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NBC to highlight 90 years of Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade with one-hour special

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Thu, Nov 17th 2016 04:05 pm
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'Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 90th Celebration' Nov. 23

On the eve of the network's telecast of the 90th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, NBC will celebrate the annual holiday extravaganza with a look back at America's most beloved procession. The "Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 90th Celebration" will air Wednesday, Nov. 23 (8 p.m. ET/PT).

The hour-long primetime special will feature some of the most extraordinary elements from the nine-decade history of the parade. Viewers will experience the evolution of the parade, the process of building the balloons and floats, the craziest costumes, and the final preparations that go into creating this two-and-a-half-mile march through the streets of Manhattan. The show will also highlight the annual excitement of the bands and dancers from across the country as they are selected for the honor of representing their community in this event watched by millions.

Past parade participants including Scott Bakula, Corbin Bernsen, Zach Braff, Donald Faison, Melissa Gilbert, Allison Janney, Eric McCormack, Alan Rachins, William Shatner, Brooke Shields and Steven Weber will share their memories, along with current and former parade hosts including Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, Al Roker, Katie Couric, Bryant Gumbel, Pat Sajak and Williard Scott.

Viewers will also get a special sneak peak at what they can expect from this years' milestone 90th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (Nov. 24 at 9 a.m.-noon in all time zones on NBC.)

For more information on the broadcast, visit http://www.nbc.com/macys-thanksgiving-day-parade.

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