Al Roker’s digital forecast: A flood of content

by Eric Blattberg
America’s favorite weatherman would like you to know he is also a digital media entrepreneur. Al Roker Entertainment is not a new property. Since founding the company in 1994, the NBC television personality has produced reality TV fare like The Weather Channel’s “Coast Guard Alaska” series and Spike’s “DEA” show.Read the full article

Al Roker Entertainment Presents Coast Guard Alaska (TWC)

Now in its third season, airing on The Weather Channel, and recipient of the Meritorious Public Service Award from the US Coast Guard in August 2012. Through first person storytelling, the viewer is witness to amazing documentary-style stories of the intense search and rescue missions as they unfold, featuring the heroic mean and women of the US Coast Guard. Executive Producers - Al Roker & C. Russell Muth @CGseriesTWC @AlRoker_Entmnt The first season of Coast Guard Alaska is now available on DVD here: - You can also purchase Coast Guard Alaska hats and T-shirts.

Al Roker Entertainment Presents Bordertown: Laredo (A&E)

Laredo, Texas is besieged by drug activity. This small city on the U.S.-Mexico border is overrun by the sophisticated and large-scale trafficking operations of Mexican drug cartels. Given unprecedented access, A&E documents a unique, dedicated team of local cops -- the members of the Laredo Texas Police Department Narcotics Unit -- who are waging a daily battle to protect the U.S. in "Bordertown: Laredo." Executive Producers: Al Roker and C. Russell Muth @alroker_entmnt

Al Roker Entertainment Presents The Injustice Files - Sundown Towns (Discovery ID)

Don't let the sun set on you in a sundown town. That's what signs at the city limits of all-white communities warned when African-Americans were not allowed to live there or even visit after the sun set. This method of exclusion was often held by an official policy or restrictive covenant-. The practice of excluding blacks from American towns was so prevalent that, by 1936, it became the impetus for Harlem civic leader Victor Green to pen the Negro Motorist Green-Book, a guide designed to help African-American travelers avoid places where they could be harassed, threatened, or even killed. Today, it is illegal for sundown towns to exist on paper due to the 1968 Fair Housing Act, but some believe that communities remain sundown by reputation and reluctance to diversify. In the fourth installment of Investigation Discovery's Black History Month anthology THE INJUSTICE FILES, filmmaker Keith Beauchamp takes a cross-country road trip to explore whether these exclusionary practices still exist today. Beauchamp explains that sundown towns are largely a northern phenomenon born from how African-Americans in the region typically made their living. Work largely consisted of daytime domestic responsibilities and thus nightly curfews were created to encourage African-American workers to leave town promptly at the end of their shift. THE INJUSTICE FILES: SUNDOWN TOWNS travels to three historically-sundown towns in Indiana, Illinois, and Ohio. Produced exclusively for Investigation Discovery by Al Roker Entertainment Executive Producers: Al Roker and Dan Bowen @Alroker_Entmnt Facebook: Website: