Al Roker didn't wake up for "Wake Up With Al" this morning

The anchor overslept for the first time in 39 years

By Prachi Gupta
Published August 6, 2013 1:19PM (EDT)

Beloved weatherman, TV personality and occasional sharter Al Roker is really just your typical guy. He slept in this morning because, like a typical guy, his phone alarm didn't go off. This caused Roker to miss his own 6 a.m. morning show, fatefully titled "Wake Up With Al."

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As promised, Roker was awake in time to co-host the "Today" show:

On the program, he joked with Matt Lauer saying, "Yeah we changed the name to 'Al, Wake Up!'" The segment turned into Breaking News:

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Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at

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