Encore Airing of the 2017 Rose Parade on MLK Day


NASHVILLE, Tenn (RFD-TV) Relive the magic and the splendor of the 2017 annual Rose Parade on January 16th starting at 9 a.m. on RFD-TV and RURAL RADIO Channel 147 on SiriusXM Radio. Join RFD-TV equine and agriculture experts Pam Minick (American Rancher and Gentle Giants) and Orion Samuelson (This Week in Agribusiness) who will take you behind-the-scenes of the exquisite floats, spirited marching bands, and high-stepping equestrian units making their way down the 5.5-mile parade route. RFD-TV’s critically acclaimed coverage is unique to traditional network parade coverage, focusing more on the equine traditions and delivering in-depth stories about the bands, horses, equestrian units, and floats. And with fewer commercial breaks, RFD-TV provided more coverage time for high school bands and equestrian units for their friends and family to watch back home.

“Over the past eight years RFD-TV has built a reputation of having the most comprehensive Rose Parade coverage,” said co-host Pam Minick. “I know that owner and founder, Patrick Gottsch, is very proud of the limited commercial interruptions and having expert hosts who can speak to the beautiful horses, floats, and flowers that decorate the spectacle of the parade.”

“If you can’t be in Pasadena for the parade, the next best way to see it is on RFD-TV,” said co-host Orion Samuelson. “Fewer commercial breaks make sure we don’t cut away when the high school and college bands are passing by. We want you to hear and see your kids and grand-kids who worked so hard raising money with car washes, bake sales, and countless other fund-raisers to get to Pasadena. It’s truly America’s New Year celebration and it’s my honor to be involved in bringing it to you on RFD-TV.”

Schedule for the Encore Airing:

  • Pre-Show: 9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. ET
  • Tournament of Roses Parade: 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. ET
  • Preshow: 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. ET
  • Tournament of Roses Parade: 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. ET

A few of the highlighted floats were the California Milk Advisory Board float, showing milk being poured into a bowl of cereal, sticks of butter, and various other desserts on the float. The surfing dogs of Lucy Pet Foundation’s float was incredible, spanning 125 feet and featuring real dogs having fun and riding waves in the heated pool. Another fan favorite was the AIDS Healthcare Foundation float, which honored both the victims and the survivors of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida. Overall, the event was a resounding success!

The 2017 parade was sponsored by Animal Health International, Merial, and Syngenta U.S. and featured 44 floats, 19 equestrian units with approximately 400 horses, and 22 marching bands. The 2017 parade theme was “Echoes of Success” and focused on how character is developed through selfless contributions and inspirational gifts. Former Olympic greats and Southern California natives Janet Evans, Allyson Felix, and Greg Louganis served as Grand Marshalls.

For the full program schedule and more information about RFD-TV and Rural Radio Channel 147 on SiriusXM visit rfdtv.com and ruralradio147.com.