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Parade Coverage Leads the Airwaves Over New Year’s

TIMES STAFF WRITER

The Rose Parade dominates this New Year’s weekend specials, which also include everything from the greatest sports moments of the past century to a fashion review from Joan and Melissa Rivers.

Jimmy Connors, Doug Flutie, Dan Jansen and Arnold Palmer are among the athletes featured on “CBS’ Greatest Sports Moments,” tonight at 8.

Gayle Anderson, Stan Chambers, Sam Rubin and Marta Waller host “Backstage at the Rose Parade,” Saturday at 6 a.m. on KTLA.

Bob Eubanks and Stephanie Edwards host KTLA’s commercial-free coverage of the 111th Tournament of Roses Parade, Saturday at 8 a.m. Roy E. Disney is this year’s grand marshal.

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Over on CBS, Victoria Rowell (“Diagnosis Murder”) and Doug Davidson (“The Young and the Restless”) host coverage of the parade. Pat O’Brien and Nancy O’Dell of “Access Hollywood” handle NBC’s telecast. Ana Maria Canseco and telenovela star Juan Soler headline KMEX’s coverage.

“Great Performances,” Saturday at 11:30 a.m. on KVCR and 7:30 p.m. on KCET, features Riccardo Muti conducting the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra in performances of Strauss waltzes, polkas and marches. Walter Cronkite hosts.

Joan and Melissa Rivers host “The Golden Globe Fashion Review ’99,” a six-hour marathon featuring the good, the bad and the ugly from last year’s awards shows, Saturday at noon on E!

“Brian Boitano’s Holiday Skating Spectacular,” Sunday at 1 p.m. on NBC, features the Olympic gold medalist performing at the Mandalay Bay Arena in Las Vegas with fellow figure skaters Kristi Yamaguchi, Oksana Baiul and Alexei Urmanov.

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Series

Fox Family presents a seven-hour marathon of its popular animated series “Angela Anaconda,” Saturday at 7 a.m.

TV Land adds two new series to its lineup: the legendary “The Honeymooners,” Saturday at 8 p.m., and “The A-Team,” following at 9.

Bravo presents repeats of the 1985-89 ABC series “Moonlighting,” starring Cybill Shepherd and Bruce Willis as the bickering private eyes Maddie and Dave, Sunday at 10 a.m. Bravo will first show the pilot and the first six episodes. The series will then air weekdays at 4, starting on Monday.

Sports

College football bowl games kick off Saturday at 8 a.m. on Fox with Texas taking on Arkansas in the Cotton Bowl; Georgia meets Purdue in the Outback Bowl at 8 a.m. on ESPN; the Gator Bowl, at 9:30 a.m. on NBC, finds Georgia Tech taking on Miami; Florida meets Michigan in the Citrus Bowl at 10 a.m. on ABC; Stanford takes on Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl at 1:30 p.m. on ABC; and Michigan meets Alabama in the Orange Bowl at 5:30 p.m. on ABC.

Nebraska takes on Tennessee in the Fiesta Bowl, Sunday at 5 p.m. on ABC.

Movies

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Meredith Monroe, Richard Thomas and Lindsay Crouse star in the CBS drama “Beyond the Prairie: The True Story of Laura Ingalls Wilder,” Sunday at 9 p.m. on CBS.


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