July 13, 2010

WFAA Set to Feature a Full Week of 10pm News Reports from Colorado on the Dallas Symphony Orchestra's Historic Concert Series at the Vail Valley Music Festival

Dallas, Texas - In April WFAA performing arts reporter Gary Cogill explored the life and work of Dallas Symphony Orchestra music director Jaap Van Zweden in a prime time special. Cogill recently returned from Colorado where he traveled to chronicle the Symphony's six historic concerts at the Vail Valley Music Festival.

All this week on the News 8 Update at 10 p.m., Cogill will file reports on the DSO's rehearsals, preparation and performance from one of the world's most picturesque scenes 8,150-feet above sea level nestled in the Rocky Mountains.

These behind-the-scenes reports on News 8 provide viewers with a rare glimpse of the Symphony's life on the road, fascinating back stories as well as the extreme amount of preparation for one of America's grand summer music festivals.

"We are pleased to be able to showcase the Dallas Symphony Orchestra's appearances in Vail, as well as the depth of local arts coverage we provide our viewers on a weekly basis," said Mike Devlin, WFAA president and general manager.

Gary Cogill's arts and movie reports can be seen on News 8 broadcasts each week. He is the Dallas-Fort Worth television market's only full time performing arts reporter.

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.