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Matt Lauer and Al Roker got prostate exams live on NBC's Today show, but unlike former host Katie Couric's famous on-screen colonoscopy, viewers didn't see the actual exam. Still, Lauer and Roker spent part of Thursday morning at Manhattan's Lenox Hill Hospital where Lauer's doctor, David Samadi, gave both co-anchors digital rectal exams. NBC News chief medical editor Dr. Nancy Snyderman was also on hand to provide background about the screenings and prostate health. Story: Matt Lauer, Al Roker to Get Prostate Exams on 'Today' Lauer explained that he's been getting exams for a few years because he
- Hilary Lewis
U.S. Congressman Henry Waxman (D-Calif) wonders why a Time Warner Cable lobbyist is emailing Republicans in the House and Senate, telling them “next time you think about helping broadcasters” they should first read a Weekly Standard article taking NBC News to task for its weeklong look at the Affordable Care Act. “Could you please explain why this email was sent and what purpose it serves?” Waxman, the ranking member of the House Energy & Commerce Committee, said this afternoon in a terse letter addressed to TWC CEO Glenn Fritt. The Weekly Standard article to which the unnamed lobbyist linked was called “NBC Launches Week of Programming to ‘Help’ Obamacare Succeed.” The Weekly Standard appears to have looked askance at an announcement NBC News emailed around last week – we got a copy too – detailing plans for this week’s “Ready or Not, the New Healthcare Law” — a “multi-screen experience to help »
- LISA DE MORAES, TV Columnist
After a several-week leave of absence to undergo knee-replacement surgery, Brian Williams will be back at his Nightly News anchor's desk after the holiday weekend. On NBC News, Lester Holt, the Nightly News fill-in host, informed viewers that Williams was given the go-ahead from his doctors and would return to work the Tuesday after Labor Day. Story: NBC Cancels 'Rock Center With Brian Williams' In a discussion between Williams and NBC News' Dr. Nancy Snyderman, the anchor describes the recovery from surgery and ensuing physical therapy. "I have worked hard with a lot of help from
- Erik Hayden
Dear Al Roker,
Can we talk? We (or, more accurately, Jezebel and then we) noticed a very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very awkward exchange during the 9:00 a.m. hour of the "Today" show on Thursday. We think you might owe someone an apology.
We're talking about the segment you co-hosted with Natalie Morales and Willie Geist, in which the three of you discussed how MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski tweeted a photograph of her weight. After publishing a book about her obsession with weight, Brzezinski tweeted to her hundred-thousand followers that she used to feel fat at 118 pounds, but finally feels healthy at 135.9 pounds.
We agree that it seemed appropriate to give the tweet some coverage. What was maybe not as approriate was your decision to turn Brzezinski's weight-loss reveal into a segment about Morales' decision to withhold that information about herself.
- The Huffington Post
As the venerable news anchor revealed to viewers on Thursday (Aug. 1), Brian Williams won't be around the the remaining weeks of summer as he's due to have knee replacement surgery.
"I took a helmet to the knee in high school," Williams says. "It reversed my knee -- they don't recommend that. I have been in pain for 35 years. I loved playing a team sport. I loved every minute of football." The longtime anchor adds that the pain he feels has begun "costing [him] sleep." The elective surgery will be on Williams' right knee.
While Williams recovers from his surgery, Lester Holt will fill his chair at the "Nightly News" desk. Holt is the current co-anchor of the weekend edition of "Today" and also serves as the weekend anchor for "Nightly News. »
NBC News anchor Brian Williams will be off the air for a few weeks soon for surgery to replace a knee that was damaged in a high school football game decades ago.
Yet in what may be a sign of increased competitiveness in an evening news ratings race that Williams has dominated for several years, NBC News would not say Friday when Williams would go under the knife. Spokeswoman Erika Masonhall would say only that Williams will anchor Nightly News on Monday.
