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COPY-Roker's going for the record

Today Show weatherman and all-around good guy Al Roker is aiming for the record books in an attempt to raise money for a great cause. Judging by what he's looking to do, he's going to need more than a few cups of coffee!

Roker will attempt to break the world record for the longest live weather report, which currently stands at 24 hours. His goal? An amazing 34 hours! It all begins on Wednesday, November 12 at 9:00 p.m. CT and is scheduled to end on Friday, November 14 at 7:00 a.m. CT.

Al is definitely not doing this to hear himself talk. He's hoping that word spreads about the stunt, and people will donate to his Crowdrise campaign, which benefits United States Service Organizations (the USO) and the U.S. armed forces. The USO has supported our troops for over 70 years.

In addition to donating to the cause, you can also contribute by sending encouragement, comments, weather questions and pictures during the event using the #Rokerthon Twitter hashtag. Today.com will be live-streaming all 34 hours, and you can catch highlights on the @TodayShow Twitter account.

In conjunction with the record-breaking attempt, Today Show will feature the results of an exclusive survey on sleep (or lack thereof) in its special “Snooze or Lose” feature.

Catch Al weekdays starting at 7:00 a.m. right after WMC Action News 5.

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