October 9, 2003

Northwest backroads "Great Escapes" special reveals all the best Northwest getaways

Seattle,WA -- want to know where to discover the most romantic resort or the best public garden in the Northwest? You can find out by tuning in to the 7th Annual Northwest backroads "Great Escapes" special.

The 2003 results are revealed after thousands of Washington and Oregon viewers voted on-line for their favorite Northwest getaways. The special hosted by Grant Goodeve can be seen on the following stations:

Monday, October 13 on KING 5 at 8:00pm (Seattle)
Saturday, October 18 on KONG 6/16 at 8:00pm (Seattle)
Sunday, October 19 on KGW at 3:30pm (Portland)
Sunday, October 19 on KREM at 4:00pm (Spokane)

"Great Escapes" introduces viewers to locations voted "the best" throughout the Northwest. Categories include "Favorite Tiny Town," "Most Unusual Adrenaline Adventure," and "Favorite Fishing Hole." Also included are secret, secluded destinations that most people don't know about. This hour-long special will spotlight getaways that can be experienced during an extended vacation, a weekend, a day, or enjoyed all year round.

A random drawing from all the ballots will determine the lucky winner of a brand new 2003 Mercury Mountaineer and the winner will be announced on the special.

About Northwest backroads
Northwest backroads is a KING 5 contribution to a legacy of quality local programming, which celebrates Western Washington. Hosted by longtime Northwest resident (and former Eight is Enough star) Grand Goodeve, the show travels throughout Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Alaska, and into Southern British Columbia.

About Belo
KING 5 TV is part of Belo Corp. (NYSE:BLC). Belo is one of the nation's largest media companies with a diversified group of market-leading television, newspaper, cable and interactive media assets. A Fortune 1000 company with approximately 7,800 employees and $1.4 billion in annual revenues, Belo operates news and information franchises in some of America's most dynamic markets and regions, including Texas, the Northwest, the Southwest, Rhode Island, and the Mid-Atlantic region. Based in Dallas, Belo owns 19 television stations (six in the top 16 markets) reaching 13.7 percent of U.S. television households; owns or operates nine cable news channels; and manages one television station through a local marketing agreement. Belo publishes four daily newspapers: The Dallas Morning News, The Providence Journal, The Press-Enterprise (Riverside, CA) and the Denton Record-Chronicle (Denton, TX). Belo Interactive's new media businesses include 34 Web sites, several interactive alliances, and a broad range of Internet-based products. Additional information, including earnings releases, is available online at www.belo.com.