Set your TiVo for Oct. 18 because Oswego is going to
be on television. Illustrious SUNY Oswego alumnus Al Roker '76 will
bring NBC's "Today" show and its national audience to campus Thursday morning,
Oct. 18, when he broadcasts from the college's Campus
Six short live remotes will take place, one every half hour between 7 and
9:45 a.m., some from the student television studio in the newly opened portion
of the center (formerly known as Swetman Hall) and some from elsewhere, likely
the center's arena and convocation
Alumni and members of the greater Oswego community are welcome to join the
"Today" show festivities currently scheduled for the arena, where Roker is
expected to broadcast from the ice before an audience of a thousand or so
enthusiastic fans. Tentatively, the arena broadcasts are suggested for between
7:30 and 7:45 a.m. and between 8 and 8:15
Roker made a leadership gift to SUNY Oswego earlier this year to support the
college's annual media summit and the new student television
"By bringing the national spotlight to our campus and our beautiful new
facility, Al Roker is multiplying the impact of his generosity for the benefit
of our students and our college," said SUNY Oswego President Deborah F.
Stanley. "He is indeed an engaging and tireless ambassador for
A TV celebrity, Roker greets more than 30 million viewers each week on
"Today." The 10-time Emmy Award winner also hosts such all-American traditions
as the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, is a best-selling author of books on
fatherhood and food, runs the multimedia company Al Roker Productions, and
entertains an online audience with his Web site,
The Oct. 18 broadcast will culminate a series of special events at SUNY
Oswego that will have begun with the grand opening and dedication of the entire
Campus Center complex Oct. 11 and 12.
Roker will be on campus because he will be moderating SUNY Oswego's third
annual Louis A.
Borrelli Jr. Media Summit (see story in this issue).
— Julie Harrison Blissert
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