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The Weather Channel (tv network)

Al Roker to headline Weather Channel's digital show

After The Weather Channel canceled his morning show, Al Roker is coming back on a much smaller screen. He's the headliner for "The Lift," a digital offering that could have intriguing implications for television programs. It will launch on Oct. 15, available on the network's free mobile app on weekdays between 6 and 11 a.m. Each day's program will include six minutes of weather news, science and nature stories, fun videos and eventually local forecasts tailored to the mobile device owner (development of the local forecast technology won't be ready for the launch). "The Lift" comes a few weeks after The Weather Channel axed the two-hour morning...