FORTY-TWO YEARS…STILL BURNING

THE YULE LOG CELEBRATES 42 YEARS

PIX 11 TO AIR THE YULE LOG ON DECEMBER 25 FROM 9AM TO 1PM

NEW YORK, December 3, 2008 – It wouldn’t be a holiday in New York without The WPIX Yule Log! The Yule Log, the famous film loop of a burning log in a hearth, has mesmerized viewers since it debuted on PIX in 1966. To celebrate the Log’s 42nd anniversary, PIX 11 will air The Yule Log from 9am-1pm on December 25th, expanding the coverage to 4-hours. At 1pm, immediately following The Yule Log, PIX will air the beloved holiday classic, March of the Wooden Soldiers.

In recent years, The Yule Log has been digitally re-mastered and fully restored. In 2001, while searching the company’s archives, the original 35mm Yule Log film was found where it was misfiled in a “Honeymooners” film can titled “A Dog’s Life.” At that time, the original film was color corrected and cleaned of scratches.  In 2003, the Log was up-converted to High Definition (PIX now airs a simultaneous HDTV Yule Log on WPIX-DT) and in 2005 PIX made The Yule Log available to viewers as a downloadable podcast.     more: TheYuleLog.Com

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