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119th Rose Parade to Be Broadcast Live on Nine Networks in U.S.A.

USET Foundation Squad of Olympians are #47 out of 90 Parade Groups

WELLINGTON, FL - December 21, 2007 - The 119th Rose Parade in Pasadena, California, on January 1, 2008, will be broadcast live by nine networks in the United States: ABC, NBC, HGTV, Tribune, Univision, Telemundo, Travel Channel, Discovery HD Theater, and Sky Link TV. Local California stations KWHY-22 and KTLA-5 will also provide live coverage. Internationally, the Rose Parade will be viewed by millions of people in more than 75 countries. Almost one million spectators line the five-and-a-half mile parade route.

The USET Foundation squad of 12 Olympians representing show jumping, dressage, and eventing is scheduled to be #47 in the line-up of 90 participating organizations in the 2008 Rose Parade. The U.S. Olympians will parade behind the Olympics-themed "One World, One Dream" float sponsored by Avery Dennison and the Roundtable of Southern California Chinese-American Organizations. The theme of this year's parade is "Passports to the World."

Pre-Show Broadcasts

THE TRAVEL CHANNEL will provide a preview of the annual march in Pasadena, California, on January 1, starting at 9:00 am Eastern Standard Time/6:00 am Pacific Standard Time.

HGTV (Home & Garden Television) will air "The Making of the Rose Parade 2008" showing the preparations for the parade, starting at 10:00 am Eastern Standard Time/7:00 am Pacific Standard Time.

Rose Parade Live National Broadcasts Start at 11:00am EST/8:00am PST

The Rose Parade starts at 8:00 am Pacific Standard Time. The following networks will provide two-hour live broadcasts, from 8:00 am to 10:00 am Pacific Standard Time and 11:00 am to 1:00 pm Eastern Standard Time:

ABC

NBC

Discovery HD Theater

The Travel Channel

HGTV (Commercial free)

Telemundo (Spanish speaking)

Sky Link TV (Chinese)

Tribune

UNIVISION - http://www.univision.net/corp/en/mp_list.jsp state-by-state call letters and channels

Rose Parade Local Coverage - 8:00 am - 10:00 am PST

KWHY-TV Channel 22, a Spanish Independent station owned by the Telemundo network/NBC Universal, a subsidiary of NBC. For details in Spanish, visit: http://www.canal22.tv/eventos.php?id=65&first=yes§_id=4

KTLA-TV Channel 5, an affiliate of the CW Television Network, is a television station in Los Angeles, California, owned by the Tribune Company. The parade coverage features Grand Marshall Emeril Lagasse, KTLA's Michaela Periera, and Bob Eubanks host.

USET Foundation in Rose Parade

The mounted Olympians participating in the 119th Rose Parade are: show jumpers Margie Engle, Anne Kursinski, Beezie Madden, and Melanie Smith Taylor; dressage riders Sue Blinks, Debbie McDonald, Guenter Seidel, and Steffen Peters; and eventers Darren Chiacchia, Nina Fout, Kim Severson, and Karen Stives.

USET Foundation President and CEO Jane Forbes Clark and Mason Phelps, alternate on the U.S. eventing team at the 1968 Mexico City Olympic Games, will lead the 12-member Olympic squad on foot as flag-bearers for the USET Foundation.

The non-profit United States Equestrian Team Foundation supports the competition, training, coaching, travel and educational needs of America's elite and developing international, high-performance athletes and horses in partnership with the United States Equestrian Federation. For more information about the USET Foundation or to make a donation, please call (908) 234-1251 or visit the USET Foundation website at http://www.uset.org.

 

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