CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Nov. 4, 2015 — The Southeast Missouri State University community is invited to sport their Southeast red as NBC’s TODAY Show’s Al Roker broadcasts the weather live from the Cape Girardeau riverfront on Tuesday, Nov. 10.
1 Man, 50 States, 1 Week: “Rokerthon 2, Taking America By Storm” will arrive in Cape Girardeau as he attempts The Guinness Book of World Records title for the Fastest Time to Report a Weather Forecast from All 50 States and the District of Columbia. Cape Girardeau will serve as Missouri’s broadcast location. The broadcast is part of an effort by NBC’s TODAY Show to bring back last-year’s Rokerthon, where Al Roker broadcast a record-breaking 34 straight hours of weather coverage.
Rokerthon 2 kicks off in Hawaii Friday, Nov. 6, and wraps up on Rockefeller Plaza on Friday, Nov. 13. The live broadcast from Cape Girardeau on Tuesday, Nov. 10 will kick off that day’s weather reporting extravaganza that takes Roker and friends to Fort Defiance, Illinois; Wickliffe, Kentucky; Union City, Tennessee; Blytheville, Arkansas; Goshen, Indiana; Coldwater, Michigan; and Montpelier, Ohio.
Roker will broadcast the weather live from Cape Girardeau’s Riverfront Park from 6–6:10 a.m. Nov. 10. Join in on the fun and welcome Al and the TODAY Show to Cape Girardeau at Riverfront Park. The crowd is asked to be in place at Riverfront Park no later than 5:30 a.m. and to enter through the flood gate at the intersection of Themis and Water streets. Get in the TODAY Show spirit and make a fun sign, and show off your hometown spirit by wearing Southeast Red.
Share the excitement on social media; use #Rokerthon when posting about the event. Follow along with live updates by following @TODAYshow on Twitter, and tag Cape Girardeau @VisitCape.