Roker headed to Marquette

MARQUETTE — Al Roker will broadcast live from the Superior Dome in Marquette during NBC’s “Today” show on Tuesday and the public is encouraged to take part.

Roker is visiting Northern Michigan University as it attempts to break the Guinness World Record for the largest game of freeze tag. Community members are encouraged to support this rare opportunity to showcase Marquette and NMU before a national audience. They are invited to fill the Superior Dome as spectators for Tuesday’s broadcast.

Spectators must arrive at the Superior Dome by 6 a.m. Tuesday and plan to stay through 8:45 a.m., when the “Today” show segment ends. Green and gold apparel is encouraged. There will be refreshments and doughnut holes, poster-making stations, giveaways and an opportunity to appear on national television.

Advance registration is requested at

Roker is visiting five universities across the country attempting to set different world records as part of the week-long “Rokerthon 3” series on the “Today” show. He is expected to arrive at Sawyer International Airport Monday afternoon.

The “Today” show crew will shoot advance footage of NMU, the community, Roker’s arrival and his tour of various campus locations for an edited package to air during the broadcast.

For more information and updates, visit, the official NMU public page. A Facebook account is not required.