The Countdown: Setting the stage for the Thanksgiving Day Parade

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Thursday, November 24, 2022
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Thanksgiving is almost here, and in this edition of 'The Countdown,' we begin with a pre-Thanksgiving Day Parade tradition.

Thanksgiving is almost here, and in this edition of 'The Countdown,' we begin with a pre-Thanksgiving Day Parade tradition.

Inflation is sometimes a topic of discussion on this show, but today we're talking about the good kind of inflation ... the inflating of the parade balloons along Central Park West.

What makes this tradition so amazing is the children of Eyewitness News reporter Michelle Charlesworth, who joined her out in the field to report on the balloon inflation for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

In addition to their live report, Lee Goldberg joins the show with a picture-perfect forecast for Thursday's parade.

Here are the other headlines from Wednesday's show:

RSV holiday safety

How safe is it to gather with loved ones for big holidays? It's something we've been thinking more and more about lately. It started with the COVID pandemic. This season, it's a trifecta of illnesses. We still have COVID, but now we have the flu on top of it and RSV to make matters that much more complicated.

NYC crime

The fear of crime became a political football in the elections this month in races for Congress and in the race for New York governor. Yes, there was fear mongering, but the fear is real and so too are the reasons for the fear. We unravel the latest crime numbers from the NYPD and talk to NYPD Chief of Department Kenneth Corey.

You can watch 'The Countdown' live Monday-Friday at 6:30 p.m. on ABC7NY.com or our ABC7NY app on Roku, FireTV, Apple TV and Android TV.

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