SOURCE: KYW-TV

KYW-TV

March 02, 2009 11:37 ET

Susan Barnett, Kathy Orr, Bob Kelly Host St. Patrick's Day Parade Sunday, March 15, 12 Noon on CBS 3

The CW Philly 57 to Rebroadcast Parade on St. Patrick's Day; Parade Also Available to Viewers Around the World on www.cbs3.com

PHILADELPHIA, PA--(Marketwire - March 2, 2009) - CBS 3 (KYW-TV) is proud to broadcast the 239th St. Patrick's Day Parade, the second oldest parade in the country, live, Sunday, March 15th, 12 noon to 3:30 p.m. on CBS 3 and streamed live for viewers across the country and around the world on www.cbs3.com. The Parade will rebroadcast on St. Patrick's Day, Tuesday, March 17th, 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on The CW Philly 57 (WPSG-TV).

CBS 3 Anchor Susan Barnett and Meteorologist Kathy Orr will host the parade coverage from the reviewing stands at Eakins Oval on the Parkway along with a series of color commentators from the Irish community. Traffic Reporter Bob Kelly will report the annual spectacle from the Parade route.

More than 25,000 marchers participate in the Parade which includes 24 Irish Dance Schools, marching bands from as far away as Ireland and Connecticut, Irish Social Societies and various divisions of the Ancient Order of Hibernians.

"We are honored once again to be able to present the parade both on-air and online so that everyone from the Delaware Valley to County Cork can be a part of this great Philadelphia tradition," says CBS 3 and The CW Philly President and General Manager Michael Colleran.

"This is the Super Bowl of Irish pride," Michael F. Callahan, President of the St. Patrick's Day Observance Association, which organizes and facilitates the event, adds. "The groups proudly display the honor of being Irish, American and Philadelphians and love to show it off to the city and the surrounding Delaware Valley."

The St. Patrick's Day Parade telecast is presented by IBEW Local Union 98, and is sponsored in part by the David Auto Group and the Philadelphia Federal Credit Union.

The CBS 3 telecast of the St. Patrick's Day Parade is produced by the CBS 3 Programming Department in association with Producers Management Television (PMTV). Liz Naughton, whose credits include the Philadelphia Mummers Parade, serves as executive producer.

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

Contact Information

  • Contacts:
    Joanne Calabria
    215-977-5610