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Vince Vitrano: Not For Broadcast

ANN CURRY TOTALLY LOVES US

MOVED BY DATELINE STORY IN GRAFTON

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Maybe it's lame. Maybe it's a bit of that inferiority complex that seems to infect all of us Milwaukee area natives. Whatever it is, I still get really excited when people from other parts of the country get to see us put our best foot forward. It looks like that's about to happen on Dateline NBC.

Dateline devotes the entire hour Sunday to a story in Grafton, Wisconsin.

Dateline is covering the story of the Longoria family. Karen, a cancer survivor, struggling to raise triplets, two of whom have special needs. They're in wheelchairs, and before all this happened, they were living in a home that was hardly accessible.

Kapco's Hometown Heroes program spearheaded a remarkable community effort that ultimately resulted in an amazing home makeover, and a life-altering event for this family.

I know she, and I are trying to promote the show and the story, but I chatted with NBC's Ann Curry for a few minutes, and she appeared genuinely moved by what she saw here in Southeast Wisconsin. She couldn't say enough great things about this family, the people of our area, and the community who stepped up to help.

Click above to watch our conversation, and I hope you watch the piece with your family Sunday night. Looks like Wisconsin is about to look pretty good on national T.V.

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