Williams discussed the knee replacement surgery Thursday in a Nightly News segment about the procedure by Dr. Nancy Snyderman. »
- Associated Press
Brian Williams told viewers on Thursday that he would not be around for the next few weeks due to upcoming knee replacement surgery.
"I took a helmut to the knee in high school. It reversed my knee—they don't recommend that. I have been in pain for 35 years. I loved playing a team sport. I loved every minute of football," he said. Williams added that the pain he feels in his knee is now "costing [him] sleep." The 54-year-old anchor will under go the elective surgery on his right knee.
With Williams on the mend for the final weeks of summer, Lester Holt will fill in for the "Nightly News" anchor. Holt currently co-anchors the weekend edition of "Today" and serves as the weekend anchor for "Nightly News. »
- The Huffington Post
Despite low ratings, NBC renewed Rock Center with Brian Williams for a second season. Will they improve? Will the show be cancelled? We'll have to wait and see.
This news program is hosted by NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams, with support from various news veterans like Harry Smith, Kate Snow, Ted Koppel, Meredith Vieira, Richard Engel, Nancy Snyderman, Matt Lauer, Ann Curry, and Natalie Morales. Rock Center with Brian Williams typically airs on Thursday or Friday nights on the NBC network.
Below are the TV show's latest ratings for 2012-13 season, the best way to tell if Rock Center with Brian Williams is going to be cancelled or renewed for a third season.
These figures will be updated as the weeks progress so be sure to bookmark and return to this page:
Final season averages: 1.0 »
Episodes: 76 (hour)
TV show dates: October 31, 2011 -- June 21, 2013
Series status: Cancelled
TV show description:
Each episode of the TV series highlights several news and feature stories. Williams presents the stories, often in conjunction with the story's reporter.
Prior to the show's premiere, the network announced, "The live broadcast will be built around the day's biggest and most interesting events, meaningful and in-depth stories, and timely newsmaker interviews. In addition »
The Young and the Restless tallied 23 nominations as honors were announced this morning for the 40th annual Daytime Emmy Awards. Restless’ impressive take helped CBS lead all networks with 50 overall nominations. PBS and ABC followed, with 44 and 38 nods, respectively.
General Hospital, which earned 19 nominations, joined Restless in the race for Outstanding Drama Series, and Sesame Street received 17 nods, including three for Kevin Clash, the voice of Elmo who faces allegations of sexual misconduct.
- Jeff Labrecque
Sam Champion read the 2013 Daytime Emmy Nominations on Good Morning America on May 1, and it’s a great list! General Hospital and The Young & The Restless were some of the many shows nominated, while Ellen DeGeneres, Katie Couric and the lovely ladies of The View are some of the hosts nominated. Read on for the full list.
Daytime Emmys 2013 — Full List Of Nominations
Outstanding Drama Series
Bradley P. Bell, Executive Producer
Ronald W. Weaver, Senior Producer
Mark Pinciotti, Coordinating Producer
Days of Our Lives, NBC
Ken Corday, Executive Producer
Janet Drucker, Tim Stevens, Coordinating Producers
Albert Alarr, Producer
General Hospital , ABC
Frank Valentini, Executive Producer
- Eleanore Hutch
Tune in alert for Brian Williams. Rock Bottom; Reports from Kate Snow, Mary Carillo, Dr. Nancy Snyderman and David Faber to follow: We.ve heard a lot this week about Chinese computer hackers breaking into major American companies and institutions. David Faber sits down with the man who has run America.s top spy agencies, the CIA and Nsa, General Mike Hayden, who describes the growing Chinese cyber threat. Plus, for the first time, viewers will hear from an insider about how Chinese hackers broke into his telecommunications company, Nortel. And the head of the security company, Rsa, hired to protect businesses and governments against hackers, speaks out about the threat to the American economy and national security. Mary Carillo, »
- April MacIntyre
Oh, Al Roker. The Today show co-host has never been shy about opening up to his NBC viewers every morning, and it looks like that trend is continuing. The television personality recently revealed a very embarrassing incident that happened to him while covering an event at the White House after his gastric bypass surgery in 2002.
