Why go to the parade?

CBS3, 6ABC, NBC10, Fox29 and Comcast SportsNet will televise Friday's Phillies parade, which starts at noon at 20th and Market Streets and heads to the sports complex.

CBS3's Eyewitness News and its sister station, CW Philly 57, will be on from noon to 4 p.m. (with a repeat from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday).

6ABC's Action News will have Jim Gardner and Gary Papa anchoring from noon "to the event's conclusion."  

NBC10 will start at 11 a.m. and wrap at 3 p.m.

Fox29 will cover from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Comcast SportsNet will cover the entire parade, commercial-free, starting at 11:30 a.m. (SportsNet will rerun it at 11 p.m. today, 1:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. tomorrow, 1:30 a.m. Sunday, and 12:30 p.m. Monday.

For you stuck at your desk without a TV, Comcast SportsNet also will stream coverage live at www.csnphilly.com. On Saturday, Comcast digital cable expects to make parade coverage available through Channel 1 On Demand.

And here's a radio tip: WPHT's Michael Smerconish and WIP's Angelo Cataldi will simulcast a radio show starting at 1:30 p.m. from the ballpark on their respective stations, 1210 and 610.

If you're in a buying mood, QVC will be the place to be Friday night. Cole Hamels, Shane Victorino and Mike Schmidt will be on to sell baseball collectibles. All three will be on at 11 p.m. to sell a Hamels-autographed World Series baseball; a Victorino-autographed World Series baseball; Phillies framed team collage; a "1980 to 2008" Phillies framed picture; and a World Series leather jacket. Victorino and Schmidt will be on at 1 a.m. as well, QVC says.