Updated:CHARLOTTE, N.C. —
Channel 9 Eyewitness News will broadcast Panthers Pride Kickoff Party live prime-time special Friday 8 to 9 p.m.
The show will feature player interviews, important information for fans about traffic, parking, tickets and more.
- Panthers center Jordan Gross on his quarterback Cam Newton
- Panthers Pride buzz surrounds the city
- ESPN's Herm Edwards on the Panthers playoff chances
- Former Panthers player Keyshawn Johnson on Panthers' chances
- Panthers fullback Mike Tolbert on his many nicknames
Plus, ESPN.com NFL insider David Newton will be answering fans’ questions live on Twitter during the show.
Newton has covered the NFL and the Panthers for 11 years for ESPN.
Tweet your questions to @DNewtonESPN and @WSOC_TV using #PanthersPride.
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The live broadcast will take place at the EpiCentre in uptown Charlotte where it is holding a 3-day pep rally to support the Panthers in the playoffs.
We will also livestream the special on wsoctv.com. You can watch it LIVE at 8 p.m. here.
Channel 9 gave away a 42" flat screen television just in time for the playoffs. Congratulations to Gary from Albemarle on winning the TV.
Recent Panthers stories from wsoctv.com:
- Jan. 8: City decked out with Panthers' blue ahead of big game
- Jan. 7: Mayor declares Fan Friday in preparation for playoffs
- Jan. 6: Panthers 2-point underdog vs. 49ers
- Jan. 3: Panthers playoff tickets sell out in 3 minutes
- Jan. 3: Panthers 10-1 odds to win Super Bowl
- Jan. 2: Panthers to wear all-black for playoff game
Recent stories from ESPN.com's David Newton:
- Jan. 9: Cam on Smartphones, dinosaurs, more
- Jan. 9: Greg Hardy: A 'bad day' awaits Kaepernick
- Jan. 8: Cam Newton is ready for big stage - again
- Jan. 7: Panthers outnumbered in playoff experience
- Jan. 6: Panthers worried about 49ers, not Flair
- Jan. 6: Flair turns on hometown Panthers for 49ers
For all Panthers stories, slideshows and raw videos visit our Panthers section here.