4 things to watch for -- Tuesday, August 20th

Little Caesars new Quattro Pizza
Little Caesars new Quattro Pizza

Matt Morawski, Executive Producer: If you’re anything like me, you’re a parent AND a short order cook. I realize it’s my fault – but when my kids eat snacks or meals, often times, they’re all eating something different. When I was a kid , options were definitely more limited. But now, kids need their choices (at least they think they do). 
Sometimes it’s hard to make a grilled cheese, mac and cheese, Nutella sandwich (on LIGHTLY toasted bread), while cutting up 3 different types of fruits (the red grapes not the green grapes) and having it ready fast enough  so the hangry moods don’t kick in for my three little ones. They get the hangry from me…so, I get it. 
Pizza is a definite crowd pleaser for my kids, but they all don’t always agree on the toppings. My daughter likes pepperoni, my boys like just cheese and I like to change it up from time-to-time. So, when I recently got a heads up about a new product launch from Little Caesars, I was pretty geeked. They’re calling it “The Quattro Pizza.” It really seems perfect for my crew. This pizza has different topping on each quarter of the pizza. A pizza that has the potential to please everyone?! Yes please. 
They describe it as a large Italian-style pizza with a different topping combination for each quarter. 
The four topping combos are: 

  • Pepperoni (for my daughter) 
  • Italian Sausage & Bruschetta (for me) 
  • Italian Sausage & Pepperoni (more for me)
  • Cheese (for my boys)

 We gave it a try this morning on the show, and I must say, it was a crowd pleaser. 
If this sounds like something your family will enjoy, you can get it starting August 19 for $7…but you have use the Little Caesars app or website.
If you’re not a tech foodie, you can walk in and order it starting August 26th from 4-8 p.m.

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Here's what's coming up Tuesday, August 20th, 2019 on Local 4 News Today.

All Morning -- Steamy and More Storm Chances

Partly cloudy on Tuesday -- we should be able to get through the day without any thunderstorms. Steamy highs in the mid to upper 80s (30 to 31 degrees Celsius).

Partly cloudy Tuesday night, with muggy lows near 70 degrees (21 degrees Celsius).  Clouds may increase later at night, with a shower possible.

  • Get the full forecast here

All Morning -- Construction Roundup   

As summer wraps up, the construction projects continue across Metro Detroit. We've got you covered. Kim DeGiulio will also be tracking traffic conditions.

  • Check traffic conditions in your neighborhood here.


6:40 a.m. -- Keeping Tabs on Kids 

It's a way for schools and parents to monitor everything kids are doing online. Every search, every web site, every single thing. But, is it an invasion of their privacy or a great way to keep tabs on your kids? We'll show you how it works. 

6:45 a.m. - Tasty Tuesday: Food Truck Month

Our Tasty Tuesday food truck month has a double foodie feature. Beavertails and Meanie Weenie will stop by. They have strange names but they're both delicious and very different types of food. We'll try them out in the morning.




Today's Trivia Retake 

Every morning at 6 a.m., we ask you a trivia question on Local 4 for a chance to win a prize.

  • Monday Question: Where was the only and only Olympic cricket match held 119 years ago?
  • Answer: Paris, France
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National Days: August 20th

  • National Radio Day
  • National Chocolate Pecan Pie Day


History Highl ights: August 20th

  • In 1866, President Andrew Johnson formally declared the Civil War over, months after fighting had stopped.
  • In 1914, German forces occupied Brussels, Belgium, during World War I.
  • In 1940, during World War II, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill paid tribute to the Royal Air Force before the House of Commons, saying, “Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.” Exiled Communist revolutionary Leon Trotsky was assassinated in Coyoacan, Mexico by Ramon Mercader. (Trotsky died the next day.)
  • In 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Economic Opportunity Act, a nearly $1 billion anti-poverty measure.
  • In 1977, the United States launched Voyager 2, an unmanned spacecraft carrying a 12-inch, gold-plated copper phonograph record containing images, greetings in dozens of languages, samples of music and sounds of nature.
  • In 1988, a cease-fire in the war between Iraq and Iran went into effect.
  • In 2000, Tiger Woods won the PGA Championship in a playoff over Bob May, becoming the first player since Ben Hogan in 1953 to win three majors in one year.

Celebrity Birthdays: August 20th 

Celebrating a birthday Tuesday? Submit a Sunshine Award here and we could say your name on Local 4 News Today during our 5 a.m. show.

Here's who you're sharing a birthday with --

  • Connie Chung is 73. 
  • Singer Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin) is 71. 
  • Singer Rudy Gatlin of the Gatlin Brothers is 67. 
  • Singer-songwriter John Hiatt is 67. 
  •  “Today” show weatherman Al Roker is 65. 
  • Actress Joan Allen is 63. 
  • Actor Billy Gardell is 50. 
  • Singer Fred Durst of Limp Bizkit is 49. 
  • Actor Andrew Garfield (“The Amazing Spider-Man”) is 36. 
  • Singer-actress Demi Lovato is 27. 

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