• NOW: Panthers Pride Kickoff Party special 8 p.m.


    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.

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