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Fans’ favorite 28 Northern Exposure episodes will air in 2-day Thanksgiving marathon

DENVER – November 14, 2009) – A 28-episode marathon of NORTHERN EXPOSURE fan favorite will air Thanksgiving Day and the day after Thanksgiving when Channel 12  bids farewell to the popular series.

Viewers cast their votes last month for their most popular episodes with the “Aurora Borealis” episode selected as the top choice. 

Channel 12 is completing its fifth airing of the series since 2007. The final six episodes will air in back-to-back episodes Monday through Wednesday, Nov. 23-25 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. 

The 28 most popular shows will be broadcast in the order they aired in a three-part marathon:

Part 1: Thursday, November 26 (Thanksgiving Day) from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.

     11:00 – Pilot”
     11:48 – Aurora Borealis
     12:36 – Spring Break
      1:25 – War and Peace
      2:13 – Slow Dance
      3:01 – Jules et Joel
      3:50 – A-Hunting We Will Go
      4:38 – Get Real
      5:27 – Burning Down the House
      6:20 – Three Amigos
      7:09 – Thanksgiving

Part 2: Thursday, November 26 (Thanksgiving Day) from 10 p.m. – 5 a.m.

    10:00 – Our Wedding
    10:45 – Cicely
    11:33 – Northwest Passages
    12:20 – Heroes
     1:06 – The Bad Seed
     1:52 – Do the Right Thing
     2:39 – Crime and Punishment
     3:26 – Northern Lights
     4:12 – The Big Feast

Part 3: Friday, November 27 from 11am - 5:30pm

    11:00 – Kaddish for Uncle Manny
    11:47 – Old Tree
    12:33 – Fish Story
     1:22 – Dinner at Seven-Thirty”
     2:09 – Shofar, So Good
     2:57 – Up River
     3:45 – The Quest
     4:32 – Tranquility Base (Our Town)

Continuing its commitment to well-written, high quality programs, the station will begin airing the original Twilight Zone series and Family Ties during some of the Northern Exposure time slots in mid-December.  The Twilight Zone series first aired on broadcast television 50 years ago this fall.

A full schedule of air times for all Channel 12 programs can be found at www.KBDI.org.


About Colorado Public Television (KBDI)
Colorado Public Television has set itself apart with carriage of an unparalleled amount of local public affairs programming. Channel 12’s "community voice" programming engages viewers in community-based discussions of state, national and global issues. The station delivers three digital channels: its flagship main broadcast signal with a strong mix of local, national and international programming (DT-12.1); The Documentary Channel, featuring the works of independent filmmakers (DT-12.2); and MHz Worldview, a channel providing international news from five continents and diverse cultural perspectives for a globally minded audience (DT-12.3).

Marcia Simmons
Director of Marketing and Communications
KBDI-TV, Channel 12 (PBS)
World View – Community Voice
Denver, CO
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