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Date Posted:12/03/2008 08:08:37Copy HTML


I just received the official 2008 press release for this year's broadcast of The Yule Log from WPIX Public Relations Manager, Jessica Bellucci. It has just been released to the media. Here it is hot off the presses:



THE YULE LOG CELEBRATES 42 YEARS

PIX 11 TO AIR THE YULE LOG ON DECEMBER 25 FROM 9AM TO 1PM


NEW YORK, December 3, 2008 - It wouldn't be a holiday in New York without The WPIX Yule Log! The Yule Log, the famous film loop of a burning log in a hearth, has mesmerized viewers since it debuted on PIX in 1966. To celebrate the Log's 42nd anniversary, PIX 11 will air The Yule Log from 9am-1pm on December 25th, expanding the coverage to 4-hours. At 1pm, immediately following The Yule Log, PIX will air the beloved holiday classic, March of the Wooden Soldiers.

In recent years, The Yule Log has been digitally re-mastered and fully restored. In 2001, while searching the company's archives, the original 35mm Yule Log film was found where it was misfiled in a "Honeymooners" film can titled "A Dog's Life." At that time, the original film was color corrected and cleaned of scratches.  In 2003, the Log was up-converted to High Definition (PIX now airs a simultaneous HDTV Yule Log on WPIX-DT) and in 2005 PIX made The Yule Log available to viewers as a downloadable podcast.

In 2006 to celebrate the Log's 40th anniversary, Lawrence F. "Chip" Arcuri and Joe Malzone, the creator of theyulelog.com, restored the audio of The Yule Log for PIX, a process that required the digital remastering of a number of songs to be pulled from their original vinyl records, since many of the songs in The Yule Log have never been released on CD (In fact, out of 70 selections on the program, 34 are currently out-of-print, and of that 34, 12 have never been in print on CD!) 

With the Log now digitally re-mastered and fully restored, The Yule Log continues to serve as a holiday card to PIX viewers.

The Yule Log can be seen on PIX and PIX-DT on Thursday, December 25th from 9 am-1pm ET (with closed captioning available.) The Log will be offered as wallpaper, a downloadable podcast, and via flash video at www.wpix.com <http://www.wpix.com/>  where PIX will host a Yule Log comment board.

In addition, the WPIX Yule Log will be airing on the following Tribune Broadcasting Stations:

KTLA/LA 5-8a, WGN/Chicago (local) 1:30-6:30a, WPHL/Philly 9a-noon, KDAF/Dallas 8-11a (airing their own version of the Yule Log), WDCW/DC 8-10a, KCPQ/Seattle 5-9a, WSFL/Miami 7-10a, KWGN/Denver 5-9a, KTXL/Sacramento 4:30-9a, KPLR/St. Louis 8- noon, KRCW/Portland 5-10a, WXIN/Indianapolis 5-9a, WTTV/Indianapolis 5-8:30a, WTIC/Hartford 8-10a, WXMI/Grand Rapids 5-7a, WPMT/Harrisburg  5-10a, and WGNO/New Orleans 5-7a. (Times listed are for each city's respective time zone)


ABOUT PIX 11

Founded in 1948 and owned by Tribune Broadcasting, a division of the Tribune Company, WPIX-TV has long been regarded as a groundbreaking station in New York. In September 2006, WPIX becamethe flagship station of the CW Television Network, and its successful primetime programming, award winning news, extensive library of hit movies, first-run programs, off-network sitcom favorites, quality children's programming and public affairs shows, as well as outstanding event coverage, have contributed to the station's success. WPIX has earned nearly 170 Emmy Awards, including two Emmy Awards for Outstanding Morning News Program and multiple Emmy Awards for Outstanding Newscast.  The station has been honored with numerous other awards for excellence in reporting, news coverage, public affairs, specials and features. In addition, the WPIX has been the official broadcast television home of the New York Mets since 1999.  For more information, please visit wpix.com. 


Lawrence F. "Chip" Arcuri Owner/Webmaster | The Yule Log.com
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Re:Official 2008 WPIX Yule Log Press Release

Date Posted:12/03/2008 09:40:19Copy HTML

Good to see that WGN in Chicago will be airing the WPIX Yule Log! Thanks, Chip & Jessica!!
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Re:Official 2008 WPIX Yule Log Press Release

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No Ben, that's the local WGN, not WGN America. I knew everyone would be confused by that, which is why I had Jessica add the word local after the listing.

Please read my entire revised schedule:

http://forum1.aimoo.com/theyulelog/YULE-LOG-COM-NEWS-S/2008-Yule-Log-Broadcast-Schedu-1-1111742.html

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Date Posted:12/04/2008 03:30:50Copy HTML

I'm in Chicago...so that's why I'm ok with it!
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I forgot that you were in Chicago, Ben.

I am at least happy for you, and the folks in Chicago, that local WGN Channel 9 is not only airing the original program, but for an impressive 5 hours.

Way to go local WGN Channel 9!

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Re:Official 2008 WPIX Yule Log Press Release

Date Posted:12/04/2008 05:40:59Copy HTML

Four hours of the Yule Log followed by [i]March of the Wooden Soldiers[/i]? Wow! That is an [i]awesome[/i] lineup for Christmas... Classic WPIX all the way. I look forward to tuning in and chilling out!
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Re:Official 2008 WPIX Yule Log Press Release

Date Posted:12/07/2008 09:15:58Copy HTML

Hello Chip,

Thanks for following up with us. Unfortunately for me, I will not be able to see our Yule Log as I am outside of those cities listed on the press release. It is impressive that WPIX will be airing 4 hours of the Yule Log. Even more impressive that the local WGN will be airing 5 hours! According to the cities listed on the press release, there are a few other cities following local WGN's lead. That will be great for all Yule Log fans who can tune in. Hopefully, next year WGN America will re-air our Yule Log.

Thanks again for your efforts!
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