Charging out of its sesquicentennial, the 126th annual Rose Parade’s theme this year is “Inspiring Stories.” As such, the Olympian and Unbreakable subject, World War II POW Louis Zamperini, was supposed to be Grand Marshal, but unfortunately he died in July. Yet his talent for surmounting obstacles continues: He’s still the Grand Marshal! Some of the floats to ooh and ahh: AIDS Healthcare Foundation, the Lutheran Laymen’s League, the Odd Fellows and Rebekahs, Scotts Miracle-Gro and Trader Joe’s. Also: 20 marching bands, about 400 horses and the usual jocular tension between Bob and Stephanie on KTLA.

Thu., Jan. 1, 8 a.m., 2015
(Expired: 01/01/15)

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