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The Thanksgiving Day Parade on CBS to be anchored live by Kevin Frazier and Brooke Anderson

by jmaloni
Mon, Nov 12th 2012 02:20 pm
Pictured, from left, are Kevin Frazier, Brooke Anderson and Martina McBride. `The Insider` co-hosts will anchor The Thanksgiving Day Parade on CBS, live on Thursday, Nov. 22. McBride is schedule to perform. (CBS photo)
Pictured, from left, are Kevin Frazier, Brooke Anderson and Martina McBride. "The Insider" co-hosts will anchor The Thanksgiving Day Parade on CBS, live on Thursday, Nov. 22. McBride is schedule to perform. (CBS photo)

Event airs from New York City on Thursday, Nov. 22

The special, in its 52nd year, will feature performances by Grammy-winning country music superstar Martina McBride; additional performances to include the Broadway casts of the Tony-winning "Once" and hit musical "Newsies"; Academy Award-nominated actress Jessica Chastain, Emmy-winning actors Ed Asner and Henry Winkler, actor Dan Stevens and model Erin Heatherton to drop by and chat with Frazier and Anderson

Kevin Frazier and Brooke Anderson, co-hosts of "The Insider," will anchor The Thanksgiving Day Parade on CBS, live from New York City, Thursday, Nov. 22, on the CBS Television Network. It will be broadcast from 9 a.m. until noon.

A CBS Thanksgiving tradition in its 52nd year, the special will feature portions of the 86th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade live from New York City, as well as performances by country music superstar Martina McBride. A three-time Academy of Country Music "Top Female Vocalist" award winner, four-time Country Music Association "Female Vocalist of the Year" and GRAMMY®-winning recording artist, McBride has sold more than 18 million albums and garnered six No. 1 hits throughout her career. Currently, McBride is in the middle of a U.S. tour featuring several one-night-only, intimate theater performances in support of her latest album, "Eleven."

Other performances during the parade will include the Broadway casts of the multi-Tony Award-winning production of "Once" and of the hit musical "Newsies."

Additionally, Academy Award nominee Jessica Chastain and actor Dan Stevens, who star in the Broadway revival of "The Heiress"; Emmy Award-winning actor Ed Asner, currently starring in the hit Broadway play "Grace"; Emmy winner Henry Winkler, who stars in the new Broadway production "The Performers"; and model Erin Heatherton, who will be featured in "The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show" on CBS will drop by to chat with Frazier and Anderson.

For the second consecutive year, Broadway and country music star Laura Bell Bundy will offer an additional viewpoint of the parade as its "on-the-street" reporter during the event, as she reports and interacts with the crowd during the parade.

Frazier and Anderson will anchor from a site along the parade route in New York City. 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 and Anderson co-host the nightly, half-hour newsmagazine "The Insider," which is in its ninth season.

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