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The Day of Floats and Roses

December 30, 1990|DANIEL CERONE | TIMES STAFF WRITER

Question: How many television stations does it take to cover 22 marching bands, 60 floats, 275 horses and an estimated 20 million flowers?

Answer: Six. At least that's how many stations are providing live coverage of the 102nd annual Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena.

Here's a list of where to watch the Rose Parade and other holiday parades.

KCBS

"Knots Landing" star Kevin Dobson and Leeza Gibbons of "Entertainment This Week" host The Tournament of Roses Parade. Tuesday, 8-10:30 a.m.

Ken Kercheval, who plays Cliff Barnes on "Dallas," and CBS Sports broadcaster Andrea Joyce host the 1991 CBS Cotton Bowl Parade from Dallas. The Gatlin Brothers are grand marshals for the 33rd annual parade, which features drill teams, floats, precision marching bands, celebrities, giant balloons, productions numbers and beauty queens. Tuesday, 2-3 p.m.

KNBC

KNBC news anchor Kelly Lange and "The Today Show's" jolly weatherman Willard Scott host The Sunkist Fiesta Bowl Parade from Tempe, Ariz. The parade's theme is "Children's Laughter, Music to Our Ears," with Grand Marshal Michael Carbajal, world champion boxer in the light-flyweight division. Monday, 3-4 p.m.

Ann Jillian of "The Ann Jillian Show" and Clifton Davis from "Amen" are hosts of the 57th annual King Orange Jamboree Parade from Miami. The prime-time parade honors Cole Porter with its theme and features celebrity guests Joel Grey and Roz Ryan, also of "Amen." Monday, 8-9 p.m.

Baseball's Joe Garagiola, co-host of "The Today Show," and Marsha Warfield from "Night Court" shepherd NBC's coverage of The Tournament of Roses Parade. Tuesday, 8-10 a.m.

KTLA

Bob Eubanks and Stephanie Edwards return to co-host KTLA's Emmy-winning coverage of The Tournament of Roses Parade, presented in stereo-surround sound with no commercial cutaways. Last year, KTLA beat the combined ratings of the other four stations providing coverage. Pre-parade coverage, featuring parade preparations and celebrity interviews, begins at 7 a.m. Tuesday, 7-10:30 a.m.

KABC

ABC Sports announcer Jim McKay and Joan Lunden of "Good Morning America" host The Tournament of Roses Parade on ABC. Tuesday, 8-10:30 a.m.

KTTV

Sarah Purcell, Mark Summers and Bill Welsh team up to anchor KTTV's coverage of The Tournament of Roses Parade. This year, KTTV will eliminate all commercials, including the superimposed variety used by KTLA. A pre-parade special hosted by Nancy Nelson and Bob Braun begins at 7 a.m. Tuesday, 8-10:30 a.m., followed by nonstop repeats 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

KMEX

KMEX news anchor Patricia Janiot and reporter Jaime Garcia provide coverage and commentary for Spanish-speaking audiences of The Tournament of Roses Parade. Tuesday, 8-10:30 a.m.

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