March 02, 2010 14:42 ET

Susan Barnett, Kathy Orr, Bob Kelly Host St. Patrick's Day Parade Sunday, March 14th Noon to 3 pm on the CW Philly 57

Parade Streamed Live Online at CBS 3.COM and THE CWPHILLY.COM CBS 3, The CW Philly to Rebroadcast Parade on St. Patrick's Day

PHILADELPHIA, PA--(Marketwire - March 2, 2010) - CBS 3 and The CW Philly are proud to broadcast the 240th St. Patrick's Day Parade, the second oldest parade in the country. The Parade will be broadcast live, Sunday, March 14th, 12 noon to 3 p.m. on The CW Philly and streamed live for viewers across the country and around the world on and The Parade will be rebroadcast on both stations on St. Patrick's Day, Wednesday, March 17th, 9a.m. to 12 noon on CBS 3, and again on The CW Philly from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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 -- Bishop Joseph P. McFadden, Parade Director Michael Bradley and Karen Boyce McCollum.

This year's parade will follow the theme of "St. Patrick, Model of Unity for the Church and the World," featuring Grand Marshal Seamus Boyle. This is Philadelphia's largest parade whose participants include marching bands, Irish dance schools, youth groups and Irish Associations.

"Being able to showcase this Philadelphia tradition, locally and internationally, on-air and online is an honor," says CBS 3/CW Philly President and General Manager Jon Hitchcock.

"We will have more than 225 marching groups and 20,000 plus marchers, representing all walks of life from celebrities to the regular guys, newborns to those approaching their 2nd century," says Philadelphia St. Patrick's Day Parade Director Michael Bradley.

"It is an honor and a privilege to showcase this year's parade on CBS 3, The CW Philly 57, and, and we look forward to continuing our long term relationship with our friends at CBS."

This year's telecast is being dedicated to former Parade Directors, John P. "Jack" McNamee, Michael Emmet McCarron and James P. Kilgallen, all of whom passed away since last year's telecast. Kilgallen, who Bradley calls "one of the true giants of the Philadelphia Irish community," passed away most recently on February 27th.

The St. Patrick's Day Parade telecast is presented by IBEW Local 98 and your Tri-State Toyota Dealers and sponsored in part by Philadelphia Federal Credit Union and
 P.J. Fitzpatrick, Inc.

CBS 3 (KYW-TV) and The CW Philly 57 (WPSG-TV) are part of CBS Television Stations, a division of CBS Corporation.

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