By Amanda Honigfort, Special Programs and Projects Producer
But 2019 isn’t here quite yet, so let us take a minute to look back at the past year.
It’s been a year of more than 300 quality segments covering everything from the start of Fablist Stories, the construction of City Foundry, Sunken Cities at the Art Museum to Hyperloop’s progress, students performing pieces inspired by Hamilton – on the actual set at the Fox Theater, to author interviews and more. You encouraged us to be our best and come home with three regional Emmys and six NATOAs.
We want to thank all of you for supporting us with your views, kind words and donations, and we want to thank all of our many partners who worked with us on segments big and small.
With your help, we’ve continued to bring you the best in arts, education, culture, science, technology, business, and what is happing right now in our St. Louis community. We’ve brought you in-depth interviews with local and national authors and with notable community members such as Tom Ridgely, Shakespeare St. Louis’ new executive director.
You’ve continued to rely on us to learn about the best of theater in St. Louis with Two On The Aisle – which was once again honored with grant support from the Regional Arts Council – and we talked to you at the Saint Louis Art Fair and shared our Meet The Artists videos with you. HEC’s documentary, Meet Me At The Fair (about the Saint Louis Art Fair) was honored with a Gold Pinnacle Award from International Festivals and Events Association!
We also produced, A New Leaf: Reimagining Henry Shaw’s Museum – our new documentary chronicling much of the fascinating history of the Missouri Botanical Garden and the rehabbing of the museum on the garden’s grounds.
Thank you for your support of The Best of Us: 100 Years of Muny Memories. Our documentary on this completely unique, world-class institution received high ratings when we and the Muny aired it on Channel 2 and great attendance at the St. Louis International Film Festival.
You may have also seen us mentioned in St. Louis Magazine as we started a new partnership in November.
This year, we released a brand new website and new branding that will enhance your viewing experience and a new educational initiative – Educate.Today – that will streamline learning for students, teachers and lifelong learners alike.
Thank you for joining us for our live shows including conversations at the Danforth Plant Science Center, The Arch Grants Gala, and the annual meetings of The World Trade Center St. Louis, The Economic Development Partnership, and Bi-State Development.
In the coming year, look for exciting news in podcasting, new plans for this magazine, more quality segments and live shows, continued partnerships with community institutions such as TEDxGatewayArch and St. Louis Magazine, and more ways to support your community broadcaster.
We wish you happy holidays and a fantastic new year and are looking forward to continuing to serve you the best in arts, education, culture and more in 2019!