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Brokaw Rose Parade Grand Marshal

November 11, 2000

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) _ It was confetti and Times Square crowds last New Year’s Day for Tom Brokaw. For 2001, he’ll see roses aplenty.

The NBC anchorman was announced Friday as grand marshal of the 112th Rose Parade, part of the Tournament of Roses festivities Jan. 1 highlighted by college football’s Rose Bowl.

Brokaw won acclaim for his book ``The Greatest Generation,″ which told the story of Americans who were born in the 1920s, grew up in the Depression and fought in World War II.

Organizers said Brokaw is the appropriate choice for a parade with the theme, ``Fabric of America.″

``Who could better represent this theme and the 2001 Rose Parade than Tom Brokaw, an individual who has devoted his literary and reporting career to revealing the many faces of America?″ Tournament of Roses President Loren Brown said.

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