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'The Thanksgiving Day Parade on CBS' to be anchored live

by jmaloni
Wed, Nov 23rd 2011 10:00 pm

Kevin Frazier, co-host of "The Insider," and Christina McLarty, correspondent for "Entertainment Tonight" and "The Insider," will anchor "The Thanksgiving Day Parade on CBS," live from New York City, Thursday, Nov. 24 on the CBS Television Network. It will be broadcast from 9 a.m. to noon.

A CBS Thanksgiving tradition in its 51st year, the special will feature portions of the 85th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, live from New York City, as well as performances by Grammy Award-winning rock legend John Fogerty.

Fogerty's remarkable career began in his hometown of El Cerrito, Calif., soon earning massive popular and critical success with the legendary Creedence Clearwater Revival. As leader of CCR, Fogerty forged a distinctive, groundbreaking sound all his own, with classics such as "Proud Mary," "Down On The Corner," "Born On The Bayou," "Have You Ever Seen The Rain" and "Fortunate Son." After CCR disbanded in 1972, Fogerty went on to build an impressive solo career with the blockbuster albums John Fogerty, Centerfield and the Grammy-winning Blue Moon Swamp. Among Fogerty's many honors are induction in to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and the BMI Pop Music Awards' prestigious "BMI Icon."

Additional performances during the parade will include the Broadway casts of the Tony Award-winning productions of "Anything Goes" and "Memphis."

Frazier and McLarty will anchor from a site along the parade route in Times Square. The beloved parade is famous for its gigantic balloons of cartoon character favorites, fantastic floats and lively marching bands from across the country.

Currently, Frazier is in his first season as co-host of "The Insider." Previously, Frazier worked on its sister show, "Entertainment Tonight," for eight seasons as a correspondent and weekend anchor. Frazier also appeared as an entertainment expert on news and entertainment programs, including CBS News' "The Early Show," "The Oprah Winfrey Show," CNN's "Larry King Live" and "Nancy Grace," and HLN's "The Joy Behar Show." McLarty joined "Entertainment Tonight" and "The Insider" as a correspondent in February 2011. Previously, McLarty worked at KCBS 2 News in Los Angeles as an entertainment reporter for four years.

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