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Morning Show Insider: 🍷 Wine country

WDIV-TV Local 4's Kim DeGiulio
WDIV-TV Local 4's Kim DeGiulio

Kim DeGiulio: It's back to school for the kids this week and back to work for me! Last night my husband and I got back from an amazing trip to California wine country. We had a blast celebrating with Rhonda at her wedding and then got a chance to explore the area to celebrate our own anniversary! I'm a big fan of wine tasting, so I guess you could say it was the perfect getaway for me! My husband loves wine but is more of a beer guy, so we made a point to visit a local brewery too. We both are such foodies, so we made sure to scope out some of the best restaurants in the area. They did not disappoint!

Of course, it's always good to come back home after a few days away. After driving through San Francisco traffic on Friday, I was thankful that we don't have traffic that crazy here in Detroit. Not going to lie though, the roads out in California were so smooth and pot hole free. It goes to show you what a beating our roads take with our harsh winters.

As we transition into fall here, there's a lot that makes me excited! I'm so excited that football season is here. I love these September football games when it's still beautiful and sunny out. It's so much fun to get together with our friends and tailgate before the games. If you're out tailgating in Ann Arbor this fall and see me, please say hi! It's always fun for me to meet our viewers! 

I'm also excited for the Lions to start their season this week. Sunday they're taking on the Arizona Cardinals. I'm hoping they can start their season on a high note and come out of this one with a win! Hope you all have a fabulous week!

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Here's what's coming up on Thursday, September 5, 2019 on Local 4 News Today

All Morning -- 🍂 Cooler Start

Great sleeping weather awaits us all and you can count on temps dropping into the 50s, even flirting with the 40s for some, and this will be the case all the way through the weekend. Thursday will be a cooler start, but highs will again head into the low and mid 70s with a nice mix of sun and clouds and lighter winds ENE 5-10 mph.  

  • Get the full forecast here

Kim DeGiulio will also be tracking traffic conditions around town as well.

  • Check traffic conditions in your neighborhood here

All Morning -- 🌩️ Tracking Dorian

Hurricane Dorian is causing major problems, and the Local 4Casters will be tracking it all morning long. We'll also have the latest video and information from the areas dealing with the impact.

All Morning -- ⛵ Back-to-Basics: Sailing

Fall-like weather can be a great time to get out on a sailboat. Impress your friends with some sailing skills we can teach you quickly! Kim DeGiulio has a back to basic lesson to get you sailing in the right direction.

6:40 -- ⏰ Time-Saver Product Tests 

All week-long on Local 4 News Today, we're testing out products aimed at saving you time. On Thursday, Getting the wrinkles out without taking all day. Help Me Hank gets steamy to see if two top-rated steamers can replace your iron.

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🦌 Today's Trivia Retake 

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

  • Wednesday Question: What is Michigan's state animal?
  • Answer: White-tailed deer
  • Be sure to watch daily at 6 a.m. and click this link to enter for a chance to win.

🍴 National Days: September 5th

  • National Cheese Pizza Day

   📅 History Highlights: September 5th

  • In 1698, Russia's Peter the Great imposed a tax on beards.
  • In 1774, the first Continental Congress assembled in Philadelphia.
  • In 1882, the nation's first Labor Day was celebrated with a parade in New York. (Although Labor Day now takes place on the first Monday of September, this first celebration occurred on a Tuesday.)
  • In 1939, four days after war had broken out in Europe, President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued a proclamation declaring U.S. neutrality in the conflict.
  • In 1960, at the Rome Olympics, American boxer Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali) defeated Zbigniew Pietrzykowski of Poland to win the light-heavyweight gold medal; Wilma Rudolph of the United States won the second of her three gold medals with the 200-meter sprint.
  • In 1961, President John F. Kennedy signed legislation making aircraft hijackings a federal crime.
  • In 1975, President Gerald R. Ford escaped an attempt on his life by Lynette "Squeaky" Fromme, a disciple of Charles Manson, in Sacramento, California.
  • In 1986, four hijackers who had seized a Pan Am jumbo jet on the ground in Karachi, Pakistan, opened fire when the lights inside the plane failed; a total of 20 people were killed before Pakistani commandos stormed the jetliner.
  • In 2005, President George W. Bush nominated John Roberts to succeed the late William Rehnquist as chief justice of the United States. 

🎂 Celebrity Birthdays: September 5th

Celebrating a birthday Thursday? Submit a Sunshine Award here and we could say your name on Local 4 News Today during our 6 a.m. show.

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

  • Comedian-actor Bob Newhart is 90. 
  • Actress Raquel Welch is 79. 
  • Singer Al Stewart is 74. 
  • Actor Michael Keaton is 68. 
  • Actress Debbie Turner-Larson ("The Sound of Music") is 63. 
  • TV personality-musician Dweezil Zappa is 50. 
  • Actress Rose McGowan is 46. 
  • Actress Carice Van Houten ("Game of Thrones") is 43

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