SOURCE: KYW-TV

July 01, 2008 15:59 ET

CBS 3 Salutes America With National Constitution Center Special

"We The People" Airs This Weekend on CBS 3 and The CW Philly 57

PHILADELPHIA, PA--(Marketwire - July 1, 2008) - Celebrate America this July 4th weekend as CBS 3 and The CW Philly take you inside Philadelphia's National Constitution Center with its half-hour special "We The People," an entertaining and educational tribute to our nation. This world-renowned museum makes history fun for adults and children alike, featuring over 75,000 square feet of space for interactive exhibits.

"We The People" debuts July 4th at 10:30 p.m. on The CW Philly 57 and will be rebroadcast on July 5th at 7:30 p.m. on CBS 3, and on July 6th at 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. on CBS 3. The special is hosted by CBS 3 Anchors Susan Barnett and Chris May. It kicks off with ordinary Americans reciting The Preamble to the Constitution, followed by an overview of the Center, which is much more than "just a museum." National Constitution Center President and CEO Joseph Torsella gives viewers a tour of Signer's Hall, a room where all the signers of the Constitution are arranged exactly as they were the day their signatures were immortalized on the document on September 17, 1787. Sean Murphy, traffic anchor for The CW Philly's WakeUp News, finds out how much people really know about the U.S. Constitution in a humorous segment involving a "Constitution Quiz." The CW Philly Anchor Natasha Brown takes viewers to "Freedom Rising," an emotional multi-media experience that tells the story of "We The People." The special also features an interview with Governor Ed Rendell.

CBS 3 (KYW-TV) and The CW Philly 57 (WPSG-TV) are part of CBS Television Stations, a division of CBS Corporation.

The National Constitution Center, located at 525 Arch St. on Philadelphia's Independence Mall, is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing public understanding of the U.S. Constitution and the ideas and values it represents. The museum dramatically tells the story of the Constitution from Revolutionary times to the present through more than 100 interactive, multimedia exhibits, film, photographs, text, sculpture and artifacts, and features a powerful, award-winning theatrical performance, "Freedom Rising." The Center also houses the Annenberg Center for Education and Outreach, which serves as the hub for national constitutional education. For more information, call 215-409-6700 or visit www.constitutioncenter.org.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Joanne Calabria
    (215) 977-5610