A Real Blast

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Brent CannonIt is that time of year again… time for our annual 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular. A few years ago they asked Laura and I to host the fireworks show from Discovery Meadow in downtown San Jose. We had a great time, and ever sine then it has become an annual tradition. Thousands of people come to see the show in person – and those who cannot attend – no matter where you live in the Bay Area – can watch it on NBC11.

The show is always amazing. The people who put it together do all the big fireworks shows for major events such as the Super Bowl and the Olympics. So the San Jose show is very good.

VIEW PHOTOS FROM LAST YEAR

Laura and I have great seats too. We begin our broadcast at 9:00 p.m. The stage is near the Tech Museum and when the shells explode we can feel them in our chests. Talk about being close to the action.

We usually highlight something special each year – and this year we’ll showcase some of the Olympic hopefuls – including a special guest appearance on stage with us. I won’t spoil the surprise. Come on out or tune in to see it Friday night. Then, at 9:30, the fireworks begin – and this year it will really look good on TV. Not only do we have several camera angles, but the show will be broadcast in HD. The fireworks and Laura will look great, but I won’t make any promises when it comes to what I look like in HD.

So grab a blanket, or pop some popcorn, and joins us this Friday to celebrate our Olympians and of course our nation’s independence! See ya then.

Brent Cannon
NBC11 Anchor

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