PolitiFact.com
Powered by PolitiFact.com and ajc.com
Al Roker's file:
Roker

Al Roker is the meteorologist for NBC's The Today Show.

Recent statements involving Al Roker

"(Birmingham, Ala.) is the cradle of the civil rights movement."

Recent stories featuring Al Roker

Tireless Truth-O-Meter travels time:

PolitiFact Georgia sent the Truth-O-Meter on assignment last week. Its destination: the past.

It traveled to the civil rights era to assess whether Birmingham was truly the "cradle of the civil rights movement." It visited President Ronald Reagan’s successful 1980 campaign to check a claim by former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich, and stopped during Reconstruction’s early days to look at similarities between current Georgia immigration laws and the infamous Black Codes.

Then our gizmo, ever tireless, roved the fields of current-day South Georgia to check out a pilot program that uses probationers to ease a labor shortage. Abbreviated versions of those fact-checks can be found below.

Want to comment on our findings? Just hit the "like" button on our Facebook page. You can also follow us on Twitter.

Advertisement
How to contact us:

We want to hear your suggestions and comments. Email the Georgia Truth-O-Meter with feedback and with claims you'd like to see checked. If you send us a comment, we'll assume you don't mind us publishing it unless you tell us otherwise.

Browse The Georgia Truth-O-Meter:
Subscribe: