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#9555: CBS ALL-STAR THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE (INCLUDING MACY'S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE PARTIAL COVERAGE)
1977-11-24, CBS, 173 min.
Jack Lord, William Conrad, Loretta Swit, Linda Lavin, Kevin Dobson, Ned Beatty, Pat Harrington, Jr., Lynnie Greene, Bess Armstrong

Five different parades are telecast from various cities...New York, Detroit, Philadelphia, Toronto (taped November 13th), and Honolulu. All commercials are included. 

William Conrad is anchorman in New York, commenting on highlights of five parades presented. The 51st annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York with Pat Harrington Jr.,and Loretta Swit, the 58th Annual Gimbel's Parade in Philadelphia with Ja'net Dubois and Kevin Dobson, the 51st annual J.L. Hudson Parade in Detroit with Linda Lavin and Ned Beatty as co-hosts, the 73rd annual Eaton's Santa Claus Parade in Toronto Canada co-hosted by Lynnie Greene and Bess Armstrong, and the Aloha Floral Parade in Honolulu with Jack Lord as host. 

Note: During the last ten minutes of the broadcast intermittent audio squeal can be heard due to the condition of the master 1/4" master tape itself. However all is discernible.  

     Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (partially found NBC broadcasts of parade; 1953-1980)

The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is an annual event held in New York City every Thanksgiving Day. The Parade was founded in 1924 as a Christmas pageant by Macy's immigrant employees who wanted to celebrate the holiday, akin to parades held for special occasions in Europe. The Parade is perhaps best known for its iconic helium balloons that depict characters from pop culture such as cartoon characters, brand mascots, and original Macy's characters.
History |
Since 1953, NBC has held the telecast rights to the Parade prior to this, CBS broadcasted the Parade. NBC's broadcast of the Parade traditionally lasts three hours, with the first hour dedicated to performances by Broadway musicals and the Parade progressing to the finish line. The other two hours consist of the Parade itself, which features giant balloons, floats, cultural performances, celebrity appearances, and musical/talent ensembles. The Parade ends with Santa Claus riding on his own float, signaling the unofficial arrival of the holiday season.
Hosts of the NBC telecast have included such personalities as Lorne Greene, Betty White (from 1963 to 1972), Kent McCord, Martin Milner (1973), Ed McMahon (from 1974 to 1981), Helen Reddy (1975), Bryant Gumbel (from 1977 to 1980 and 1982 to 1984).
Availability |
Out of the 28 Parade broadcasts that aired on NBC between 1953 and 1980, only three of them have surfaced in full. Video recording equipment was not readily available to the general public until 1971, meaning the 1953-1970 broadcasts have a lower chance of being found than the 1971-1980 broadcasts. Clips from various pre-1980 telecasts have been used in Parade anniversary specials produced by NBC, meaning at least parts of the broadcasts remain in the NBC archives.
Notably lost parades include the 1956 Parade (when all balloons succumbed to blustery winds, with Mighty Mouse crashing in front of NBC cameras), 1960 (the debut of the Happy Dragon, Macy's longest-running singular balloon to date) and 1971 (when all the balloons had to be removed due to heavy winds and rain).

List of Parades |
#	Year	Status	Notes
01	1953	Lost	
02	1954	Lost	
03	1955	Lost	
04	1956	Lost	
05	1957	Lost	
06	1958	Partially Found	Clips of the Spaceman balloon 
                                                        exist.
07	1959	Found	
08	1960	Lost	
09	1961	Partially Found	A clip of one of the Marching 
                                                        Bands exist online.
10	1962	Partially Found	Footage of Donald Duck was 
                                                        used as part of a special in 2011 
                                                        and footage of Bullwinkle was 
                                                        used in 2016. Audio of the ending 
                                                        exists.

11	1963	Partially Found	Footage of the start was used as 
                                                        part of a special in 2011.
12	1964	Partially Found	
13	1965	Partially Found	Footage of the Dino balloon and 
                                                        the Monroe Girls Corp exist 
                                                        online and can be viewed on 
                                                        YouTube and Facebook 
                                                        respectively.

14	1966                                       Audio Exists
                        

15	1967	Partially Found	Audio of the Carlisle High School 
                                                        Marching Band and the first few 
                                                        seconds of The Happening's 
                                                        performance on the "Rock Candy 
                                                        Mountain" float exists on 
                                                        YouTube.
16	1968	Lost	
17	1969	Partially Found	Footage of the Broadway cast of 
                                                       Jimmy Performing exists, as does 
                                                       audio.

18	1970	Partially Found	Stills of Dino and Donald Duck 
                                                        exist.
19	1971	Partially Found	
20	1972	Partially Found	Audio exists. 

21	1973	Partially Found	Audio exists.

22	1974	Partially Found	
23	1975	Partially Found	Audio of the Christian County 
                                                        High School Band exists on 
                                                        YouTube.
24	1976	Found	
25	1977	Partially Found	
26	1978	Partially Found	CBS' unofficial airing of the 
                                                        Parade is found; however, NBC's 
                                                        broadcast remains lost.
27	1979	Partially Found	
28	1980	Partially Lost	        The majority of the 1980 Parade is 
                                                         found, with approximately 30 
                                                         minutes missing.
Surviving Videos:
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The 1959 Parade, the oldest surviving parade in full.
The 1976 Parade, the 2nd oldest surviving parade in full.
Parts of the 1972 Parade.
The intro, band performances and Santa Claus from the 1979 Parade.
Wrangler Belles performance from the 1971 parade.
Wrangler Belles performance from the 1973 parade.
Wrangler Belles performance from the 1977 parade and longer introduction to the 1977 Parade.
The Broadway Cast of Jimmy Performing "The Mayor of New York" in 1969.
Diana Ross's famous appearance in 1979.
Sinclair's Dino in the 1965 Parade.
The Village People performance in 1978.
Tom Turkey, known in 1974 as the Toy Turkey, makes his second appearance.
The Patriot Band performance in 1978.
The Independence High School 76th Cavalry Band in 1978.
The Salem High School Marching Band performance and Santa Claus in 1977.
Mason Reese performance in 1975.
The Dover High School Tornado Band performance in 1972.
The Ohio Youth Choir in 1975
Audio of the Christian County High School Marching Colonels performance in 1975.
The Spring Branch Sr. High School Marching Band performance in 1974.
The Spring Branch Bruin Brigade performance in 1974.
Audio of the Carlisle High School Marching Band performance in 1967.
Short silent clips of the 1966 Parade.                                                                                   
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