TV6 to broadcast John Kivela special

NEGAUNEE – “For the People: The Legislative Legacy of John Kivela” will air on TV6 on Thanksgiving, Nov. 23 at 7:30 p.m.

The program looks at the legislative career of the late Michigan State Representative John Kivela.

The people who were closest to John talk about his journey from auto mechanic in Marquette to State Representative from the 109th District.

Rick Rhoades, Vice President and General Manager of TV6 said, “We put this program together to highlight John Kivela’s remarkable legislative achievements in the short time he served. We wanted to tell the people of Upper Michigan that John’s vision and hard work had and will have a positive, lasting impact for many generations. ‘For the People’ will highlight his extraordinary body of work”.

Among his friends and colleagues appearing on the program will be Sandy and Shelby Kivela, John’s wife and daughter, who will comment on his qualities as a family man and how they helped him serve Upper Michigan in Lansing.

The program will also air on TV6 Friday, Nov. 24 at 12:30 p.m. and on FOX UP,Friday, Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m.