December 29, 2009 10:00 ET

CBS 3 Takes Philly Fireworks to New Heights

Telecast to Air in High Definition for the First Time; Chris May, Susan Barnett to Host New Year's Eve Special

PHILADELPHIA, PA--(Marketwire - December 29, 2009) - CBS 3 will broadcast Philadelphia's New Year's Eve fireworks in High Definition for the first time, live from Penn's Landing at midnight on December 31st. The HD telecast is being presented by Sony.

Anchors Chris May and Susan Barnett will host the spectacular display as part of an hour-long New Year's Eve special airing from 11:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. on CBS 3. Meteorologist Kathy Orr will be reporting live from the Blue Cross RiverRink joining families as they watch the magical display of color choreographed to music simulcast by CBS 3 sister station KYW Newsradio 1060.

The broadcast will also take a year-end look at major events in entertainment, news and sports and will feature a live Disney on Ice performance by Princess Tiana from The Princess and the Frog.

New Year's Eve Fireworks at Penn's Landing are made possible by our community partners, KYW Newsradio 1060, Delaware River Waterfront Corporation, GoPhila.Com and the City of Philadelphia.

Sponsors of the telecast include Pennsylvania Wine and Spirit Stores, the Local BMW Dealers, Ashley Furniture, Sony and the Hyatt Regency Philadelphia.

CBS 3 (KYW-TV) is part of CBS Television Stations, a division of CBS Corporation.

Contact Information

  • Contacts:
    Joanne Calabria

    Shelley Hoffman