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CW Philly 57 To Air Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade Live




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CBS 3 to rebroadcast Parade on St. Patrick’s Day

Philadelphia, March 2, 2011 — CBS 3 and The CW Philly are proud to broadcast the 241st St. Patrick’s Day Parade.  The Parade will be broadcast live, Sunday, March 13th, 12 noon to 3 p.m. on The CW Philly 57 and streamed live for viewers across the country and around the world on

The Parade will be rebroadcast on St. Patrick’s Day, Thursday, March 17th, 9 a.m. to 12 noon on CBS 3, and again on The CW Philly, Saturday, March 19th , 12 noon to 3 p.m.  Also, the Parade will be available on in the video on demand section immediately after the Parade and On-Demand as of March 21st.

CBS 3 and The CW Philly’s Susan Barnett and Kathy Orr will host the parade from the broadcast booth at Eakins Oval on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.  Bob Kelly will report live from the Parade route.  Color commentary for the Parade will be provided by three special guests during the telecast — Father Kevin Gallagher of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, Parade Director Michael Bradley and singer Karen Boyce McCollum.

This year’s parade will follow the theme of “St. Patrick, Bless Our Religious Sisters Who Serve, Inspire and Educate,” featuring Grand Marshal Sister James Anne Feerick I.H.M. Philadelphia’s St. Patrick’s Day parade is the city’s largest parade.  Participants include marching bands, Irish dance schools, youth groups and Irish Associations.

“We are proud to be able to showcase this Philadelphia tradition on both of our stations, on CBS and On Demand as well,” says CBS 3/CW Philly President and General Manager Jon Hitchcock.  “St. Patrick’s Day is more than a one-day celebration. As the community celebrates throughout the week, we enjoy knowing that they can watch as often as they like and through the website, also invite family and friends away from home to share this special event with them.”

“The Philadelphia St. Patrick’s Day parade is the second oldest parade of any kind in the USA dating back to 1771,” says Parade Director Michael Bradley.   “I am honored as parade director to carry on the responsibility of presenting this tradition of Irish culture.   We are thrilled with our long association with CBS 3 and The CW Philly57 and look forward to many more successful years for both of us.”

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade telecast is presented by IBEW Local Union 98 and sponsored in part by Philadelphia Federal Credit Union, Ashley Furniture Home Stores and P.J. Fitzpatrick, Inc.

  • Michael Mazzoni

    Broadcast overall was good. My two daughters were in the Parade but were also not aired due to time constraints. Initially the additional time was streamed on line and I hope to catch my Daughters On Demand after March 21st. Does the on Demand verson contain the additional footage, or is there anyway to obtain this footage. (Shades of Green / School of Irish Dance)

  • Nancy Dockstader

    I thought the coverage on the computer was terrible. My daughter was in the parade and was the last of the dancers and you TOTALLY cut them off. I had family watching for her. You found it to be more important to show the Miss Preteen in the MIDDLE of their performance. I did not appreciate the video cutting away before a performance was completed. As parents I am sure YOU all wouldn’t be happy with the lack of time given if the shoe was on your childs foot. I am aware you only had time for 3 hours but give everyone a chance and maybe NOT interview and focus on one person in particular. I did enjoy the parade as did my daughter being in it but think of the people and their families the next time you have time alotted for just 3 hours and put the people IN the parade on the TV screen. Point to ponder.

  • Marie Gebhardt

    Wonderful broadcast of a wonderful parade. wanted so badly to catch final presentation but couldn;nt find tv or computer channel — oh well, next sunday/saturday will have o do. thanks again

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