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ROKERTHON 2 hits Tennessee

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NBC and TODAY Show weatherman Al Roker is upping the ante after last year’s record-breaking 34 straight hours of weather coverage.

He’s visiting all 50 states to attempt a new Guinness World Records title for the fastest time to report a weather forecast from all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia.

On Tuesday, Roker visited western Tennessee with a stop in Union City.

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There, Roker was welcomed by over 300 people at Discovery Park who gathered wearing their University of Tennessee orange.

Roker was greeted by the Union City Tornados, a local 130-piece marching band from Union City High School, who performed in his honor. 

The Tennessee Department of Tourist Development presented Roker with a bundle of vinyl records representing each genre of music born in Tennessee: blues, bluegrass, country, gospel, rockabilly, rock ‘n’ roll, and soul. 

“Each album was recorded in Tennessee, pressed in Tennessee, and purchased in Tennessee,” said Tennessee Tourism Commissioner Kevin Triplett. “We wanted to provide a gift truly symbolizing what our state is: the ‘Soundtrack of America. Made in Tennessee.’”

Rokerthon 2 kicked off in Hawaii on Nov. 6 and will end Nov. 13 on Rockefeller Plaza in New York.

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