December 14, 2005

NorthWest Cable News Celebrates a Media Milestone with an Interactive Twist

Seattle, WA - NorthWest Cable News , the region's only 24-hour local and regional news, weather and sports network celebrates ten years of bringing the Northwest together. To mark the milestone, NWCN has invited viewers to select the Northwest news stories that have had the most impact on their lives. After months of online polling, a tally reveals the depth of Northwest interests and concerns, along with a few surprises in how viewers rank specific events in importance.

From the controversies that captured our attention to unlikely heroes that captured our hearts, NWCN counts down the top ten stories of the decade as voted by viewers. The fast paced half hour retrospective premieres Sunday, December 18, 2005. It was on that date in 1995 that Northwest Cable News launched the country's first all digital network. NWCN now reaches over 2.4 million households in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska, western Montana, and northern California. The scope of the network's reach and growth gives testimony to viewers' demand for access, around the clock, to regional information and breaking news.

NWCN 10: An Anniversary Special is the culmination of a year long initiative celebrating a shared Northwest perspective on news stories and events. Previous specials showcased the development of the newsgathering network, a spirited look back at Northwest sports highlights, and how major weather events have impacted lives. NWCN 10: An Anniversary Special premieres Sunday December 18 at 7 p.m.Northwest Cable News, with a rebroadcast on KING 5 TV, Sunday, December 25 at 6:30 p.m. and KONG 6/16 at 10:30 p.m., also on December 25.

All four NWCN 10 Anniversary specials can be seen in their entirety, back to back on Northwest Cable News, December 25th, starting at 8pm. The complete series also airs New Years Eve, beginning at 7 p.m.

About Belo
NorthWest Cable News is part of Belo Corp., 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 7,600 employees and $1.5 billion in annual revenues, Belo operates in some of America's most dynamic markets in Texas, the Northwest, the Southwest, Rhode Island, and the Mid-Atlantic. Belo owns 19 television stations, six of which are in the 15 largest U.S. broadcast markets. The Company also owns or operates seven cable news channels and manages one television station through a local marketing agreement. Belo's daily newspapers are The Dallas Morning News, The Providence Journal, The Press-Enterprise (Riverside, CA) and the Denton Record-Chronicle (Denton, TX). The Company also publishes specialty publications targeting young adults, affluent populations and the fast-growing Hispanic market, including Quick and Al Dia in Dallas/Fort Worth, and the d, El D and La Prensa in Riverside. Belo operates more than 30 Web sites associated with its operating companies. Additional information is available at www.belo.com.