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WPIX Travels to Libya

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From the halls of WPIX New York to the shores of Tripoli, the Tribune station will fight for eyeballs and ratings with a half-hour special on the first American cruise ship voyage to Libya since 1981.

Entertainment reporter Toni Senecal hitched a ride aboard the maiden Libyan voyage of the M.S. Endeavour, interviewing resident historian for the cruise, Journalist Robert MacNeil, and chronicling the history of the region. Libya became a possible port of call after Muammar Gaddafi in 2003 conceded Libyan involvement in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103.

The travelogue will air on the Tribune-owned station Saturday night, Jan. 22, at 7:30, with a repeat Jan. 30 at 10:30 p.m. The show is also being pitched to other Tribune stations and co-owned cable superstation WGN.

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