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NBC's Roker embarking on 50-state marathon

Al Roker is testing his endurance again — and this time he's picking up some frequent flier miles.

The "Today" show personality, a year after completing a marathon 34-hour weather forecast, plans to give reports from all 50 states within a week starting Friday. If successful, he'll try to have it certified as a Guinness World Record, not that anyone has done it before him.

Last year's stunt raised $70,000 for the USO. This year, Roker's trip is benefiting Feeding America.

"If we can shine a light on something that's a problem, I'm willing to do anything," he said.

Roker takes care of the big travel issues first, starting Friday in...