ABC11 Eyewitness News Invites Viewers to Submit Their Own “Rise and Shine” Video

Winning Video to be Aired on Eyewitness News Morning Broadcast

Raleigh, NC, June 06, 2012 --( ABC11 Eyewitness News ( has announced a new video contest inviting viewers to create and submit their own music video for the “Rise and Shine” Eyewitness News morning broadcast. Participants must use the “Rise and Shine” lyrics, but are encouraged to create their own tune, rap or unique musical tribute. ABC11 will review the submissions and select a winner to be aired on the Eyewitness News morning broadcast. Additionally, the winner will receive an ABC11 mug that will be autographed by the entire morning team. All entries must be submitted by Saturday, June 30.

Entries must be mailed to Curtis Miles, creative services director at WTVD ABC11, 411 Liberty Street, Durham, N.C., 27701, or submitted via email to

“We are very excited to hear and see what our viewers create in their music videos,” said John Idler, president and general manager of ABC11. “ABC11 is very committed to our viewers and their communities, and we welcome and seek out any opportunity to involve people in our news programs as much as possible. The “Rise and Shine” video is one of the most popular and fun of all of our participatory projects.”

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About ABC11 Eyewitness News:
ABC11 Eyewitness News provides 33 hours of local news every week, serving more than 1 million households in a 23-county area in North Carolina and Virginia. Eyewitness News also provides news, weather and sports information 24 hours a day on as well as serving two additional digital channels, The HD Live Well Network on 11.2 (Time Warner Ch. 1112; and the Live Well Network on 11.3 (Time Warner Ch. 113). ABC11 WTVD is part of the Disney-ABC Television Group, which is home to all of The Walt Disney Company's worldwide entertainment and news television properties. For more information, go to

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