Pravda: Lance Burton to Save Rose Parade?

Lance Burton

Everyone knows — in fact, it is almost cliche — when you want
information about any floral-oriented parade in Pasadena, California
Russia’s main news agency is the key Rose Parade source.

It is no surprise the best Rose Parade coverage can be found in Pravda.  As they say in the reporters’ bar here at the spacious Holiday Inn Pasadena, “Pravda is to the Rose Parade as The Daily Racing Form is to the Kentucky Derby.” 

So true.  So Pravda.

We found the Pravda reporters working around-the-clock to beat their competition from Home and Garden Television. 

We weren’t surprised Pravda skipped the comparatively irrelevant news of Putin economic adviser Andrei Illarionov’s resignation to cover the strife facing the Rose Parade organizers.

In the land of perennial youth and movie star beauty, the Rose Parade is
getting a major makeover  for the first time in 117 years.

The annual Tournament of Roses will kick off on Monday with a
splashy performance by Grammy-winning singer LeAnn Rimes, complete with
dancers and aerial performers. The extravaganza will be jazzed up
further by mid-parade performances by singer Toni Braxton and magician
Lance Burton.

With the CBS television network having quietly decided to drop coverage of the event after 45 years, parade organizers,
hoping to keep TV viewers and the remaining broadcasting outlets happy,
have ratcheted up the rolling flowerfest’s entertainment quotient.

The Rose Parade has been designed specifically for television this year in a urgent effort to retain future coverage. 

Parade organizers and major-sponsor FTD hired Mr. Burton to perform on camera and sit atop the featured float. 

We will keep you up-to-date on any late-breaking news from the Rose Parade found in the pages of Pravda

We also have the latest from Home and Garden Television’s
wall-to-wall coverage of the Rose Parade.  They give much space to Mr.
Burton, his work, his history, his awards, and the task of pulling in
viewers for the parade. 

By the way, the official float line-up is out with Mr. Burton’s FTD ride at No. 56.  That puts him right after The Southwest Dekalb High School Marching Panther Band and right before Scripps Miramar Saddlebreds. 

The Dekalb band is famous for their work in the movie Drumline and Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade entries.  But we think the placement is perfect for Mr. Burton. 

He will follow the float carrying

Lance Burton

Everyone knows — in fact, it is almost cliche — when you want
information about any floral-oriented parade in Pasadena, California
Russia’s main news agency is the key Rose Parade source.

It is no surprise the best Rose Parade coverage can be found in Pravda.  As they say in the reporters’ bar here at the spacious Holiday Inn Pasadena, “Pravda is to the Rose Parade as The Daily Racing Form is to the Kentucky Derby.” 

So true.  So Pravda.

We found the Pravda reporters working around-the-clock to beat their competition from Home and Garden Television. 

We weren’t surprised Pravda skipped the comparatively irrelevant news of Putin economic adviser Andrei Illarionov’s resignation to cover the strife facing the Rose Parade organizers.

In the land of perennial youth and movie star beauty, the Rose Parade is
getting a major makeover  for the first time in 117 years.

The annual Tournament of Roses will kick off on Monday with a
splashy performance by Grammy-winning singer LeAnn Rimes, complete with
dancers and aerial performers. The extravaganza will be jazzed up
further by mid-parade performances by singer Toni Braxton and magician
Lance Burton.

With the CBS television network having quietly decided to drop coverage of the event after 45 years, parade organizers,
hoping to keep TV viewers and the remaining broadcasting outlets happy,
have ratcheted up the rolling flowerfest’s entertainment quotient.

The Rose Parade has been designed specifically for television this year in a urgent effort to retain future coverage. 

Parade organizers and major-sponsor FTD hired Mr. Burton to perform on camera and sit atop the featured float. 

We will keep you up-to-date on any late-breaking news from the Rose Parade found in the pages of Pravda

We also have the latest from Home and Garden Television’s
wall-to-wall coverage of the Rose Parade.  They give much space to Mr.
Burton, his work, his history, his awards, and the task of pulling in
viewers for the parade. 

By the way, the official float line-up is out with Mr. Burton’s FTD ride at No. 56.  That puts him right after The Southwest Dekalb High School Marching Panther Band and right before Scripps Miramar Saddlebreds. 

The Dekalb band is famous for their work in the movie Drumline and Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade entries.  But we think the placement is perfect for Mr. Burton. 

He will follow the float carrying 2006
Tournament of Roses Rose Queen and Royal Court – so there will be
maximum viewership.  Plus, he will go before the saddlebreds and thus
avoid any potential mess left by the otherwise fine horses.

That is the extent of our Parade Analysis for now but stay-tuned.

Chupacabra – Blood-Sucking Kangaroo?

We note Pravda also has breaking news
on the sighting of a “chupacabra” the previously considered mythical
beast.  The chupacabra is known for its kangaroo-like appearance and
need to suck the blood of livestock – namely goats.

      

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