'Today' Co-Host Vieira Loses Carbon-Belching Super Bowl Bet
“Do as we say, not as we do,” should be NBC’s “Today” show motto.
After going out of the way to show how environmentally conscious they were in a “going green” series, the cast of NBC’s “Today” abandoned that as part of a Super Bowl bet.
“[Y]ou know, let’s check the traffic chopper, chopper four for Meredith – to see how traffic is over the West Side [of New York City] – and you can see, it’s still clear,” “Today” meteorologist Al Roker said. “It’s still clear, the traffic and in fact, it’s perfect for planes flying overhead, ‘Giants Rule, Meredith drools.’”
The stunt comes as the “Today” show has put an emphasis on the environment. The January 22 episode of “Today” featured the show’s personalities – Vieira, Lauer, Roker and Ann Curry carpooling to work, but only for one day and while complaining how lame it was.