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Macy’s Turkey Parade Goes Bilingual

Actually for the second year:

BURBANK – November 12, 2003 – NBC and Telemundo inaugurate the holiday season by stepping off with the network’s traditional and exclusive coverage of the 77th annual “Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade™” on Thursday, Nov. 27 (9 a.m.-12 noon in each time zone with a few exceptions). Among those featured this year are singer Harry Connick Jr. (from NBC’s “Will & Grace”), cast members from NBC’s “American Dreams” and “Happy Family,” and cast performers from Broadway’s “Wicked,” “The Boy from Oz,” “Little Shop of Horrors,” “Never Gonna Dance” and the Radio City Rockettes.

NBC’s favorite team of Katie Couric, Matt Lauer and Al Roker of the “Today” show will share hosting duties with Telemundo’s most recognizable news and entertainment personalities Roberto Angelelli, Candela Ferro and Mauricio Zeilic. For more than 50 years, NBC has brought the parade into more than 60 million homes across the country. For the second year, NBC-owned Spanish language broadcaster Telemundo will also bring the magic and pageantry of the beloved institution to Spanish speaking homes.

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