On Friday, June 27, WHYY-FM’s Newsworks Tonight will broadcast live at 6:00 p.m. from Lewes Canalfront Park, located at 211 Front Street in Lewes, DE. NewsWorks Tonight is a half-hour news program that features regional news reports drawing on information gathered by the staff of WHYY.
NewsWorks Tonight host Dave Heller will anchor the program. The show will focus on the 50th anniversary of the Cape May-Lewes Ferry and WHYY’s recent production of Billion Mile Journey: The Cape May-Lewes Ferry, a one-hour documentary about the history of the ferry and the lives it has touched over the last five decades.
Listeners will hear from John Mussoni, managing editor of WHYY’s Delaware news operation and veteran reporter Tom MacDonald, as well as other reporters who cover Delaware and New Jersey. The general public is welcome to observe the program live at Lewes Canalfront Park. After the broadcast, Heller, Mussoni, MacDonald and the NewsWorks Tonight team will be available to answer questions.
“WHYY has maintained a news presence in Delaware longer than any other television station and we’re proud to join the Cape May-Lewes Ferry in celebrating 50 years of operations in Delaware,” said Bill Marrazzo, WHYY president and CEO. “This remote broadcast honors the golden anniversary of both organizations.”
Billion Mile Journey: The Cape May-Lewes Ferry premieres Wednesday, June 25 at 10:00 p.m. on WHYY-TV and re-airs Friday, June 27 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 29 at 1:30 p.m.
WHYY’s FIRST is Delaware’s public media newsmagazine and airs Fridays at 5:30 p.m. and 11 p.m. on WHYY-TV. Delaware news is available anytime at NewsWorks.org/DE.