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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.


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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