Before Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen, before Ryan Seacrest and his Rockin' Eve predecessor, Dick Clark, even before the first time a ball was dropped in New York's Times Square, a quintessentially American New Year's tradition was the Tournament of Roses Parade, a celebration in Pasadena, California, that has kicked off each year since 1890. Sixty-six years ago this month, on January 1, 1954, that parade was the first national television program to be broadcast in color.
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