52 episodes

Filmed in cooperation with the Missouri Historical Society, HEC-TV offers a front row seat to one-on-one conversations with local & national celebrities as well as experts connected with the Missouri History Museums more fascinating exhibits.

These are just a sampling of our compelling guests:

Author Justin Cronin talks about his best selling vampire novel, The Passage.

Developer Joe Edwards talks about his successes in bringing life and music to the Delmar Loop.

Seymour Simon, the renowned children's non-fiction author, joins us for an in-depth interview.

Meet Christine Brewer, the local woman who is called the "world's leading dramatic soprano."

Senator Kit Bond looks back on four decades of public life - the successes and failures, his fondest memories in office, and his hopes and dreams for life after his political career.

Helen Thomas covered the administrations of ten presidents in a career spanning nearly sixty years. She is known for her famous press conference closing line, "Thank you, Mr. President." Ms. Thomas talks about her book "Listen Up, Mr. President," and shares her sharp observations on many other subjects.

Get up-close and personal with Ferguson, MO native and music legend, Michael McDonald.

Tune if for an in-depth hour-long interview with John Pizzarelli, a world renowned jazz musician.

Steve Schankman is the Concert Promoter who helped put S. Louis on the rock concert map. Join us as he hits the highlights of his broad career.

Dick Gregory, actor, activist, and comedian, sits down for a discussion on race, politics, sports, comedy, education and everything in between.

Ela Weissberger, a Holocaust survivor, was in the original cast of Brundibar, a children's opera performed in the Theresienstadt concentration camp. She shares her experiences in the camp itself as well as in the opera.

Peter Martin, the celebrated jazz artist, chats with us between stops on an international tour. Mr. Martin performs and offers insights on his experience as a pianist, composer, musical director and movie performer.

Ron Himes talks about founding the St. Louis Black Rep in 1976 and the vision that has driven him throughout its history.

Author Salman Rushdie talks about his life and influences.

Dr. Thomas Lovejoy is an acknowledged leader in biodiversity and conservation. He discusses these topics and more in this episode.

Actor Andre Royo talks about life on the streets and the HBO series, "The Wire."

Holocaust survivor George Brady discusses how he survived the concentration camp and remembers his sister, Hana.

Conductor David Robertson shares the vision and energy he brings to the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra.

Hotel Manager Paul Rusesabagina, played by Don Cheadle in Hotel Rwanda, tells the true compelling story of that genocide.

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Filmed in cooperation with the Missouri Historical Society, HEC-TV offers a front row seat to one-on-one conversations with local & national celebrities as well as experts connected with the Missouri History Museums more fascinating exhibits.

These are just a sampling of our compelling guests:

Author Justin Cronin talks about his best selling vampire novel, The Passage.

Developer Joe Edwards talks about his successes in bringing life and music to the Delmar Loop.

Seymour Simon, the renowned children's non-fiction author, joins us for an in-depth interview.

Meet Christine Brewer, the local woman who is called the "world's leading dramatic soprano."

Senator Kit Bond looks back on four decades of public life - the successes and failures, his fondest memories in office, and his hopes and dreams for life after his political career.

Helen Thomas covered the administrations of ten presidents in a career spanning nearly sixty years. She is known for her famous press conference closing line, "Thank you, Mr. President." Ms. Thomas talks about her book "Listen Up, Mr. President," and shares her sharp observations on many other subjects.

Get up-close and personal with Ferguson, MO native and music legend, Michael McDonald.

Tune if for an in-depth hour-long interview with John Pizzarelli, a world renowned jazz musician.

Steve Schankman is the Concert Promoter who helped put S. Louis on the rock concert map. Join us as he hits the highlights of his broad career.

Dick Gregory, actor, activist, and comedian, sits down for a discussion on race, politics, sports, comedy, education and everything in between.

Ela Weissberger, a Holocaust survivor, was in the original cast of Brundibar, a children's opera performed in the Theresienstadt concentration camp. She shares her experiences in the camp itself as well as in the opera.

Peter Martin, the celebrated jazz artist, chats with us between stops on an international tour. Mr. Martin performs and offers insights on his experience as a pianist, composer, musical director and movie performer.

Ron Himes talks about founding the St. Louis Black Rep in 1976 and the vision that has driven him throughout its history.

Author Salman Rushdie talks about his life and influences.

Dr. Thomas Lovejoy is an acknowledged leader in biodiversity and conservation. He discusses these topics and more in this episode.

Actor Andre Royo talks about life on the streets and the HBO series, "The Wire."

Holocaust survivor George Brady discusses how he survived the concentration camp and remembers his sister, Hana.

Conductor David Robertson shares the vision and energy he brings to the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra.

Hotel Manager Paul Rusesabagina, played by Don Cheadle in Hotel Rwanda, tells the true compelling story of that genocide.

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