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Al Roker 'thrilled' to celebrate major milestone with Today show co-stars

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Hannah Hargrave
Hannah HargraveUS Deputy Editor
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Al Roker and his Today show co-hosts were in a celebratory mood on Thursday as they marked a major milestone for their long-running show. 

Some of the team - including Al, Hoda Kotb and Carson Daly - excitedly rang in the moment the show turned 70!

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Several of them took to social media with images as they headed to the Empire State Building observation deck for the 70th anniversary of Today.

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The New York landmark was lit up orange for the celebration on Thursday evening and it was clear the whole gang were excited. 

Al shared photos on Instagram and wrote: "What a thrill to be at the @empirestatebldg #observationdeck to celebrate the #70thanniversary of @todayshow with @hodakotb and @carsondaly Tonight they're turning it orange in our honor."

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Hoda posted images and Carson did too. Even Savannah Guthrie who was noticeably absent from the event shared photos of the Empire State Building. 

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Al and his co-stars celebrated the 70th anniversary of the Today show 

She was unable to attend as she's in isolation at her New York home after testing positive for COVID-19 this week.

Hoda and her family also caught the virus but have since recovered and tested negative, affording her the opportunity to join the crew for the 70th anniversary.

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It's an incredible achievement that the NBC morning show has been running for so long, but it proves as popular as ever.

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The Empire State Building was lit up orange in the show's honor

Fans of the show rushed to comment on the images shared on social media and wrote:

"Happy 70th anniversary Today Show, congratulations on making the longest running television show in the history of making america's No. 1 morning program," and another added: "And happy 70th birthday, for delivering the news and other fun things, the biggest of it all."

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