning her best wedding ballads.
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By Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | November 21, 2011
Russell Brown, executive chef at O'Learys Seafood Restaurant in Annapolis, was in Today's Kitchen on Nov. 18 with Al Roker and Natalie Morales. The funniest thing happened. See, Brown is demonstrating how to make swordfish steak au poivre, and Morales notices that among the ingredients on the counter was white wine. So, Morales asks Brown about it, and then Al Roker makes it seem like Morales was interested because she wanted to DRINK the wine!!!!! You can watch this classic TV moment here . The Wall Street Journal's Speakeasy blog is running Thanksgiving Tips from the Stars -- here's a recipe for Brussels sprouts with pancetta from Chazz Palminteri, which you can try for yourself at Chazz: A Bronx Original in Baltmore's beautiful Harbor East.
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By FROM SUN NEWS SERVICES | December 22, 2008
Apparently airing in the morning isn't enough. NBC's Today show is going prime-time, for tonight only at least. Matt Lauer, Meredith Vieira, Al Roker and Ann Curry host 2008: Today Looks Back, A Holiday Special, a one-hour review of the year's biggest news events. It won't be strictly serious; the show will include big moments in pop culture and Today show bloopers. It's the first time they've tried something like this in more than a decade. "It was such an incredible year, with the economy and the election and the Olympics, just for starters," executive producer Jim Bell told The Hollywood Reporter.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | November 26, 2005
NBC did not interrupt its broadcast Thursday of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade to bring viewers the news that an M&M balloon had crashed into a light pole, injuring two sisters. In fact, when the time came in the tightly scripted three-hour program for the balloon's appearance, NBC weaved in tape of the balloon crossing the finish line at last year's parade - even as the damaged balloon was being dragged from the accident scene. At 11:47 a.m., as an 11-year-old girl and her 26-year-old sister were being treated for injuries, the parade's announcers - Katie Couric, Matt Lauer and Al Roker - kept up their light-hearted repartee from Herald Square, where the parade ends.
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By Joe Burris and Joe Burris,SUN STAFF | September 16, 2005
If you tune in to the Today show at 8 this morning, you will see a dream wedding, reality television-style: Boats lined up in the Chesapeake Bay firing celebratory plumes of water. Southern Maryland sweethearts Sarah Raley and Mark Dale, each the epitome of treasure-this-moment-for-life elegance, taking their place along the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club Beach House Lawn as morning ushers in the beauty of Maryland's Eastern Shore. Then you will see the special touches to Today's Hometown Wedding show: Country music legend Trisha Yearwood crooning her best wedding ballads.
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By Liz Atwood and Liz Atwood,SUN STAFF | December 3, 2003
TV's Al Roker seems to have found a second career as a cookbook author. Last year, the NBC's Today show weatherman published a book on barbecue. Now he turns his attention to holiday fare with Al Roker's Hassle Free Holiday Cookbook (Scribner, 2003, $27.95). Roker includes menu suggestions not only for the big celebrations, but also for lesser holidays, such as Ground Hog Day, Boxing Day and St. Lawrence Day, in honor of the patron saint of barbecuing. The 125 recipes, which draw heavily on Roker's family favorites, are easy enough for beginning cooks.
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By Peter Jensen and Peter Jensen,SUN STAFF | July 3, 2002
Here's the skinny: Al Roker's Big Bad Book of Barbecue (Scribner, 2002, $27.95) is neither big nor bad. It's simply a slickly produced, beginner-level 100-recipe cookbook on backyard grilling. That's probably a compliment and it comes a bit grudgingly. It's pretty easy to resent a book as carefully marketed as this one is - from its celebrity (and strictly amateur cook) author to its Food Network tie-in (the book's production was developed into an hour-long special that recently aired on the cable network)
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | May 8, 2003
WASHINGTON - Oscar winner Halle Berry walks into a flashy restaurant with two friends. The well-dressed group is directed to the dingy rear of the eatery. The camera pans past Berry to a sign that reads "colored section." The scene is just one from a parade of thought-provoking ads unveiled yesterday that will hit television, radio, newspapers and the Internet this week. They promote a memorial to the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. planned in Washington. The public service announcements are designed to drum up financial and emotional support for the sculpture and exhibit by picturing the world as it might be without King's dream of equality.
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By Jill Rosen and The Baltimore Sun | February 1, 2013
Remember how everyone threw on all their purple and hauled their spirited selves down to the Harbor Monday to see the Ravens off? Well, the "Today Show" folks are hoping at least some of them will be back there Friday as they film live to show off Baltimore's Super Bowl pride. Natalie Morales will be representing the 'Today' crew at the Inner Harbor amphitheater from 7 to 10 a.m. while Al Roker does the same thing from San Francisco. They'll want to see screaming, passionate fans of purple.
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