WXYZ-TV (Detroit) will broadcast exclusive coverage of the “Woodward Dream Cruise presented by Ford” on Saturday, August 19, from 7 to 9 p.m.
A one-hour version of the program will be syndicated to television stations across the country, including stations owned by WXYZ’s parent company, The E.W. Scripps Company. The program will air nationwide in late August and early September and will reach approximately 80 percent of U.S. households.
The program will be hosted by 7 Action News Anchors Stephen Clark and Carolyn Clifford from a street-side stage. Additionally, 7 Action News Anchors JoAnne Purtan, Glenda Lewis, Alicia Smith, Keenan Smith and Ann Marie LaFlamme will provide coverage from hot spots along Woodward Avenue, including the legendary Mustang Alley in Ferndale. Reporter Matt Smith will introduce viewers to classic car collectors along the route and 7 Meteorologist Dave Rexroth will cruise in a classic Ford Mustang.
More than 40,000 vehicles and 1.2 million visitors are expected to pack a 9-mile stretch of historic Woodward Avenue.
WXYZ will air an encore broadcast of its Dream Cruise special from 10 a.m. to noon on Sunday, August 20.