Spotlight: Memorial Day 2021

    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. In this week’s episode learn the history of Jefferson Barracks, learn about “Taps” from a professional bugler, catch the part two of our conversation with the retiring director of the St. Louis Art Museum, learn about one of the most underrated battles of the American Revolution that took place in St. Louis, explore large metal origami sculptures at Missouri Botanical Gardens, don’t miss Buzz Spector at the St. Louis Art Museum, and enjoy a beautiful rendition of “American the Beautiful” performed by the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra.

    Jefferson Barracks: A History
    Jefferson Barracks in St. Louis has had a strong military history since 1826, including being the birthplace of the US Calvary and home of the Buffalo Soldiers.

    The Bugler Bill Hershey
    Bill Hershey is a certified, highly skilled Taps Bugler at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery.

    A Conversation with Brent Benjamin
    As Brent Benjamin retires from the St. Louis Art Museum, we take a look at his many contributions to the organization in this extended interview.

    House of Thunder
    Some historians believe the little known Battle of St. Louis was a critical point in the American Revolutionary War, as illustrated in this new HEC documentary.

    Origami in the Garden
    Origami in the Garden is an exhibit featuring 18 larger than life metal sculptures currently on display at the Missouri Botanical Garden.

    “Buzz Spector: Alterations” at the Saint Louis Art Museum
    “Buzz Spector: Alterations” at the Saint Louis Art Museum celebrates the artist’s work from the 1970s to present day.

    America the Beautiful
    This performance was part of SLSO’s Songs of America. To learn more visit

    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