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MLB’s Trevor Hoffman will be Nov. 26 Guest on KBDI’s Studio 12

Preview tape available:  call 303-489-4012

DENVER – November 21, 2008 – Major League Baseball’s Trevor Hoffman, the 2008 recipient of Denver Rotary Club’s Branch Rickey Award, will be a guest on KBDI’s Studio 12 on Wednesday, Nov. 26 at 8 p.m. on KBDI-Channel 12.

Studio 12 host Steffan Tubbs will ask the six-time All-Star about his baseball career, fans, the Padres’ 1988 World Series, his free agency and future plans.  He will also talk about community involvement and the service of professional athletes in their communities.

A highlight for baseball fans will be Hoffman’s explanation of the development and honing of pitches, including a demonstration of his notorious phenomenal changeup. Hoffman, who had pitched for the San Diego Padres since 1993, is the all-time Major League leader with 554 career saves.

Hoffman and Tubbs will be joined by panelists Jim Kellogg, vice president of community and retail operations with the Colorado Rockies, and Branch B. Rickey, president of the Pacific Coast League and grandson of Branch Rickey for whom the award was named.  The late Branch Rickey, known as “Mr. Baseball,” was credited with breaking the color barrier in Major League Baseball when he brought Jackie Robinson into the majors in 1947.

The Studio 12 program was taped November 15 when Hoffman was in Denver to receive the Branch Rickey Award from the Rotary Club, an award that honors a baseball player who contributed unselfishly to their communities and young people.  Proceeds from the Rotary’s presentation dinner provide preventive counseling and mentoring programs for at-risk students attending Denver Public Schools.

Hoffman has been involved with many organizations, such as the National Kidney Foundation, children’s hospitals and the San Diego Family Justice Center.  As a tribute to his father’s and father-in-law’s military service, he is known for his outreach to military families.

He is a six-time Padres recipient of the Roberto Clemente award and received the 2006 Lou Gehrig Award and Teammates for Kids Award.

After the program airs on Wednesday, it will be available for free video-on-demand viewing on www.KBDI.org.

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About KBDI

KBDI has set itself apart with carriage of an unparalleled amount of local public affairs programming. KBDI "community voice" programming engages viewers in community-based discussions of state, national and global issues. KBDI delivers three digital channels: its flagship KBDI broadcast station with a strong mix of local, national and international programming; The Documentary Channel, featuring the works of independent filmmakers; and MHz Worldview, a channel providing diverse cultural perspectives for a globally minded audience.

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Marcia Simmons

Director of Marketing and Communications

KBDI-TV, Channel 12 (PBS)

World View – Community Voice

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Denver, CO 80205

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