Spotlight: Wendell O. Pruitt, Sylvia Plath & a Mural with a Hopeful Message

    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 story behind the Tuskegee Airman honored on December 12th each year in St. Louis, discover why author Heather Clark felt an 11th biography of Sylvia Plath was warranted, meet the artists behind the Burning Bridges mural on Delmar, hear the details of the upcoming season of Dance St. Louis, find out why these volunteers spend their time building beds, and enjoy “Sleigh Ride” by the Town & Country Symphony Orchestra.

    Captain Wendell O. Pruitt
    December 12th is Wendell Oliver Pruitt Day in St. Louis. Who was this man who garnered his own day of recognition since 1944?

    “Red Comet-The Short Life and Blazing Art of Sylvia Plath” by Heather Clark
    The biography “Red Comet” by Heather Clark rewrites the life story of Sylvia Plath, shattering preconceptions and painting a new portrait of a brilliant poet.

    The Artist Behind “Building Bridges” Mural
    Meet the Lantinx artists behind the “Building Bridges” mural on Delmar and discover the passion and hope that went into this unique work.

    Dance STL 21/22 Season
    Dance STL’s new season features some of the greatest dancers from around the world. To learn more visit

    Building Beds for a Better Future
    Sleep In Heavenly Peace is a national movement aimed at making sure each child has a bed to sleep in. Good rest is important for physical and mental growth.

    Sleigh Ride
    Performed by the Town and Country Symphony Orchestra. Watch the full concert here.

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