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THE 114TH TOURNAMENT OF ROSES PARADE
Wednesday, January 1 on NBC (Check local listings for times)

l Roker (NBC’s “Today”) and Nancy O’Dell (“Access Hollywood”) will reunite for the third consecutive year to co-host NBC’s live coverage of the “114th Tournament of Roses Parade” from Pasadena, California. NBC has been broadcasting the annual New Year’s Day event for 76 years, beginning on radio in 1927 and then televising the popular event beginning in 1954. Bill Cosby, Art Linkletter and Fred Rogers (television’s “Mister Rogers”) serve as Grand Marshals of the parade, whose 2003 theme is “Children’s Dreams, Wishes and Imagination.” The event will feature lavish floral floats, high-stepping equestrian units and lively marching bands from all over the country, as well as this year’s Rose Queen and her court. Arthur Forrest is the executive producer/director, Carol Kahl is the supervising producer and Stephanie Prescott is the coordinating producer for NBC Entertainment.

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