Monday, March 31, 2008

Al Roker Tackles World Of Drug-Busting Police

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Al Roker’s latest TV project unveils the risky world of police work in the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) – and he’ll have no part in it!

Roker – The Today Show’s Emmy-winning weatherman and reporter – has just produced a six-part reality series for Spike TV called DEA, which follows a group of Special Agents and Task Force Officers in the DEA Detroit division as they risk their lives daily in the ongoing battle against illegal drugs.

The action-packed program shows the elaborate inner workings of the DEA and how police bust dangerous drug dealers, a line of work Roker admits he could never do.

Says Roker: “There’s no way I could ever work for the DEA. The most risk I ever take is going into the Today crowds in New York to shake hands with people.”

Roker was surprised to learn how “orchestrated” and precise the DEA’s raids were – where one wrong move could be fatal for officers – and the “tenacity and dedication” of the team.

He was also impressed with the preparation that goes into the drug raids.

He explains, “For a 30-second raid, hours of work are put into making negotiations with other drug dealers, tracking people down, and securing the area. It’s pretty amazing.”

DEA premieres this Wednesday (Apr. 2) on Spike TV.

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