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Channel 12 Special Boots Season with Discussion on Colorado Giving Day, Leadership of Vernon Jordan

 Denver- (November 18, 2010) – The holiday months of 2010 are filled with excitement, the spirit of giving and two important reminders of great leadership in the Colorado non-profit community. Colorado Public Television’s signature program, Studio 12, will focus on the December groundbreaking project of the Community First Foundation (CFF) and the power of philanthropy, and the story of Vernon Wells, winner of Denver Rotary’s Branch Rickey award.  Join us on Wednesday, November 24th at 8:00 p.m. for this important community program.
Host, Tamara Banks, will discuss how the CFF Colorado Gives Day December 8 may impact Coloradans as well as serve as an example for the rest of the nation. Panelists will include Marla Williams, Executive Director of CFF, John Arigoni, President of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Denver, Douglas Martine, Vice President  of Black-Tie Colorado and the President of First Bank Koger Probst.
Steffan Tubbs will follow this conversation with a special interview with Vernon Wells of the Toronto Blue Jays, the winner of the 2010 Denver Rotary Branch Rickey award for outstanding service.
The program is available for free video-on-demand viewing on the CPT-Channel 12 website at www.cpt12.org after November 27, 2010.
About Colorado Public Television (KBDI)
Colorado Public Television, celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2010, 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 (12.1); the best of independently produced documentaries, music, travel, exercise, cooking, public affairs and more (12.2); and MHz Worldview, a channel providing international news from five continents and diverse cultural perspectives for a globally minded audience (12.3).
Contact: (303) 296-1212
CPT12, Colorado Public Television
World View – Community Voice
Denver, CO
303-991-5038 (direct)


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