Oklahoma Centennial Celebration


Saturday, November 18th 2006, 2:50 pm
By: News On 6


Lasers and fireworks, Downtown Tulsa will be celebrating the state's centennial with the biggest event of the year, Saturday night.

News on 6 reporter Joshua Brakhage goes inside the birthday bash.

Let me give you an idea of how big this show is going to be. This is the same crew that does ceremonies at the Olympics.

There are 10 digital projectors on the tops of several downtown buildings, pointing in every direction. The skyscrapers themselves are the projection screens. Crews had to put special reflective film on the windows to pull off the show.

Then there are the fireworks. Oklahoma got a preview the past two nights.

SkyNews 6 was over Jenks for Thursday night's show. Then the celebration worked its way up the river for fireworks over the 21st Street Bridge Friday night.

The show comes to Downtown Saturday night. The entire display will be set to music.

We're still a year out from Oklahoma's 100th birthday, but Tulsa was picked to host the kick-off of the year long celebration, in the run-up to the centennial next November.

If you can't make it out to show, we'll broadcast the whole thing live on the CW. That's channel 12 if you have cable, and channel 19 if you're on antenna or satellite.

News on 6 anchor Terry Hood will be your mistress of ceremonies. They light the first fuse at 7 o'clock Saturday night.