December 9, 2003

KHOU to broadcast Super Bowl XXXVIII special

Houston, TX -- KHOU-TV, Channel 11 will air a special hour long program titled "Countdown to Kick-Off," on Friday, December 19, at 9:00 p.m. This primetime special features stories about the Houston Super Bowl XXXVIII Host Committee's plans for Houston's world class celebration.

Hosted by KHOU-TV news anchors, Greg Hurst, Lisa Foronda, Deborah Duncan and Giff Nielsen, the special includes stories on transportation and entertainment surrounding the event. In addition, "Countdown to Kick-Off" features stories on celebrities and charities that are also involved in the big day.

KHOU-TV is the home of Super Bowl XXXVIII and the official TV partner of Houston's Super Bowl XXXVIII Host Committee. KHOU-TV is the local TV partner of the NFL Experience. Super Bowl XXXVIII will be played in Houston on February 1, 2004 and will be televised on KHOU-TV, Channel 11.

About KHOU
KHOU-TV is a subsidiary of Belo. Belo Corp. 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. Belo owns 19 television stations (six in the top 16 markets) reaching 13.7 percent of U.S. television households; owns or operates six 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