EASTON — New York, London, Moscow, Beijing, Kolkata and downtown Easton, Md. are all among the places CNN will be broadcasting from to ring in the new year on Wednesday, Dec. 31.
From 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., Gary Tuchman, CNN reporter and correspondent for Anderson Cooper 360, will be in downtown Easton showing the world Easton’s First Night Talbot festivities, including the 10th annual Crab Drop as part of CNNs “New Year’s Eve Live with Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin.”
“Every year we try to find a different slice of Americana doing a different kind of drop. What people don’t realize is that there are hundreds of places in the United States that drop things for New Year’s Eve. Everyone knows about Times Square,” Tuchman said. “But what we try to do each year is perhaps show something that the viewers around the world aren’t aware of.”
Among those slices of Americana covered by CNN have been the sardine drop in Eastport, Maine and the watermelon drop in Vincennes, Ind.