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Bringing It Home

Canada Day will be truly special for the people of Harbour Grace. Hometown hero Daniel Cleary, 29, will be delivering on his promise to bring home the Stanley Cup after his team, the Detroit Red Wings beat the Pittsburgh Penguins in the playoffs. Cleary becomes the first Newfoundlander to have his name on the Stanley Cup.

Cleary showed talent from an early age. He became a high-scoring junior with the Belleville Bulls in the Ontario Hockey League starting at the age of 15. He was selected 13th overall by the Chicago Blackhawks in the first round of the NHL entry draft in 1997. He struggled during his first years in the NHL, playing with the Blackhawks, the Edmonton Oilers and the Phoenix Coyotes.

After the NHL lockout where he played in Sweden, Cleary was invited to the Red Wings training camp. He signed a free-agent contract with the team on Oct. 4, 2005. Cleary scored 20 goals in both the 2006-07 and 2007-08 seasons.

Cleary was forced to sit out 19 games this season after suffering a broken jaw. He signed a five-year $14 million contract with the Red Wings in March.

TV Live from Harbour Grace

1:00 - 1:30 p.m. Here & Now Danny Cleary Special
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Here & Now Danny Cleary Special

Radio Live from Harbour Grace

6:00 - 9:00 a.m. Morning Show
12:00 - 3:00 p.m. Radio Noon
4:00 - 6:00 p.m. On The Go
6:00 - 6:30 p.m. Timeout

* All the above shows will also be broadcast live on www.cbc.ca/nl

TV details

1:00 - 1:30 p.m. Here & Now Danny Cleary Special
This half-hour special will begin as the motorcade begins, carrying the Stanley Cup through the town of Harbour Grace to St. Francis Field. Debbie Cooper, Jonathan Crowe and Ryan Snodden will host the special with live hits from the motorcade with reporter Christina Marshall, as well as interviews with Danny Cleary, and a retrospective of his career.

6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Here & Now Danny Cleary Special
Here & Now will have an hour-long special from the field where the Stanley Cup is set up, in the middle of the thousands of people expected to line up to get their picture taken with the cup. Debbie Cooper, Jonathan Crowe and Ryan Snodden will host an all-live show from the heart of the action with interviews with Danny Cleary, his family, his friends, his school-mates, and some of the 600 children who will have prime seats in front of the stage to watch the ceremonies.

Radio details

06:00 - 09:00 a.m.
The Morning Show will have Maggie Gillis and Suzanne Woolridge in Harbour Grace to do live reports and interviews beginning at 6 am, and running until 9 am. Their focus will be on preparations for the big event that starts with a motorcade at 1:00.

12:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Radio Noon will have a special extended edition on Tuesday. It will start with a live phone-in beginning at 12:30, about your thoughts as Danny Cleary brings the cup to Harbour Grace/ and /or other significant moments in sports in Newfoundland and Labrador. Radio Noon will stay on the air to carry the speeches by Danny Cleary and others live from St. Francis Field at 2:30. Suzanne Woolridge and Todd O'Brien will also do live reports and interviews.

4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
On the Go will do live reports from Harbour Grace with Todd O'Brien and Suzanne Woolridge. It will also replay taped highlights of the day so far. Time-out will come live from St. Francis Field, with interviews with Alex Faulkner (the first Newfoundlander to play in the NHL), the keeper of the Stanley Cup, and others.