April 6, 2010

WFAA to Broadcast the Live Implosion of Historic Texas Stadium in an Early Morning April 11 Television Special

Dallas, Texas - It has been the site of some of the NFL's most storied gridiron battles, an annual destination for Texas high school football play-offs and championship games, as well as star studded concerts, special events and more over the past 40 years.

On Sunday, April 11, Texas Stadium is coming down when an 11-year old Terrell youngster pushes the ceremonial button to implode the former home of the Dallas Cowboys once and for all. News 8 will provide live coverage of the demolition in a WFAA special, "End of an Era: the Implosion of Texas Stadium," set to air beginning at 6:30 a.m.

News 8 Daybreak anchor Cynthia Izaguirre and WFAA sports' Joe Trahan will anchor the coverage from every angle: in the air and on the ground. News 8 is set to count down the greatest moments of the 65,000-plus seat stadium as chosen by viewers, and get reactions of former players and officials connected to the old facility since it opened on October 24, 1971 replacing the Cotton Bowl as the Cowboys' home field.

WFAA is part of Belo Corp. (BLC), one of the nation's largest pure-play, publicly traded television companies, that owns and operates 20 television stations (nine in the top 25 markets) and their associated Web sites. Belo stations, which include affiliations with ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CW and MyNetwork TV, reach more than 14 percent of U.S. television households in 15 highly-attractive markets. Belo stations rank first or second in nearly all of their local markets. Additional information is available at www.belo.com or by contacting Dave Muscari, WFAA vice president/product development at 214-977-6490.