Daily Archives: November 2, 2017

The National Dog Show Returns on Thanksgiving — with a Charitable Twist

People: Halloween has passed and turkey time is almost here, which means the National Dog Show is right around the corner, as well!

On Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, Nov. 23), NBC will present The National Dog Show Presented by Purina following the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The beloved holiday show, now in its 16th year, will air from noon to 2 p.m. across all time zones.

John O’Hurley is back to host the furry event dedicated to all the amazing things man’s best friend can do. David Frei will also be ringside once more to offer expert commentary on all the bizarre and beautiful breeds competing for Best in Show. Mary Carillo is reporting benchside and Olympic favorites Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir will be backstage, rounding out the roster of animal-loving all-stars bringing this show to your living room on Turkey Day.

As part of the National Dog Show and Thanksgiving celebration, Purina wants to know what makes your dog the best. From Nov. 16 to 26, for every unique canine-centered post shared on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the @purina and #DogThanking tags, Purina will donate $1 (up to $50,000 total) to GreaterGood.org.

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NBC Sports Continues Figure Skating Coverage with Grand Prix China This Weekend

NBC Sports: This weekend, NBC Sports Group presents 16 hours of coverage of Grand Prix China from Beijing, the third event in the 2017 International Skating Union (ISU) Grand Prix of Figure Skating Series, including 14.5 hours of live coverage on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA.

NBC presents coverage of the event this Sunday, November 5, at 4:30 pm ET. Andrea Joyce handles play-by-play on NBC, joined by 1998 Olympic gold medalist Tara Lipinski and three-time U.S. champion Johnny Weir.

The men’s field features three American participants, highlighted by 2017 world junior figure skating champion Vincent Zhou, who makes his senior Grand Prix debut. Russia’s Alina Zagitova, the 2017 world junior champion, and 2017 world bronze medalist Gabby Daleman of Canada headline the women’s field. Three U.S. ice dance teams will compete in Beijing, including two-time world medalists Madison Chock and Evan Bates.

Cup of China coverage will be preceded by Skate Canada on NBC at 3:30 pm ET, with commentary by Johnny Weir, Tara Lipinski, and Terry Gannon.

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Johnny Weir for NBC Sports' Coverage of the ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating

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