LIVERMORE, Calif., Oct. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Comcast Hometown Network (Channel 104), Comcast's regional cable network covering Northern and Central California, today announced that it will televise the induction ceremony of the ninth class of legendary Californians into the California Hall of Fame as a special Upside episode on Mon., Nov. 2, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.
An initiative of the California Museum, the California Hall of Fame celebrates residents of the state who embody California's spirit of innovation and achievement and have made a mark on history. The ninth class of inductees, who will be formally recognized by Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. and First Lady Anne Gust Brown, includes Robert Downey Jr, David Hockney, Lester Holt, Bruce Lee, Ellen Ochoa, Buck Owens, Charles M. Schulz and Kristi Yamaguchi.
In addition to premiering on Monday, November 2 at 7:00 p.m., The California Hall of Fame special will also air on November 2 at 10:30 p.m., November 3 at 1:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m., November 7 at 10:00 p.m. and November 8 at 10:00 p.m. To view Comcast Hometown Network's Upside special via Video on Demand, Comcast customers can tune to Channel 1 or press the On Demand button on their remote control, then click on the "Get Local" section, then click on "Comcast Hometown," and select "Upside", "CA Hall of Fame Special."
- The Governor and First Lady will present the inductees with the Spirit of California medal during the induction ceremony.
- Attending inductees: Robert Downey Jr, David Hockney, Ellen Ochoa, Lester Holt and Kristi Yamaguchi.
- Representatives for posthumous inductees: Shannon Lee accepting for Bruce Lee, John Owens accepting for Buck Owens and Jean Schulz accepting for Charles M. Schulz.
- Hosts and political guests: Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr., First Lady Anne Gust Brown and California Secretary of State Alex Padilla.
- Special guest appearances: California Museum Board of Trustee Dina Eastwood.
About Comcast Hometown Network
Comcast Hometown Network (CHN) is a regional cable network produced by Comcast and available in Northern California, Central California and Santa Barbara County on Digital Channel 104. Available to more than 2 million homes in California as a part of Comcast's commitment to the communities that it serves, Comcast Hometown Network is a 24/7 channel that includes original regional programming and unique local content that you can't get anywhere else. CHN televises key high school football and basketball matchups, minor league baseball games from the California League and the Pacific Coast League and Stockton Thunder hockey games from the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL). Beyond sports programming, CHN also produces Game On, a local sports magazine show dedicated to female athletes as well as compelling programming like Upside, which offers in-depth news coverage, interviews and commentary with a positive slant.
About Comcast Cable
Comcast Cable is the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and phone provider to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and also provides these services to businesses. Comcast has invested in technology to build an advanced network that delivers among the fastest broadband speeds, and brings customers personalized video, communications and home management offerings. Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) is a global media and technology company. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information.
About California Museum
A self-supporting 501(c)3 non-profit, the California Museum — home of the California Hall of Fame — engages, educates and enlightens people about California's rich history and unique contributions to the world through ideas, innovation, the arts and culture. Through interactive and innovative experiences, the Museum inspires visitors to dream the California dream and dares them to make their own mark on history. Open Tuesday-Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday: 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.; closed Monday. Admission: adults $9.00; college students & seniors $7.50 with valid ID; youth 6-17: $7.00; children 5 and under free. For more information, visit http://www.CaliforniaMuseum.org.
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