"When you have a bypass and your bowels [have] been reconstructed, you think you're pretty safe," he joked to Dateline correspondent Nancy Snyderman, MD. "And I probably went off and ate something I wasn't supposed to. And as I'm walking to the press room…I gotta pass a little gas here. I'm walking by myself. Who's gonna know? Only a little something extra came out."
"You pooped in your pants," Nancy said. "I pooped my pants. Not horribly, but enough that I knew," he confirmed. "I was panicking, so I got to the restroom of the press room, »
- Stephanie Webber
Al dropped a bombshell during a Jan. 6 appearance on ‘Dateline NBC.’ So brave!
Just when I thought I couldn’t love Al Roker any more than I already do — he’s America’s favorite weatherman, and I don’t even care when he’s wrong — he goes and does a sit-down interview with Dateline NBC all about the time he sharted himself at the White House. … Ok, the interview wasn’t just about Al’s accident, but that’s all anyone really cares about. And rightfully so.
The incident occurred during a press trip to the White House in 2002, shortly after Al had undergone gastric bypass surgery. (Oh, you thought he lost all that weight at the gym? That’s very cute of you.)
Here’s what went down in Al’s own words:
“I probably went off and ate something I wasn’t supposed, and as I’m walking to the press room, »
- Andy Swift
We always knew we liked Al Roker. That charming smile, that warm laugh, that total lack of filter. We also knew we were leery of gastric bypass surgery. Turns out, we were right on all accounts, as evidenced by the fact that…um…Al Roker accidentally pooped his pants at the White House. While that’s certainly better than intentionally pooping your pants at the White House, it’s both amazing and shocking to hear the Today Show weatherman admit to going Code Brown with the President of the United States in the next room. Apparently it all started after Al allegedly ate something outside of the dietary restrictions set following his surgery. “And as I’m walking to the press room, I think I gotta pass a little gas here. So, I’m walking by myself, who’s gonna know, only, a little something extra came out,” Al admits »
- Halle Kiefer
Whoops! Al Roker made an embarrassing admission during Dateline on Sunday when he recalled an incident that happened after undergoing gastric bypass surgery in 2002. While being interviewed by correspondent Nancy Snyderman, MD, the weatherman - who lost more than 100 lbs. following the surgery - confessed to having an accident while at the White House. "When you have a bypass and your bowels [have] been reconstructed, you think you're pretty safe," Roker begins in the video on TMZ.com. "And I probably went off and ate something I wasn't supposed to. And as I'm walking to the press room … I gotta pass a little gas here. »
This is probably more than you really wanted to know about NBC's favorite weatherman.
Al Roker made quite the confession about his lifelong battle with weight loss during an interview with NBC's Dr. Nancy Snyderman on Sunday's "Dateline." Roker underwent gastric bypass surgery in 2002 and lost more than 100 pounds. Roker shared some lesser-known side effects from the surgery, which apparently include what both Roker and Snyderman described simply as "pooping your pants."
Nancy Snyderman: "You pooped in your pants."
Al Roker: "I pooped my pants."
Roker unfortunately suffered from this embarrassing and rather inconvenient side effect in, of all the places, the White House.
And if this wasn't enough, watch the video below to learn more about Roker's sex life (go to 6:25). Actually, on second thought, maybe you don't want to. It's up to you!
(h/t TMZ and HuffPost's own Chris Harnick)
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- The Huffington Post
Tmi, Al Roker! Today's beloved weatherman really opened up about an embarrassing side effect that can occur from having gastric bypass surgery. After undergoing the surgery in 2002 and losing over 100 pounds, Roker, 58, confessed in an interview with NBC's Dr. Nancy Snyderman on Dateline Sunday that he pooped his pants at the White House. "When you have a bypass and your bowel has been reconstructed, you think you're pretty safe," he explained. "I probably went off and ate something I wasn't supposed to." As he was walking to [...] »
18 items from 2013