tv.broadwayworld.com

Al Roker, Alison Sweeney to Host 2013's TOURNAMENT OF ROSES PARADE on NBC

Related: 124th TOURNAMENT OF ROSES PARADE, NBC

Al-Roker-Alison-Sweeney-to-Host-124TH-TOURNAMENT-OF-ROSES-PARADE-on-NBC-112013-20121206

Al Roker, the weatherman and feature reporter for NBC's "Today," and Alison Sweeney, the host of "The Biggest Loser" and one of the stars of "Days of our Lives," will co-host NBC's live, high-definition coverage of the "124th Tournament of Roses Parade" from Pasadena, California, on Tuesday, January 1 (11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET).* This will be Roker's sixteenth year hosting the popular annual event, and the first year for Sweeney. NBC has been broadcasting the New Year's Day parade for 86 years, beginning on radio in 1927 and then televising the event beginning in 1954.

The theme for this year's parade is "Oh, the Places You'll Go,!" the title of the popular Dr. Seuss book. Jane Goodall, the world renowned primatologist, animal welfare advocate, UN Messenger of Peace and founder of the Jane Goodall Institute, will be this year's grand marshal. The parade will feature 42 lavish floral floats, 21 high-stepping equestrian teams and 23 incredible marching bands from as far away as Japan. This year's Rose Queen and her court will also appear, along with special guests on spectacular floats.

"The Tournament of Roses Parade" is the most popular New Year's Day celebration in the world. The lively event kicks off 2013 with colorful floats like Disneyland Resort's "Destination Cars Land," saluting the newest attraction at Disney California Adventure Park, Honda's "Follow Your Dreams" entry, celebrating childlike imagination, and a heartwarming "Canines with Courage" salute to our four-legged heroes – military working dogs -- from Natural Balance Pet Foods. Viewers will also see a special float honoring our nation's caregivers, which is funded, decorated and ridden by nurses, a Kaiser
Permanente "Cat in the Hat" float themed "Oh, the Healthy Things You Can Do,!"and an inaugural float from Delta Sigma Theta, the world's largest African-American Greek-lettered sorority, as they kick off their centennial celebration.

The Pasadena police department estimates that at least 1 million spectators will line the five-and-a-half mile parade route. Tens of millions of people worldwide watch the telecast every year.

Arthur Forrest is the executive producer and director, Tom Patino is the line producer, Carol Kahl is the supervising producer and Stephanie Prescott is the coordinating producer for Universal Television.

*Many affiliates will also broadcast NBC's optional coverage of the parade from 11:00-11:30 a.m. ET.

Related Links
But, Wait! What's Premiering This Week; September 21st-27th?But, Wait! What's Premiering This Week; September 21st-27th?
by Matt Tamanini - September 21, 2014
BWW Preview: Major Family Shake Up Ahead on the Final Season of PARENTHOODBWW Preview: Major Family Shake Up Ahead on the Final Season of PARENTHOOD
by Matt Smith - September 21, 2014
Scoop: MEET THE PRESS on NBC - Sunday, September 21, 2014Scoop: MEET THE PRESS on NBC - Sunday, September 21, 2014
by TV Scoop - September 19, 2014
CBS Orders Greg Berlanti's SUPERGIRL Straight to SeriesCBS Orders Greg Berlanti's SUPERGIRL Straight to Series
September 19, 2014
NBC Celebrates Return of Annual DAYS OF OUR LIVES Fan Event, 11/8NBC Celebrates Return of Annual DAYS OF OUR LIVES Fan Event, 11/8
September 19, 2014


About Author

Subscribe to Author Alerts

BLOGS
BWW Spoiler Alert!: The Clock Runs Out on Fan Favorite in 24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY Season FinaleSpoiler Alert!: Clock Runs Out for Fan Fave on 24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY Finale But, Wait! What's Premiering This Week; September 21st-27th?
But, Wait! What's Premiering This Week; September 21st-27th?
But, Wait! What's On TV Tonight? Sunday, September 21st 5:00pm-1:00am: BREAKING BAD | AMC

8:30-9:30pm: MADAM SECRETARY | CBS

9:30-10:30pm: THE GOOD WIFE | CBS

Click for Full Sunday 9/21 WHAT TO WATCH Info

Become a Fan, Follower & Subscriber