WGN-TV will be celebrating the beginning of the Chicago Bulls 2012-2013 season with “Bulls Day” on all WGN newcasts on Tuesday, October 30. Throughout the day, Bulls personnel will be stopping by the studios, appearing on WGN Morning News, WGN Midday News, WGN News at Five and WGN News at Nine.
Coverage includes: in-studio interviews with Scottie Pippen, Gar Forman, Sam Smith, and John Paxon; fun with Benny the Bull; a special Around Town featuring wheelchair basketball, and a performance by the Stampede drumline. Viewers will be able to interact all throughout the day on Twitter with the hashtag #WGNBulls and at WGNtv.com/BullsDay.
In addition to these events, WGN Morning News viewers between 7-9a will have the opportunity to enter for one of two sets of 4 tickets to the Bulls season opening game (televised live on WGN Sports) THIS Wednesday night. A complete schedule is below:
WGN BULLS DAY – Tuesday October 30th (schedule subject to change)
*WGN Morning News
7:45 a.m. – Scottie Pippen in-studio interview
8:15 a.m. – Gar Forman in-studio interview
8:20 a.m. – Benny the Bull fun segment
8:55 a.m. – Stampede drum line performance to close the show
*Ana Belaval & Around Town at wheelchair basketball throughout the show from 7-9a
*Ticket giveaway twice between 7-9a
MIDDAY NEWS (11a-1p)
11:40 a.m. – Basketball Hall-of-Famer Sam Smith in-studio interview
12:40 p.m. – Stacey King
12:50 p.m. – Levy chef “Lunchbreak” segment; Stacey helps cook.
*EVENING NEWS (5p – 6p)
Live in-studio, Bulls legend and current Vice-President of Basketball Operations John Paxon
Marcus Leshock profiles Bulls Charities working with Lurie Children’s Hospital
*Player/Coach Top 5-Song Playlist played throughout show
9 O’CLOCK NEWS (9 p.m. – 10 p.m.)
9:45 p.m. – Exclusive Luol Deng sit-down interview.