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WXYZ-TV/CHANNEL 7 TO AIR 'SPOTLIGHT ON THE NEWS: MICHIGAN TOWN MEETING WITH GOVERNOR ENGLER' APRIL 21, 10-11 P.M.

 SOUTHFIELD, Mich., April 5 /PRNewswire/ -- WXYZ-TV/Channel 7 will produce and broadcast live to a statewide audience a "town meeting" with Michigan Gov. John Engler. Under the mantle of the station's long- running "Spotlight On The News," the program will be hosted by veteran political reporter Jim Herrington and news anchor Bill Bonds. Titled, "Spotlight On The News: Michigan Town Meeting With Governor Engler," the program will air on Wednesday, April 21, from 10-11 p.m. on WXYZ-TV in Detroit. Other stations planning to carry the town meeting include WJRT-TV in Flint, WLAJ-TV in Lansing, WOOD-TV in Grand Rapids/Kalamazoo/Battle Creek, WLUC-TV in Marquette and WWTV-TV/WWUP-TV in Traverse City/Cadillac/Sault Ste. Marie.
 Originating from WXYZ-TV's studios in Southfield, Bonds and Herrington will host a diverse audience comprised of Michigan residents from throughout the state. They will pose questions to Gov. Engler regarding property tax/school finance reform, proposed sales tax increases, plans for statewide job creation and healthcare reform.
 The April 21 broadcast marks the third town meeting hosted by WXYZ-TV in the past eight months. On Sept. 22, 1992, then Democratic presidential candidate Bill Clinton participated in a statewide forum, marking the beginning of the "town meeting" concept on WXYZ-TV. On Feb. 10, 1993, President Clinton came to WXYZ-TV on his first official trip outside of Washington to take part in what has become an historic first -- an electronic town meeting between the American people and their president.
 In order to accommodate the April 21, 10-11 p.m. broadcast of "Spotlight On The News: Michigan Town Meeting With Governor Engler," ABC's regularly scheduled "Sirens" will be delayed until 12:30 a.m.
 In addition to WXYZ-TV, Scripps Howard Broadcasting owns and operates television stations in Baltimore, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Kansas City, Memphis, Phoenix, Tampa, Tulsa and West Palm Beach. It also operates cable television systems in California, Colorado and Florida, with 267,400 basic subscribers.
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 /CONTACT: Marla Drutz, 313-827-9300, or Robin Hardin-Bailey, 313-827-9307, both of WXYZ-TV/Channel 7/
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