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Band Boosting

At the end of yesterday’s blog post, I was looking online for additional video from the Rose Parade. One thing I found was an explanation for something that happened during the KTLA telecast. I could tell Bob Eubanks was stretching … Continue reading

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Sunday, Monday, Happy Trails

The 123rd Tournament of Roses Parade ended with a dead horse! The finale was a float sponsored by RFD-TV to honor the late Roy Rogers. It had the actual Trigger (and the dead dog Bullet) mounted on it. The taxidermied … Continue reading

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Parade or Grenade?

A couple of my parade pet peeves came up in conversation before Gatlinburg’s 36th Annual Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade. Taz Cable and I were doing an Internet broadcast for SMOMOtv from the rooftop patio of Loco Burro. I pointed … Continue reading

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Parading Around

A long-time Gatlinburg resident told me that he wondered why Knoxville always scheduled their Christmas parade for the same night as Gatlinburg’s Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade. Based on the strong turnout and impressive list of participants for the 36th … Continue reading

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Syncopated Rhythms

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is broadcast on both NBC and CBS. The official telecast on NBC is too scripted while the coverage on CBS isn’t scripted enough. The hosts of “Today,” who work together every day, recited the banter … Continue reading

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Camel Trio

Is that Yukon Cornelius and his brothers or three wise men? That’s what I asked myself as I drove past a holiday inflatable the other day. Today is the traditional date for the Epiphany, although the Church celebrates it on … Continue reading

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Nuttin’, Honey

Paula Deen was grand marshal of the 122nd Rose Parade this morning. While ABC and NBC continued their tradition of broadcasting the parade, I prefer the two networks that offer commercial-free coverage. Knoxville-based HGTV did a fine job and had … Continue reading

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Mechanical Contrivance

An entry in the Maryville/Alcoa Jaycees Christmas Parade gave me a lesson in automotive history. Up until yesterday, I had no idea there was such a thing as a King Midget. At first I thought it was a souped-up golf … Continue reading

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Manure Maneuver

Governor-elect Bill Haslam hopped out of a car and started walking down Gay Street just after passing us at the Christmas parade in downtown Knoxville last night. The grand marshals were Ashley and Sherry Johnston from “The Biggest Loser.” Members … Continue reading

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For the Winokur

CBS discovered some exciting new technology called “high definition” for their broadcast of the 2010 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Yes, 2010. NBC has been showing the parade in high-def since at least 2007. The HD picture lets me see details … Continue reading

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Silva Certificate

Michele Silva & Bob Yarbrough co-anchored WVLT‘s live broadcast of the Dogwood Arts Festival Parade on Friday night. I wrote about the parade in yesterday’s post. When she saw me, Michele took the opportunity to tease me about the latest … Continue reading

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Dogwoody Style

A herd of Chick-fil-A cows parachuted into downtown Knoxville Friday night. They were actually small dolls, thrown from the roofs of buildings on both sides of Gay Street. Meanwhile a contingent of people in cow costumes marched in the Dogwood … Continue reading

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