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NBC 4 NEW YORK’S “PRIDE: CELEBRATING 50 YEARS” TO AIR SATURDAY, JUNE 29 AT 7 PM

NEW YORK, NY – June 17, 2019 – On the eve of NYC’s celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising and one of the largest Pride parades in the world, NBC 4 New York / WNBC will commemorate the historic occasion with a special broadcast. “Pride: Celebrating 50 Years” will air Saturday, June 29 at 7 PM ET (check local listings) and will be online by visiting nbcnewyork.com/stonewall.

“The Stonewall riots were a turning point in our city’s history, leading to the growth of a worldwide pride movement which has inspired global change. WNBC has been at the forefront of covering the issues important to the LGBTQ+ community. The special features many notable voices from the community and we are proud to bring their stories to the viewers and look forward to celebrating this very important milestone,” said Nicholas Veneziale, Vice President for New York Live, Special Projects and LX.TV Program Development.

Hosted by acclaimed television and Broadway actor Michael Urie, “Pride: Celebrating 50 Years” will take viewers on an unforgettable journey and will showcase the growth of the local and global Pride movement. Featuring celebrities including Billy Porter, Asia Kate Dillon, Carson Kressley, Isis King, Molly Bernard, Adam Rippon, Lea DeLaria and Wilson Cruz, the program will

  • Profile the movement’s trailblazers, including Edie Winsor, Harvey Milk, Gerturde Stein, Rupaul, Bayard Rustin, the Shepard Family and more.
  • Hear first-person coming out stories, celebrating the courage in each person’s journey.
  • Explore the rise of drag through the eyes of seasoned performer Lady Bunny and New York City drag superstar Brita Filter.
  • Look at the future of the Pride movement, including the challenges ahead.

About NBC 4 New York / WNBC
NBC 4 New York / WNBC is the flagship station of the NBC Owned Television Stations division of NBCUniversal, serving the New York Tri-State area with an unparalleled commitment to broadcast excellence for more than 75 years. The station features New York’s largest investigative reporting team, the I-Team and Emmy Award-winning journalists who successfully track down the answers to the questions most important to viewers. NBC 4 New York’s consumer franchise Better Get Baquero returns every call, responds to every message and has recovered more than $5 million for consumers.

Storm Team 4, the station’s trusted weather team, utilizes the most accurate and the most powerful weather technology available to keep Tri-State viewers informed and safe when severe weather strikes. This includes StormTracker 4, the only commercial high-frequency S-Band dual polarization fixed Doppler weather radar operating in the Northeast. In addition to NBC 4 New York’s primary channel, other programming outlets include COZI TV, the station’s multicast channel, and out-of-home platforms, including TV screens in taxi cabs, elevators and aboard New York-New Jersey PATH trains. The station also delivers news and information across all platforms, including its dedicated website, mobile app and social media platforms. For more information about NBC 4 New York, visit NBCNewYork.com.

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