Premise

Matt Lauer, Ann Curry and Al Roker anchor coverage of the 85th annual procession in Manhattan, featuring slated appearances by Rodney Atkins, Mary J. Blige, Neil Diamond, Cee Lo Green, Avril Lavigne, Shelby Lynne, Scotty McCreery, Daniel Radcliffe and Willard Scott. The gala includes character balloons, colorful floats, marching bands and more than 800 clowns.