Twin Cities Live Goes on the Air Today

There’s a new show in town. Twin Cities Live starts airing today, from 3 to 4 p.m. (5 Eyewitness News), highlighting great places to visit, eat, and play. Sure, the press release makes it sound like something that’s never been done before; but let’s face it, this is nothing terribly new. Nonetheless, let’s give it a try. It might yet be a good source of information about life in the Twin Cities, and hell, if they’re starting out with the RollerGirls, how bad can it be?

Here’s some info from the press release:

TWIN CITIES LIVE is a show about Minnesotans created by Minnesotans. The effort to get the show on the air began last July with a public casting call at Mall of America. Standing in long lines for the opportunity to audition, over 500 people turned out for the chance to become one of the co-hosts of TWIN CITIES LIVE. We met many people with big personalities and unique backgrounds, but one person in particular stood out.

John Hanson, a Burnsville native, had been living and working in
Las Vegas, but was looking to return to the Twin Cities. His mother, a longtime viewer of 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS, heard about our casting call and encouraged her son to attend. She even drove him to the auditions herself! From the beginning, we loved his quick wit and down to earth personality. It took a few more months of searching to find a co-host for John. But, as soon as we met Rebekah Wood, a small town gal with a gift for gab, we knew she was the perfect fit. Rebekah left the anchor desk in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to join the TWIN CITIES LIVE staff. Both John and Rebekah are thrilled to be home and are looking forward to bringing viewers a show that highlights the best of what our state has to offer.

During the first few weeks of the show, you’ll quickly learn what TWIN CITIES LIVE is all about. The Minnesota RollerGirls stop by to show us why they are one of the most popular roller derby leagues in the country. We’ll put the spotlight on the latest theater offerings from the Guthrie and the Fitzgerald. Rebekah and John fly high at a local circus school. Our local experts demonstrate the perfect spring grilling techniques, how to get started with yoga and other unique exercise programs, quick and effective self-defense moves, and tips for gardening on a budget. Throw in details for a perfect Minnesota getaway, the return of the Super Bargain, and musical performances from The Hopefuls and the Summit Dance Shoppe and you’ve got the perfect recipe for of TWIN CITIES LIVE. And that’s just the beginning!

TWIN CITIES LIVE will be the only locally built weekday afternoon show, highlighting unique happenings in your backyard. Every Friday, the show will host a LIVE studio audience. So whether you sit back and relax from the comfort of your couch or grab a group of friends and join the live audience – either way you won’t want to miss everything that
TWIN CITIES LIVE has to offer!