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CHICAGO, June 26, 2014 – Chicago’s Very Own WGN-TV will air “Chicago’s Summer Blast” on Friday, July 4th at 9:30pm CT, featuring the fireworks display live from Navy Pier. This half-hour special will air in HD, immediately following an abbreviated “WGN News at Nine.” Hosted by WGN’s Dean Richards with Amy Rutledge reporting from the pier, “Chicago’s Summer Blast” will cover all the sights and sounds of America’s birthday celebration from one of Chicago’s largest tourist attractions. WGN will also take a look at the grand plans and renovation of Navy Pier, which are off and running and building excitement.

“Chicago’s Summer Blast” on WGN-TV is sponsored by Xfinity. The special will also be streamed live on WGNtv.com at 9:30pm CT and encore on CLTV at 11:30pm CT.

WGN-TV is Chicago’s CW network affiliate, programming news, sports and entertainment. Most programming airs in high definition on WGN 9.1. WGN News programs more local news than any other Chicago TV station airing on WGN-TV as well as CLTV. WGN 9.2 is Chicago’s home of Tribune Broadcasting’s classic TV network Antenna TV and WGN 9.3 is Chicago’s This TV movie network affiliate. WGN-TV is a Tribune Broadcasting station. For more information on Chicago’s Very Own WGN-TV, go to WGNtv.com

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