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    The National Dog Show

    The National Dog Show

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    NBC
    Over 2,000 purebred dogs will vie for the title of "Best in Show". See over 150 different breeds in action as they make their way around the ring in hopes of impressing the judges.moreless
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    Golden Globe Awards

    Golden Globe Awards

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    NBC (Returning January 11th, 2015)
    Near the end of each year, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association gathers to recognize outstanding achievement in film and television. Nominees are announced in December, and the awards ceremony is held and televised in mid-January. It's one of television's most intimate, spontaneous, and fun events. The profits made from the Golden Globe Awards are donated to entertainment - related charities by the HFPA. The organization offers scholarships to budding entertainers and supports educational institutions educating people on film and television.moreless
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    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

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    NBC (Holiday Event 1948)
    Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is an annual event featuring imaginative floats and spectacular pageantry making it one of America's favorite holiday extravaganzas.
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    WWE Tribute to the Troops

    WWE Tribute to the Troops

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    NBC (Holiday Event 1992)
    World Wrestling Entertainment® will honor the United States Armed Forces with NBC in its third holiday special. The top WWE Superstars and Divas will travel to Fort Hood, Texas to entertain the 350,000 military personnel, family members, and civilians that make up the largest active duty armored post in the United States Armed Services.moreless
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    Ford Ironman World Championship

    Ford Ironman World Championship

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    NBC
    The top long-distance triathletes compete at the Ford Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii, every year for the opportunity to become crowned as the best Ironman-distance athletes in the world. The event was started in 1977 by Judy and John Collins after a discussion with other endurance athletes to determine who is more fit -- open water swimmers, cyclists or runners. The race would combine all three disciplines into a single competition. Three existing races -- the2.4-mile Waikiki Roughwater Swim, the 112-mile Around-O'ahu Bike Race and the 26.2-mile Honolulu Marathon -- were combined to create the first Ironman race on Feb. 18, 1978. Fifteen people showed up in Waikiki, receiving simple instructions on a few sheets of paper. The last page read, "Swim 2.4 miles! Bike 112 miles! Run 26.2 miles! Brag for the rest of your life!" In 1981, the race was moved to Kona, on the Big Island of Hawaii. The low-key race gained worldwide prominence after the 1982 race was televised on ABC's Wide World of Sports. Viewers watched as Julie Moss succumbed to the demands of the race and lost her lead. Her struggle to continue on toward the finish line inspired others to travel to Kona and compete. As the Ironman brand grew to encompass an entire triathlon race series, the Kona race was established as the world championship. The race attracts the top Ironman triathletes from around the world. It also brings in numerous amateur (age-group) competitors who train hard to qualify for the race with other race results. Qualifying for Kona is similar to the prestige of a marathoner qualifying for the Boston Marathon. The field in recent years now numbers almost 1,800 participants, pro and age group. The race is broadcast live on the official Ironman website while the edited highlight program is broadcast on NBC later in the year.moreless