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      LeVasseur passes the torch

      Longtime host of TV6â??s Discovering program, Buck LeVasseur, is officially passing the torch to local outdoor videographer/producer, Brian Whitens.

      â??Iâ??m no longer physically able to do the job,â?? says LeVasseur, â??but Brian is a very qualified person. He is very talented, does a wonderful job, and he really knows what heâ??s doing in the outdoors.â??

      Buck recently celebrated the 30th Anniversary of Discovering which has run continuously on TV6 since 1982.

      The award winning outdoor program has become a fixture on TV6 at 7:30 every Monday night as Buck and now Brian explore the people and places that make Upper Michigan such a wonderfully diverse place to play and live.

      President and CEO, Rob Jamros, commented, â??Buck has been such an integral part of the TV6 family for so long that itâ??s difficult to comprehend that heâ??s really leaving. But as proud as we are of Buckâ??s accomplishments over the past 30 years, we are confident that Brian Whitens can carry on the tradition that is Discovering.â??

      Whitens, who has been acting as interim Discovering host over the past year says, â??I consider it a privilege to have the opportunity to be associated with something that is so much a part of the Upper Peninsula. What Buck has accomplished is nothing short of amazing, and itâ??s an absolute honor to sit in his chair.â??