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FOX Sports North announces "All-Star Week" programming lineup

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FOX Sports North, in conjunction with the Minnesota Twins, today announced plans to televise an "All-Star" programming lineup beginning Friday, July 4. As part of All-Star Week coverage, the regional sports network will debut over 50 hours of original "All Star" programming including four new shows, three past All-Star Games and a series of All-Star Live shows.
 
All-Star Live will include interviews with baseball legends, stories of All-Star Games past, live press conference coverage and an inside look at how the Twins and the Twin Cities prepared for the big game. In addition, FOX Sports North will include a regular "All-Star Salutes" segment, a partnership with the Minnesota National Guard designed to honor local military "All Stars."
 
The 2014 All-Star Game airs Tuesday, July 15 on FOX.
 
"All-Star Week" Programming Lineup:
 
July 4              5:30pm               "Under the Lights: Making of the All-Star Game"
 
July 7              5:00pm               "All-Star Live"
                       5:30pm               2013 All-Star Game (Citi Field)
 
July 8              5:00pm               "All-Star Live"
                       7:30pm               "Unscripted: All-Star Pitchers"
                       8:00pm               "Spotlight: Anatomy of a Trade"

July 9              5:00pm               "All-Star Live"
                       7:30pm               "Spotlight: Batting Champions"
 
July 10            5:00pm               "All-Star Live"
                       5:30pm               1965 All-Star Game (Metropolitan Stadium)
 
July 11            11:00am             "All-Star Live"
                       2:00pm               "All-Star Live"
                       6:30pm               "Twins Live" from Fan Fest (one hour)
                       11:00pm             1985 All-Star Game (H.H.H. Metrodome)
July 12            12:00pm             "All-Star Live"
                       2:00pm               "Twins Live" from Fan Fest (one hour)
 
July 13            10:00am             "All-Star Live"
                       2:00pm               "Twins Live" from Fan Fest (one hour)
 
July 14            9:00am               "All-Star Live"
 
July 15            9:00am               "All-Star Live"
                       1:30pm               "All-Star Live"
                       3:00pm               "All-Star Live"
 
Programming Details:
 
- Spotlight: Batting Champions: Twins greats Rod Carew, Tony Oliva and Joe Mauer have combined for 32 All-Star Game Appearances and 13 Batting Titles. During this special, they come together to discuss the differences and similarities of their games and take viewers inside the batting cage for a lesson in the "art of hitting."
o Air Time: 60 Minutes
 
- Spotlight: Anatomy of a Trade: Two players with Major League dreams hone their skills as youngsters in Southern California, briefly becoming teammates. Both take different paths to professional baseball. One signs out of high school and the other stars at a college baseball dynasty, becoming the first overall pick in the amateur draft. In a twist of fate, they're traded for each other and pursue their careers with that common bond. Nearly a decade after the trade, they become teammates in Minnesota and All-Stars sharing in a World Championship - together. Bert Blyleven and Roy Smalley are united again, this time on the FOX Sports North broadcast team.
o Run Time: 30 minutes
 
- Under the Lights: Making of the All-Star Game: An in-depth look at how the Twins and MLB are preparing for Minneapolis' first All-Star summer since 1985. Get the inside perspective from the logo presentation to planning the many events taking place leading up to the game. Learn how broadcasters approach the event and about the Legacy program that will leave an impact on Twins Territory long after the All-Star summer has come and gone.
o Run Time: 30 minutes
 
- Unscripted: All-Star Pitchers: Hall of Fame Analyst Bert Blyleven sits down for an up close conversation on the art of pitching with some of the biggest stars in the game today, including Justin Verlander, Max Scherzer, Chris Sale, Glen Perkins and the National's "young gun," Stephen Strasburg.
o Run Time: 30 minutes
 
- 2013 All-Star Game: Ten current and former Twins appeared in last year's game at Citi Field.
o Airs July 7 and July 15
 
- 1965 All-Star Game: Metropolitan Stadium hosted 19 Hall of Famers, including Harmon Killebrew who hit a homerun in the game.
o Airs July 10, 12 and 15
 
- 1985 All-Star Game: A memorable game played at the Metrodome by a number of Minnesota natives including Paul Molitor, Dave Winfield and Jack Morris.
o Airs July 11, 12 and 15
 
FOXSportsNorth.com/AllStarGame will also serve as a hub for "All-Star Week" content with original features, breaking news, photo galleries highlighting previous All-Star Game moments, programming previews and more.
 
FOX Sports North reaches more than 2 million homes throughout Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and North and South Dakota and telecasts nearly 2,600 hours of locally produced programming per year. For more information on the Emmy Award-winning regional sports network, visit www.foxsportsnorth.com.

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