“Forgotten Hollywood”- Last Call for Eubanks and Edwards…

Posted on December 30, 2015 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

   It’s an end of a tradition. Longtime Rose Parade broadcasters Bob Eubanks and Stephanie Edwards will make the 2016 edition their last. Ken Burns is the announced Grand Marshal, while Elizabeth McGovern of Downton Abbey is one of the many stars expected to ride on floats. This year, the annual event is presented by Honda with the theme, Find Your Adventure.

   The pair will anchor KTLA-TV’s coverage Friday morning, describing the flower-covered floats, marching bands, and equestrian units moving down Pasadena’s Colorado Boulevard. The two are familiar to Southern California audiences who refuse to brave the cold of the outdoor festivities. KTLA has been broadcasting the Rose Parade since January 1st, 1948.



   Eubanks, whose career includes hosting The Newlywed Game, worked the parade for several years before he was paired with Edwards in 1982. He moved into television after spending a few decades behind a radio microphone. Edwards began her career as a receptionist for local news legend, Ralph Story. She later co-hosted the morning television program, Good Morning America, which included guests, traffic, and weather reports.

   In 2006, Edwards was replaced as an anchor, but given a position commenting from the grandstands that year. She returned to co-anchoring the parade coverage in 2009. Their chemistry is unique in bringing in the New Year, so it is fitting that they will leave together. The Tournament of Roses Parade is the prelude to the Rose Bowl football game that annually pits the Pac 12 representative against the Big 10 rep.

   Former Entertainment Tonight host Leeza Gibbons and Hallmark Channel’s Home & Family host Mark Steines will take over parade-hosting duties in 2017 for KTLA.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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