Al Roker Talks Presidential Inauguration Parade Moment: My Parents Would Have Been 'Thrilled'

January 22, 2013
Al Roker appears on Access Hollywood Live on January 22, 2013 -- Access Hollywood

Al Roker scored two major gets on Monday during the Inauguration Parade - moments with President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden - something his late parents would have loved.

"What made it, in a sense, special is that... I'm a kid from Queens, get acknowledged by the President, a handshake from the Vice President on Martin Luther King Jr. Day," the "Today" show personality told Billy Bush and Kit Hoover on Tuesday's Access Hollywood Live.

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The quick exchange with the President and First Lady and being greeted by the Vice President would have delighted Al's parents.

"My parents, I know, would have been so thrilled to have been able to see that, I know they did. But, it was a special moment. It was exciting," the "Never Goin' Back" author continued. "Joe Biden, I love Joe Biden, he just so enjoys life!"

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So was the President and Vice President's staff alerted to Al's presence on the parade route ahead of their meeting?

"Call it a hunch, I don't think they're really concerned by me," Al joked.

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