WEST TENNESSEE PBS WLJT-TV 11 TO AIR FIRST-EVER

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 THANKSGIVING DAY 12-HOUR PARADE MARATHON

Contact:

Peter Noll

pnoll@westtnpbs.org

731-881-7561/818-406-3007

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 20, 2023

This Thanksgiving Day, West TN PBS WLJT-TV 11 will air their first-ever Thanksgiving Day 12-hour Parade Marathon. On November 23 from noon through midnight, the station will broadcast 12 straight hours of locally produced parade programming.

WLJT has curated the best of their locally produced parade shows, featuring festivals across West Tennessee. The programs include the World’s Biggest Fish Fry Parade in Paris, Tennessee, the West Tennessee Strawberry Festival Grand Floats Parade in Humboldt, and the Tennessee Soybean Festival in Martin.

“Thanksgiving is a time when families and friends gather and celebrate and that’s exactly what these 12-hours of parade programs are about, celebrating our communities,” says West TN PBS General Manager and CEO, Peter Noll, “WLJT is proud to produce so many local programs and this is the perfect time to showcase them.”

The West TN PBS Thanksgiving Day Parade Marathon will also feature WLJT’s recently produced Veterans Day special, “Honoring our Veterans,” a 1-hour show shot on location from the downtown Jackson, Tennessee Veterans Day Parade.

“Our station’s team puts in hundreds and hundreds of hours to produce these West Tennessee shows,” says West TN PBS Director of Production Darrell Conner, “We’re not aware of any other station doing this on Thanksgiving Day.”

Here is the full West TN PBS Thanksgiving Day Parade Marathon Schedule

Noon             West TN PBS Presents: Festival Spectacular
12:30pm       West TN PBS Presents: Honoring Our Veterans
1:30pm         The 2023 Soybean Festival Parade
2:30pm         Jackson International Food & Art Festival
3:30pm         West TN PBS Presents: A Sweet History
4pm               2023 Strawberry Festival Grand Floats Parade
6pm               West TN PBS Presents: A Sweet History
6:30pm         2023 World’s Biggest Fish Fry Parade
8pm               West TN PBS Presents: Festival Spectacular
8:30pm         West TN PBS Presents: Honoring Our Veterans
9:30pm         2023 Lane College Homecoming Parade
11:30pm       West TN PBS Presents: Festival Spectacular

ABOUT WEST TN PBS WLJT-TV

West TN PBS WLJT-TV Channel 11 is a member-supported nonprofit PBS station operated by the West Tennessee Public Television Council. Since 1968, West TN PBS has provided public and educational television to all of West Tennessee. Today WLJT provides three broadcast channels, streams on westtnpbs.org and their free app, and provides community and educational activities for 21 counties.

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