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FLOOD AID: BROADCAST ACROSS AMERICA SUNDAY, AUGUST 1 AT 11:30 ON FOX 29 KITN-TV

 MINNEAPOLIS, July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- FLOOD AID: Broadcast Across America, a telethon for flood relief will air at 11:30 p.m., Sunday Aug. 1 on FOX 29 KITN-TV. Contributions raised by this hour-long telethon, a joint broadcast venture of midwest television stations, will provide immediate financial assistance for victims of recent flooding throughout the midwest. All proceeds of the telethon will be distributed by area chapters of the American Red Cross. Today, NBC weatherman Willard Scott agreed to support the appeal by taking part in the broadcast.
 Flood loss in the midwest is estimated to be as high as 8 billion dollars. Consequently, emergency contribution are desperately needed for the unfortunate Americans impacted by this flood. The consortium of 20 regional broadcasters committed to FLOOD AID: Broadcast Across America want to use television to bring immediate national attention to this crisis.
 "We know that viewers everywhere want to help, we want to show them who they're helping," said FLOOD AID Executive Producer Bill Anderson. "It would be outstanding if the broadcast community could offer FLOOD AID as a model for a national network of aid in the event of national disaster."
 FOX 29 KITN-TV joins other Midwest television stations in FLOOD AID: Broadcast Across America including KCCI, FOX 17 KDSM, WHO, WOI in Des Moines, Iowa; KWQC, KLJB, WHBF in the Quad Cities (Davenport, Iowa -- Rock Island, Ill. -- Moline, Ill.); KCRG, KGAN, KWWL, KDUB in Cedar Rapids -- Dubuque, Iowa, KHQA, WGEM in Quincy Ill. -- Hannibal, MO.; KCAU, KTIV, KMEG in Sioux City, Iowa; KIMT in Mason City, Iowa; KTVO in Ottumwa, Iowa, and TV 39/KS9AS in Marshaltown, Iowa.
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 /CONTACT: Gail L. Brekke, general manager of FOX 29 KITN-TV, 612-424-2929/


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