Premise

Katie Couric, Matt Lauer and Al Roker anchor coverage of the 79th annual procession in Manhattan, which is slated to feature appearances by Adrien Brody, Harry Connick Jr., John Krasinski and Rainn Wilson of “The Office,” and soap star Peter Reckell. Performers include LeAnn Rimes, the Beach Boys, Carrie Underwood, Aaron Neville and Brian McKnight. Also: floats; marching bands; and various character balloons, including Scooby-Doo and Dora the Explorer.