TODAY | November 24, 2010
>> don't forget you can check out the macy's thanksgiving day parade right here on nbc tomorrow morning, 9:00 a.m ., followed by the dog show .
>> that's right. and of course, i remember my mom making thanksgiving dinner while we watch the parade.
>> and an interesting way to make a turkey, it's called a deconstructed turkey. cut it in half. it's delicious i know that.
>> you mentioned the dog show , i'm going to bring in actor and dog lover john o'hurley. host of the national dog show .
>> we are less than 24 hours away before we release the hounds, 2,000 of the best dogs in the country are competing for the title of best in show . our ninth season with an audience of 20 million people.
>> you always have a huge audience. what is it about this program?
>> i think it's one of the best pieces of television on the.
>> he's introducing six new breeds at the show, what do they do? they take a couple of weird dogs and set them up on a blind date and say we have got a new breed.
>> you have to have a long history of the dog, the dog has to have a parent club to take care of the breed and it has to have a geological distribution and a long period so they can develop a written standard for the dog. we have two hunting dogs that we're introducing.
>> we just saw a photo of you and all the new dogs.
>> that took 12 hours to do that photo, yes.
>> do you have a favorite breed?
>> the last few years i have always loved the irish setter in the ring. i think it's a show dog . i'm hoping the irish setter is --
>> i want to remind folks that the national dog show presented by purina immediately following our coverage of the macy's thanksgiving day parade .
>> let's get a check of the weather from mr. roker.
>> and don't forget, you can check your weather any time of the day or night the weather channel on cable or weather.com online.