Harry Potter Premiere
On Monday, July 13th, WOWT Channel 6 was at the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince pre-screening in Omaha.

Channel 6 gave away more than 200 free passes to viewers who tuned into the TV show EXTRA. Each of the 100 lucky winners received two passes to see the premier of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince!

With the help of our awesome flip-cams, Channel 6 staff was there to interview, and capture the excitement of Harry Potter fans!

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Harry Potter has kept his fans waiting for two years, the longest school break they have had to endure for a new movie adventure about the teen wizard.

It's been worth the wait.

"Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince," the sixth movie in the fantasy franchise based on J.K. Rowling's books, is the franchise's best so far, blending rich drama and easy camaraderie among the actors with the visual spectacle that until now has been the real star of the series.

The hocus-pocus of it all nearly takes a back seat to the story and characters this time, and the film is the better for that. It doesn't skimp on the Quidditch action, sorcery duels or occult pyrotechnics, but those are simply part of the show, not the main attraction.

Previous installments played out in a supernatural bubble bearing little connection to our ordinary little Muggle world. "Half-Blood Prince" brims with authentic people and honest interaction -- hormonal teens bonding with great humor, heartache that will resonate with anyone who remembers the pangs of first love.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, a Warner Bros. release, is rated PG.

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