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Al Roker celebrates 30th anniversary at NBC... with power tools?

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Today marks Al Roker’s 30th anniversary at NBC. He joined the family as a weatherman on the Peacock’s Cleveland affiliate on Dec. 11, 1978. We would’ve let this milestone pass had we not been watching Today waiting for them to cut to the Golden Globes nominations had he not stated on-air that what he asked parent company GE for was a full set of Black & Decker power tools: “I need a power drill,” he said, while air drilling. “That’s what I got.” Did we know Al is a handyman? And why does that image make me giggle?Give Roker a gift of your own: Post your favorite Al memory below.

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