WXYZ Brings The Detroit Lions Home For The Holidays

             WXYZ Brings The Detroit Lions Home For The Holidays

Lions/Falcons game on Saturday, December 22nd live on WXYZ-TV

PR Newswire

SOUTHFIELD Mich., Dec. 7, 2012

SOUTHFIELD Mich., Dec. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Lions football comes home for
the holidays on Saturday, December 22^nd, and WXYZ-TV is the station to bring
you all the action. It's a special Saturday night edition of ESPN's Monday
Night Football: Detroit Lions and Atlanta Falcons, live from Ford Field at
8:30 p.m.

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Pregame coverage kicks off at 7:00 p.m. with "Saturday Night Showdown," a
90-minute special hosted by 7 Action News anchors Stephen Clark and Carolyn
Clifford, along with 7 Action Sports Director Tom Leyden, former Lions tight
end and NFL commentator Rob Rubick, along with Lions great Herman Moore. It's
an early Christmas present for Lions fans everywhere with on-the-field action
from NFL analyst Matt Shepard and Lions hall-of-famer Charlie Sanders, plus
interviews with key Lions players and coaches, local celebrities and former
Lions favorites.

"We are pleased to partner with the Detroit Lions organization and offer this
unique holiday opportunity to Lions fans across Metro Detroit," said Ed
Fernandez, E.W. Scripps Divisional General Manager and WXYZ Vice-President and
General Manager.

This is the second Monday Night Football game broadcast on WXYZ-TV this season
as part of a multi-year partnership between the Detroit Lions and WXYZ-TV, the
official Detroit Lions station.

Throughout the season, WXYZ is the place for the most extensive Lions
coverage, including the Lions pregame show, Ford Lions Report LIVE, every
Sunday at 11 a.m. Coverage throughout the year also includes a Lions draft
special, live coverage from training camp, preseason games, weekly pregame
shows, post-game analysis with Head Coach Jim Schwartz on "Schwartz Sez" every
Monday on 7 Action News at 7, and "Inside the Huddle" player interviews every
Thursday on 7 Action News.

For more information on the Detroit Lions on WXYZ, go to wxyz.com, facebook
and twitter.

WXYZ-TV is owned by E.W. Scripps. Scripps is a leading media enterprise that
embraces its rich history in delivering high-quality journalism through
television stations, newspapers and the Scripps Howard News Service, while
developing and expanding its digital strategies, including social gaming, for
multiple platforms. The company provides community-changing breaking news,
story-telling, investigations and interactive outreach at 19 television
stations in major markets such as Denver, San Diego, Detroit, Phoenix,
Cleveland, Cincinnati and Tampa, and 13 newspaper markets, including Memphis,
Knoxville, Naples, Fla., and Corpus Christi, Texas. Since 1941, Scripps has
operated the National Spelling Bee, one of America's most-enduring
celebrations of academic excellence.

The Detroit Lions are a professional American football team based in Detroit,
Michigan. They are members of the North Division of the National Football
Conference (NFC) in the National Football League (NFL), and play their home
games at Ford Field in downtown Detroit. The team located to Detroit in 1934
and are the National Football League's fifth oldest franchise. The Detroit
Lions finished the 2011 regular season with a 10-6 record and earned a berth
in the NFL playoffs. In addition to professional football, the Detroit Lions
have a very visible and active community relations role in the Detroit area.
With a focus on health and wellness and community revitalization, the Lions
have contributed $6.2 million through philanthropic efforts since 1991. For
more information visit www.DetroitLions.com.


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