He can predict the weather...I MEAN he describes the weather. On second thought, all Al Roker does is laugh at Matt Lauer and Meredith Vieira's jokes. The Today Show weatherman dispels the myth that he is a Master Jam Maker, but confesses to a budding writing career.
LO: I love to know how people get their breaks. You were a very accomplished local weatherman inNew York, but you got a whole lot of exposure when you started doing these elevator races with David Letterman. Did you have any idea that that would sort of give you that much exposure?
Al Roker: Well you know it’s funny [laughs] this thing has kind of taken on a life of its own, in that, you know I was doing the weekend weather for The Today Show, I was doing the local weather in New York, and the fact is I got to do those a couple of times with David, but I don’t think that really had much to do with it. I think it was more I just started filling in a lot for Willard on The Today Show. I mean, there’s another thing. . .I think it was in Wikipedia, it also had that I’m master jam maker. [Larry laughing]. I don’t know where that came from. I like to jam, I like to eat jam. . .I don’t make jam. [Larry laughing]. Which is what I always preach to my children, I say “Just because it’s on the internet, doesn’t mean it’s true.”
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