Thats because Vieira is co-hosting the live broadcast of Macys 81st Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade next Thursday (Nov. 22) on NBC, and admits that whenever she sees jolly ol St. Nick at the parade, her waterworks start to flow.
Vieira says, I still cry when I see Santa marching down Herald Square! I remember watching the parade religiously as a little kid and being completely mesmerized. And as an adult, all of my kid emotions come back, and its still very exciting! The parade is an institution. Its a huge part of New York Citys history.
And while this year is only Vieiras second time hosting the Thanksgiving spectacular alongside her Today co-star Matt Lauer, Vieira will have no time to get the jolly jitters.
Vieira explains, Like last year, Ill be nervous until the moment were on live. The parade goes by so quickly and with such precision, that you have to stay on top of whats happening. I cant get too nervous!
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