PHILADELPHIA (CBS) –– CBS 3 and The CW Philly are proud to broadcast the 242nd St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The Parade will be broadcast live, Sunday, March 11th, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on The CW Philly 57 and streamed live for viewers across the country and around the world here on http://www.CBSPhilly.com.
The Parade will be rebroadcast on Friday, March 16th, 9 a.m. to 12 noon on CBS 3, and again on St. Patrick’s Day, Saturday, March 17th, 12 noon to 3 p.m. on The CW Philly. The telecast will also be available on Comcast On Demand starting Sunday, March 18th.
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 theme is “St. Patrick, Bless the American Worker,” featuring Grand Marshal John J. Dougherty.
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.
“It is always a pleasure to showcase such a popular event on both of our stations,” says CBS 3/CW Philly President and General Manager Jon Hitchcock. “St. Patrick’s Day is a tradition that brings people together year after year. We are honored to be able to share the experience with families both on-air and on our website so that they can join in on the festivities wherever they happen to be.”
“Our relationship with CBS 3 and The CW Philly has allowed our parade to gain greater exposure than ever before and grow tremendously,” says Parade Director Michael Bradley. “This has been a great partnership for us, enabling us to feature more groups, making this parade the largest in Philadelphia.”
The St. Patrick’s Day Parade telecast is presented by IBEW Local 98 and sponsored in part by Philadelphia Federal Credit Union, Kaplan Schools and Ashley Furniture Home Stores.
CBS 3 (KYW-TV) and The CW Philly 57 (WPSG-TV) are part of CBS Television Stations, a division of CBS Corporation.