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 the St. Louis Symphony dedicates a song to the crew & families of the USS St. Louis, hear from author David O. Stewart about the political rise of George Washington, uncover a secret plot to kill George Washington with author Brad Meltzer, find out about what Benjamin Franklin was like as a young man from author Nick Bunker, learn the story behind a broadside copy of the Declaration of Independence housed here in St. Louis, discover Eliza Hamilton’s role as a founding mother from authors Stephanie Dray & Laura Kamoie and have a blast at cannon school.
Anchors of Aweigh Performed by the St. Louis Symphony
The St. Louis Symphony dedicates a song to the crew & families of the USS St. Louis. To hear more from the St. Louis Symphony visit www.slso.org.
George Washington, The Political Rise of America’s Founding Father
A conversation about how George Washington became the single most dominant force in the creation of the United States of America.
Adventures in Writing with Brad Meltzer
Bestselling author Brad Meltzer discusses how he writes/researches, family & his most recent thriller, a non-fiction on a secret plot to kill George Washington.
A One on One Conversation with Author Nick Bunker on his Latest Novel “Young Benjamin Franklin”
Paul Schankman talks with author Nick Bunker about his book, Young Benjamin Franklin, offering readers a fascinating look at the youth of this founding father.
A Declaration and a Mystery
At Washington University in St. Louis you’ll find a copy of the Declaration of Independence and a collection of Thomas Jefferson’s books. Both have some mystery.
Finding Eliza Hamilton’s Voice
She famously burned her letters, but the co-authors of “My Dear Hamilton” discuss how they unearthed the remarkable story of founding mother, Eliza Hamilton.
Schankman’s St. Louis: You’re Fired! Welcome to Cannon School
Once a year, black powder cannon enthusiasts get together at an old fort in Prairie Du Rocher, Illinois to learn how to shoot a cannon safely. And it’s a blast!
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 hecmedia.org.