WCCO Partners With ‘CBS Buzz Tour’ At Minnesota State Fair
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — WCCO-TV is partnering with the “CBS Buzz Tour” at the Minnesota State Fair Friday, Aug. 24 and Saturday, Aug. 25 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
The “CBS Buzz Tour” bus will be parked at WCCO-TV’s State Fair site on the corner of Carnes and Nelson, where Buzz Tour ambassador Alex Boylan (winner of Season Two of “The Amazing Race”) will spearhead activities and distribute giveaways.
In addition, WCCO-TV 4 News is once again reporting live from the WCCO-TV State Fair stage (Click here for complete schedule).
Special CBS programming and Buzz Tour giveaways will be dispersed throughout each of the two days and, among other activities, attendees will have the opportunity to be digitally inserted into cast photos of several CBS series, which can be shared on social media sites.
This year, the theme inside the WCCO-TV building is WEATHER! Fairgoers will be invited inside the building throughout the duration of the fair for a weather experience during which they will stand in front of an 80-inch interactive, touch-screen television to act out a weather forecast — with video prompting from Chris Shaffer, Frank Vascellaro and Amelia Santaniello.
WCCO is also launching its Mobile Weather Watcher – a new weather vehicle which will be on display at the WCCO-TV building at the Minnesota State Fair. Additionally, each weekday during the fair, WCCO-TV will broadcast live a State Fair focused, hour-long special from 4 p.m.-5 p.m.
Throughout the summer, the CBS star-branded and mobile studio-equipped “CBS Buzz Tour” (#cbsbuzz) bus is crisscrossing the country, visiting 60 cities in 60 days as a thank you to the millions of loyal fans who continue to make CBS America’s Most-Watched Network. CBS reality star veteran Alex Boylan will spearhead the on-the-road fan activities in Minneapolis and will also engage viewers from anywhere in the U.S. throughout the tour with “Inside Buzz” CBS.com webisodes, blogs and social media contests and posts via www.cbs.com/buzz.
In 2002, Alex Boylan was on the winning team on CBS’s hit reality television series, “The Amazing Race 2.”
Since then, Boylan has hosted numerous television shows, including the popular PBS series “At the Chef’s Table,” the Health Corner DVD series “What’s Cooking with Alex” and the informative pet series “Animal Attractions.” Boylan has also created and produced the DVD surfing documentaries “Dropping In: Panama” and “Dropping In: El Salvador.”
In 2006, Alex Boylan co-founded Around the World Productions, which has created and produced many award-winning web and multi-platform programs, such as CBS’s “Around the World for Free,” the Rachael Ray Show’s “Rach to the Rescue,” the Boy Scouts of America’s “Tales from the Trail,” the interactive series “Missions in Action” and hundreds of destination content web pieces for the Travel Channel and Lonely Planet.
WCCO-TV is part of the CBS Television Stations, a division of CBS Corporation.