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December 27, 2006



Long before Stephanie Edwards was shilling for Lucky, she was Ralph Story's co-host -- a job she performed with wit and style.I think that's where most of us long-time fans remember her from.

Ken Levine

People forget that Stephanie was the original co-host of GOOD MORNING, AMERICA on ABC when it was called something else. I am in the camp that wants Stephanie back. If they want to replace someone, replace Eubanks.

LA Guy

"I am in the camp that wants Stephanie back. If they want to replace someone, replace Eubanks."Include me in your camp.I'm fairly sure Eubanks passed away a few years ago and was replaced by an animatronic replica that was bolted to the Rose Parade set while nobody was looking. Apparently Stephanie was beginning to catch on so she was relegated to the streets and replaced by a clueless Michaela Pereira (apparently there's no second 'p') who wouldn't jeopardize whole charade.You're right about this being the best week of the year. I'd be in favor of moving Christmas day to December 1st and enjoying a whole month of peace and quiet in LA.Happy Holidays...


You would think that the rain last year was a sufficient sign that God was pissed over Stephanie's relegation to the sidelines. May it pour buckets again this year.


Go Trojans!


Bring back Stephanie! Another long time fan since the Ralph Story years... it's gonna pour! But, if you do go to the Rose Parade, come say "hi"... I'll be passing out band-aids to careless revelers in the Red Cross First Aid booth on the Parade route.


I went to the Grove at 11 am on Christmas to see Children of Men(awsome by the way). The parking garage was about 80% full and by the time I got out of the movie they had no spots available.

Herb Popsfarter

I guess it's like going on a cruise and staying on the boat when you reach Playa Del Whatevero. All the passengers get off to buy pinatas, and (Yahtzee!) you kick back in the "good seats" on the Lido deck.My wife and I went to LA once. We had to wait in a line - in Temecula - for 2 hours.

Patrick Walsh

I myself found a parking spot at The Grove. On the way out, everyone I passed yelled "Are you going out?! Are you leaving?! SWEET JESUS, TELL ME YOU'RE LEAVING!"Everybody was red-eyed, distraught, hands trembling, it felt like I was leaving a war camp.I gave a woman my parking spot and she collapsed into my arms, openly weeping.

Paul Duca

I've been watching the Rose Parade coverage on HGTV...they run it live, commercial free, and have as co-host the guy from their GARDENING BY THE YARD program--good humored, and he looks like a live-action Ned Flanders.

Real History Lisa

It's always been my favorite week too. The blue skies, crisp air, and I made it downtown in 10 minutes today - a drive that often takes 30-45 minutes!LOL at finding a parking space at the Grove. And no matter how many validations I get - why does it always seem to cost $11 to park there????


I'm a newbie to the city.And I couldn't agree more. I loathe L.A. as a city with extreme prejudice. But since about the second week in December, it seems that things have gotten much easier to navigate. It almost feels like the city is starting to grow on me... but we all know it'll be hell again, come February.It still boggles my mind that the agencies close for nearly two months.

Pete Ford

I take it that means right now is not a good time to send a query letter...? In which case, I'll give it a month and try again...

Steve R.

Bring Stephanie back. She was witty and knew what she was talking about. She knew the horses better than anyone. For us horse lovers, we appreciate that. She was a tradition and isn't the Parade about tradition?


I cannot believe KTLA is trying to change the direction of the Rose Parade by kicking Stephanie Edwards to the curb. And to make it all worse, Bob Eubanks cracks a joke about it during the first hour of the show!~”Yeah… just like old commentators are replaced” (he laughs)Replace them both. Replace Bob only. But don't replace the heart of the Parade, Ms. Edwards.This new direction the station is taking is disgusting. I refuse to ever watch the Rose Parade on KTLA again, I called CEO of the Tribune Co. to voice my opinion, I emailed KTLA, and I will be mailing Vinnie, the Gen. Manager of KTLA as soon as USPS opens up again.I won’t stand for this ‘throw out the old and cherished classic for the new, young, uninformed and pitiful imitation’ mentality. And I’m going to let KTLA know that.

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    Ken Levine is an Emmy winning writer/director/producer/major league baseball announcer. In a career that has spanned over 30 years Ken has worked on MASH, CHEERS, FRASIER, THE SIMPSONS, WINGS, EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND, BECKER, DHARMA & GREG, and has co-created his own series including ALMOST PERFECT starring Nancy Travis. He and his partner wrote the feature VOLUNTEERS. Ken has also been the radio/TV play-by-play voice of the Baltimore Orioles, Seattle Mariners, San Diego Padres.
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