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Tonight At 7, WXYZ Lights Up Detroit’s Holiday Season

The holiday season kicks off tonight at 7 in Detroit when the city’s Christmas tree lights up for the first time.

Scripps-owned ABC affiliate WXYZ will broadcast complete coverage of the event during a live special, Light Up the Season.

Light Up the Season will be streamed live on and on the WXYZ Facebook page.

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WLWT’s Murder Story Promo Is Editor’s Dream

Listen and watch closely to this promo from WLWT, the NBC affiliate in Cincinnati owned by Hearst.

The promo is for a news story about a cold case murder of a policeman. This version of the promo aired on WLWT.

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WRAL Named ‘Outstanding News Operation’ By AP

WRAL, Capitol Broadcasting’s NBC affiliate in Raleigh, N.C., got the top honor, AP Outstanding News Operation, at the Radio Television Digital News Association of the Carolinas (RTDNAC) and Associated Press (AP) awards ceremony on Saturday.

“We have a tremendously dedicated staff striving daily to lead on breaking news,” said Rick Gall, WRAL’s new director, “consistently generate enterprise stories, and produce special coverage that’s memorable. It’s terrific to see their collective and individual work held in high regard.”

WRAL took home a total of 15 awards from the RTDNAC/AP ceremony, which honors the best in broadcast journalism in North Carolina and South Carolina.

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Viewers Drive-Thru WGN’s Studio

The WGN Morning News crew is expecting a traffic jam today at its studio location on Bradley Ave. in Chicago. At least their hoping for one because it’s all for a good cause.

This morning from 5 until 10, WGN Morning News is inviting viewers to stop by to donate canned goods and other packaged foods.

It’s the fourth annual WGN Morning News Drive-Thru Food Drive with all donated food going to the Greater Chicago Food Depository.

WGN is an independent station in Chicago owned by Tribune.

The Greater Chicago Food Depository, Chicago’s food bank, is a nonprofit food distribution and training center providing food for hungry people while striving to end hunger in our community.

The Food Depository, founded in 1979, makes a daily impact across Cook County with a network of 700 pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, mobile programs, children’s programs, older adult programs and innovative responses that address the root causes of hunger.

Last year, the Food Depository distributed more than 71 million pounds of shelf-stable food, fresh produce, dairy products and meat, the equivalent of 164,000 meals every day.

WPIX Gives $10,000 To ‘Fuel A School’

WPIX, Tribune’s CW affiliate in New York City, gave $10,000 to a school for supplies and technology, items the school cannot afford and feel would make a difference in the lives of its students.

Thorne Middle School in Port Monmouth, N.J., was named the winner in the WPIX annual Fuel My School initiative.

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PBS Tonight, Two War Vets 2,700-Mile Walk

Twenty-two veterans commit suicide every day in America on average. Most vets have to find their own way to deal with wartime experiences.

Almost Sunrise, a POV documentary airing on PBS tonight, follows two Iraqi veterans, haunted by their wartime experiences, who look to excise their combat demons by walking 2,700 miles across the country, from Milwaukee to Santa Barbara.

“You really don’t know anything about war,” says Tom Voss, who served in Iraq from 2004-2005 at age 19.

“I had a hard time getting out of bed in the morning,” says Anthony Anderson, who like Voss, did two tours in Iraq.

“I was breaking down.”

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Cop Making $240,000? WVUE Investigates

A Louisiana State trooper made more money last year, $240,000, than any other law enforcer in Louisiana — more than any district attorney, police chief, the attorney general, or even his boss, the superintendent of state police.

As bad as that is, New Orleans Fox affiliate WVUE undercover cameras reveal the trooper wasn’t even working when he says he was.

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WNBC I-Team Investigations Get Results

WNBC, the NBC O&O in New York City, is airing a special The I-Team Reports Saturday night at 7 spotlighting several viewer-driven stories that generated action, results and change in the region.

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WWBT Exposes Fed. Gov’t Contract Scandal

Raycom’s WWBT, its NBC affiliate in Richmond, Va., aired an investigative series that exposed how 125 companies delinquent in paying their taxes are being rewarded with government contracts.

The story has national implications since the companies named are all over the country.

The project is part of the new Raycom National Investigative Unit which was launched earlier this year.

“The project is a collaboration of stations,” writes Steve Ackermann, Raycom’s VP of news.

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WDTN Feeds Dayton For The 37th Time

WDTN, Nexstar’s Dayton, Ohio, NBC affiliate, launched its annual Food for Friends campaign on Nov. 8 with corporate sponsors Kroger and DP&L employees including Local 175.

The campaign runs until Christmas.

Since 1982, when WDTN developed the first Food for Friends campaign, more than13 million food items have been collected and distributed to needy families through The Foodbank of Dayton and other food pantries throughout the Miami Valley.

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