The Today Show host says he used to attend the parade even before he was a newscaster and believes the least crowded spots to watch the floats and marching bands are uptown near where the parade starts.
However, he admits if you go there you dont get to see the Broadway shows or the bands turn sideways.
He also suggests potential parade patrons use their Rolodex to see if they know anyone who might live on the parade route because, he points out, there are a lot of good parties.
This years parade takes place when else? on Thanksgiving (Nov. 24) and will be hosted by Lauer, Katie Couric and Al Roker unless theres a major news event that requires his attention.
If that happens, Lauer admits, All bets are off.
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