Spotlight: Forest Park, COVID Studies, Margaret O’Brien and More

    HEC Media’s Spotlight program airs every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. on Channel 11, and showcases St. Louis’ finest contributions to art, education, and culture. This week’s episode tours Forest Park, brings updated info about COVID studies being done locally, teaches about being a blacksmith and hears from Meet Me in St. Louis star Margaret O’Brien.

    A New Way to Enjoy Forest Park
    Just in time for social distancing rules, a new book of walking tours of Forest Park helps visitors to the park discover some of its hidden gems.

    The Best of Us: 100 Seasons of Muny Magic
    HEC presents a tribute to everyone’s favorite theatre under the stars!

    St. Louis Blues Broadcaster John Kelly Donates Blood to COVID-19 Antibody Research & Donates Plasma for Patients
    Donated blood from survivors is sent to labs for scientists to analyze the immune response and potentially develop tests and treatments for COVID-19.

    Plasma From COVID-19 Survivors May Be Saving Lives in St. Louis
    Walter Lamkin is the first COVID-19 survivor to donate plasma at Mercy Hospital St. Louis.

    COVID-19 Clinical Trial Combines Remdesivir with Anti-Inflammatory Drug for One-Two Punch at SLU
    Saint Louis University is part of a clinical trial investigating an antiviral and anti-inflammatory drug combo in fight against COVID-19.

    Mark Hemmer, Blacksmith and Farrier
    Longtime blacksmith and farrier, Mark Hemmer, demonstrates two processes: hot shoeing a horse and crafting an ornate hoof pick in his shop.

    Tootie Speaks!
    HEC’s Paul Schankman interviews child star Margaret O’Brien during her visit to St. Louis for a screening of “Meet Me in St. Louis,” in which she played Tootie.

    HEC Media is excited to put our high-quality, award-winning work on display every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. on Channel 11. Tune in, set your DVRs, and stream all of our content free any time on

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