TODAY’s Al Roker Will Host A Virtual Sandwich-Making Relay To Set A Guinness World Records Title on August 6
NEW YORK – July 31, 2020 – Rokerthon is back! TODAY announced this morning that Al Roker will host a virtual sandwich-making relay to set a Guinness World Records title. Rokerthon: The Great American Sandwich Relay will air next Thursday on TODAY and in-full on TODAY All Day, the morning show’s new streaming channel on Peacock and TODAY.com.
More than 60 world-renown chefs, including Lidia Bastianich, Bobby Flay, Priya Krishna, Sandra Lee, Marcus Samuelsson, Martha Stewart, Molly Yeh, Andrew Zimmern and more will take part in the relay. Throughout the relay, to raise awareness for those living with food insecurity, TODAY will encourage viewers to visit TODAY.com to donate and learn more about Feeding America and World Central Kitchen.
The group will attempt a new Guinness World Records title for the most people in an online sandwich-making relay, live! With Al Roker as host, each chef will share a recipe and build an original sandwich: to qualify as a sandwich for the for purposes of this title with Guinness Worlds Records, there must be at least two traditional or classic ingredients, not including condiments, placed between two slices of bread. To count towards the total, each person in the relay must compile a sandwich that meets these criteria before the next participant begins.
Rokerthon debuted in November 2014 when Al Roker broke the Guinness World Records title for the longest uninterrupted live TV weather report, reporting live for a remarkable 34 hours. Rokerthon continued when he set the Guinness World Records title for the fastest time to report a weather forecast from all 50 US states and the District of Columbia and for visiting five college campuses in five days to help college students break additional Guinness World Records titles.
Be sure to watch the full Rokerthon on TODAY All Day, available on Peacock and TODAY.com/allday. The 24-hour stream engages TODAY audiences beyond the four-hours of the TODAY show in the morning and offers even more original content, favorite TODAY segments and digital series and more.
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