SOURCE: KYW-TV

December 29, 2008 10:00 ET

CBS 3 to Televise Philly Fireworks Live at Midnight

Chris May, Susan Barnett to Host New Year's Eve Special

PHILADELPHIA, PA--(Marketwire - December 29, 2008) - CBS 3 will broadcast Philadelphia's New Year's Eve fireworks live from Penn's Landing at midnight on December 31st.

Anchors Chris May and Susan Barnett will host the spectacular display live as part of an hour-long New Year's Eve special airing from 11:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. on Channel 3. CBS 3's 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. Regional New Year's Eve celebrations will also be featured.

2009 New Year's Eve Fireworks at Penn's Landing are made possible by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the Delaware Valley Regional Economic Development Fund, Penn's Landing Corporation, the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation, PRWT Services, Inc., the Moshulu and the Hyatt Regency at Penn's Landing. Sponsors of the telecast include GoPhila.Org, Pennsylvania Wine and Spirit Stores and The Residences at Dockside.

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

Contact Information

  • Contacts:
    Joanne Calabria
    215-977-5610

    Shelley Hoffman
    215-977-5611