Television: June 2007 Archives

The 29th Annual Michigan Emmy Awards, recognizing excellence in television, were presented on June 16 in Detroit. Both Fox Sports Net Detroit and Michigan Television (WFUM-TV 28 Flint) were awarded five Emmy's each from the Michigan Chapter of National Academy of
Television Arts and Sciences. The Emmy is a distinct honor awarded to TV professionals. Judges, representing Emmy selection committees in other parts of the country, scored the Michigan nominations based on content, creativity and execution of work.


Once again WDIV TV Channel 4 is scheduled (weather permitting) to bring home live coverage of one of metro Detroit’s biggest events as the exclusive home of The Target Fireworks.

Live coverage of the annual spectacular event presented by The Parade Company begins at 9 p.m. on Wednesday, June 27. In addition, the Local 4 telecast of The Target Fireworks will once again be offered as live streaming video to viewers all around the world on the station’s website,

Local 4’s Carmen Harlan, Devin Scillian and Chuck Gaidica host the two-hour The Target Fireworks live special from the site of the exclusive rooftop celebration overlooking the Detroit River.

The night kicks off at 9 p.m. with Local 4’s Super Singer competition, showing off five of the area’s best singing talents in the local tradition that started long before American Idol became a hit. This year’s Super Singer judges include Ty Treadway, soap star and host of the new game show, “Merv Griffins’s Crosswords,” coming to Local 4’s daytime lineup this fall; Yvan Pedneault, star of the Toronto production of “We Will Rock You”; and Ama Daetz, Local 4 News morning co-anchor.

This year’s Super Singer contestants are Corey Roberts, 18, of Troy; Maurice Jacobs, 35, of Detroit; Bianca Tyson, 27, of Ypsilanti; Mariah Wallace, 15, of Metamora and Laura Rodriguez, 22, of Ypsilanti. For the first time this year, home viewers can cast their vote for their favorite contestant by premium SMS text message voting during the live fireworks show.

The grand prize for the Super Singer winner is a trip for two to Las Vegas to attend a Justin Timberlake concert. One lucky viewer at home will also have the chance to win the Las Vegas / Justin Timberlake concert trip by voting for their favorite Super Singer during the Local 4 broadcast.

Plus, in another big finale after the fireworks, the Michigan Lottery will be giving away two-million dollars live on the air during The Target Fireworks broadcast on Local 4. In this Grand Prize Drawing, two-million dollars will be awarded to one of five finalists who were pre-selected from instant ticket players.


On Wednesday, July 4, the Detroit Tigers host the Cleveland Indians in a game televised by FSN Detroit. The Independence Day telecast is billed as the second annual FSN / Tigers Fourth of July Celebration, filled with many special features and presented with limited commercials thanks to the sponsorship of Marathon Oil.

Live coverage begins at 6:30 PM with Tigesr Live Pregame, followed by the Tigers-Indians at 7:00 PM. Tigers Live following the game will include the patriotic fireworks display at Comerica Park.

During select between-inning breaks, FSN is providing a series of vignettes featuring players and young fans talking about what Independence Day means to them and the freedoms Americans enjoy. Also to be included in the telecast are mini-documentaries about the significance of July 4th in America’s history and culture, narrated by Hall of Fame broadcaster Ernie Harwell.

“Baseball and the Fourth of July are emblematic of summertime in our country,” said Greg Hammaren, Senior Vice President/General Manager, FSN Detroit. “We are proud to partner with the Tigers and Marathon to provide fans this celebration of our national pastime.”

The game is also being shown on Armed Forces Television, available to U.S. military
personnel serving outside the continental United States.







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