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FLOATS READY TO BLOOM : TV COVERAGE.

Byline: - Christine Kwon

KCBS-TV (Channel 2)

Live coverage of the Tournament of Roses parade will begin at 8 a.m. today and continue until 10:30 a.m. The channel will air a special post-parade program called ``Coming up Roses'' from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

NBC-TV (Channel 4)

Live coverage will begin at 8 a.m. and end at 9:30 a.m. with hosts Giselle Fernandez from ``Access Hollywood'' and Al Roker from ``Today.''

KTLA-TV (Channel 5)

Pre-parade coverage will begin at 6:30 a.m. with ``Backstage at the Rose Parade'' followed by ``Countdown to the Rose Parade'' with hosts Gayle Anderson, Stan Chambers, Sam Rubin, Sharon Tay and Marta Waller. Live coverage of the Rose Parade will begin at 8 a.m. with commentary by veteran hosts Bob Eubanks and Stephanie Edwards. Encore presentations of the parade are scheduled for 10:30 a.m., and 1, 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. All broadcasts will be in stereo and closed-captioned. The 8 a.m. broadcast will be simulcast in Spanish on radio station KWKW-AM (1330).

KABC-TV (Channel 7)

``Good Morning America'' plans live coverage of the parade from 8 to 10 a.m.

KMEX-TV (Channel 34)

Cristina Aceves, Edgardo Gazcon and Oswaldo Borraez will be the hosts of the Spanish station's one-hour countdown show called ``Desfile de las Rosas: Ecos del Siglo'' (``Rose Parade: Echoes of the Century'') beginning at 7 a.m. The show will be followed by the live, commercial-free broadcast of the parade from 8 to 10:30 a.m. with hosts Jessi Losada and Laura Harring. The station will rebroadcast the parade from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

HGTV

Home & Garden Television will present its third year of live coverage of the parade beginning at 8 a.m. with host Paul James. At 7:30 a.m., Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, will present personal commentary about the 1999 Weight Watchers Rose Parade float during the program ``Petals to Perfection.''

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PHOTO (1-3) At left, Erica Rodriguez, 13, helps put the finishing touches on the Weight Watchers Rose Parade float, ``Celebrating Women's Success.'' Above, a float worker takes time out Thursday to smell the roses. Below, from left, Spencer Flynn, 9, Terri McCann and Catherine Flynn check out floats in Pasadena before they make their way down Colorado Boulevard for the 110th Tournament of Roses parade today. The New Year's Day tradition will kick off at 8 a.m.

See list of floats, Pages 18-20

Tina Gerson/Daily News

MAP: ROSE PARADE ROUTE

POST-PARADE FLOAT VIEWING AREA
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