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America's Thanksgiving Parade presented by Art Van Only on WDIV-TV Local 4 - Thursday, Nov. 27 at 9 a.m.

Exclusive Live Parade Coverage on Local 4 starts at 6 a.m. - Entire Broadcast can be seen from anywhere around the world Livestreamed on ClickOnDetroit.com

DETROIT, Nov. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- WDIV-TV Local 4 is the official television station of America's Thanksgiving Parade presented by Art VanThe annual live broadcast from Woodward Avenue is hosted by Local 4 anchors Carmen Harlan, Devin Scillian, Chuck Gaidica, Rhonda Walker, Evrod Cassimy and Ben Bailey and begins at 9 a.m. Thanksgiving morning.  The national broadcast, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., reaches more than 140 major cities across the country.

Local 4 News Today's coverage begins at 6 a.m. with a Special Thanksgiving Edition followed at 8 a.m. with a Parade Preview live from the parade route. Rhonda Walker, Evrod Cassimy, Chuck Gaidica, Brandon Roux, Ashlee Baracy and Lauren Podell take viewers behind-the-scenes for an up-close view of all the excitement going on Thanksgiving morning.  Plus, the latest weather forecasts for parade day and up-to-the-minute traffic and parking updates so those headed downtown can avoid delays, road closures and construction.

Featured performances include Detroit R&B/Pop trio Love Dollhouse; beat boxer Stevie Soul, Motor City jazz crooner Ben Sharkey and drummer/percussionist Rick Beamon; along with America's Got Talent finalist Olivia Millerschin and American Idol finalist Malaya Watson.

Special celebrities appearing in America's Thanksgiving Parade include Olympic Gold Medalists and this year's Grand Marshals Meryl Davis and Charlie White; Grammy-nominated rapper and Detroit native Big Sean; American rapper, actor and television host Vanilla Ice; Host of HGTV's Rehab Addict and Michigan native Nicole Curtis; International home designer and co-host of HGTV's Love It or List It Hilary Farr; and Detroit's favorite mascots: Paws, Roary and Hooper.

Throughout America's Thanksgiving Parade broadcast on Local 4, viewers can win special prizes while watching at home. They can also vote for their favorite high school bands marching at the parade in our "Battle of the Bands" contest, as well as vote for the "best choreography around a float" at ClickOnDetroit.com.  Local 4's news and parade coverage will be livestreamed on ClickOnDetroit.com from 6 a.m. to Noon Thanksgiving day so viewers can watch from wherever they are -- anywhere around the world.

America's Thanksgiving Parade presented by Art Van is created and produced by The Parade Company.

Thanksgiving Morning Lineup

6 a.m. to 8 a.m.                

Local 4 News Today: Special Thanksgiving Edition

8 a.m. to 9 a.m.                

Local 4 News Today: Parade Preview

9 a.m. to Noon                

America's Thanksgiving Parade presented by Art Van

 

About WDIV-Local 4

Local 4 News is currently the #1 newscast at 4pm, 5pm, 6pm, and 11pm in Nielsen ratings for the Detroit television market, and Local 4 News at 11pm is the highest-rated newscast of all NBC affiliates in the top 12 markets nationwide.  In addition, Local 4's ClickOnDetroit.com is the leading breaking news and weather website in Michigan.

About Graham Media Group

Graham Media Group is owned by Graham Holdings Company (NYSE: GHC), a diversified education and media company.  Graham Media Group owns and operates five television stations:  WDIV, the NBC affiliate in Detroit; KPRC, the NBC affiliate in Houston; WKMG, the CBS affiliate in Orlando; KSAT, the ABC affiliate in San Antonio; and WJXT, an independent in Jacksonville. Graham Media Group also has a strategic investment in StormPins, a crowd-sourced, social weather and breaking news app.

SOURCE WDIV-TV Local 4

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