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'Love Our House. Thank You, America'
November 12, 2007
Kansas City, Kansas, family of Daniel Gilyeat thanked the community for their support while the ABC TV show "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" replaced their leaky, drafty bungalow with "3,000 square feet,...
'SMO Local TV Shows
June 28, 2011
Article profiles KSMO television ('Smo for short) and its emphasis on local programming. The station started out as in independent in 1980s. It later merged with KCTV, focusing on local shows that reflect...
A Hero's Welcome Home
Article describes the new home presented to Kansas City firefighter Stephen Johnson in a 2005 episode of the ABC reality television show "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition." Johnson was one of six local firefighters...
A New Sportsman's Friend
June 14, 2007
In Steve Penn's "Commentary" column he features Wayne Hubbard of Kansas City, Kansas. Hubbard is host to a TV show called "Urban American Outdoors" shown in this area on the Metro Sports Channel. It has...
Bad Blood, the Border War that Triggered the Civil War
Poster used to publicize a local television production called "Bad Blood" which was a co-production of KCPT Kansas City Public Television and Wide Awake Films. The film premiered, March 2007 on KCPT, Channel...
Biography of Frank Wiziarde (1916-1987), Whizzo the Clown, Television Personality
Biography of John Cameron Swayze (1905-1995), Television Anchor
Biography of Randall Jessee (1914-1976), Newsman
Don't Touch That Dial
Photo and bio of Harold Ensley, "the 'Sportsman's Friend,'" in "his 37th year of TV, still fishing, hunting, camping. ..and talking," starting "at KIMO Radio in Independence in 1951" and becoming nationally...
Everything's Coming Up Bacon
June 30, 2010
Article profiles Aaron Chronister and Jason Day, authors of a new cookbook titled "BBQ Makes Everything Better." Chronister and Day became nationally known when their signature dish, the "Bacon Explosion,"...
Faces of the Past: Don't Touch That Dial
Photo and bio of Torey Southwick, former host of local children's and juveniles' television shows (on KMBC-TV, KMBZ-TV, and KCPT-TV) from 1956 to 1972, using a sidekick puppet called "Ol' Gus."
Interview: Queen of the Night
Photos, interview, and biographical article about Roberta Solomon, a 27-year-old actress from Saint Louis playing vampiress "Crematia Mortem, weekly hostess of Saturday night's Creature Feature on KSHB-TV,...
Is KC's Honig 'The Next Great Artist'?
August 11, 2010
Article profiles Kansas City artist Peregrine Honig, 33, a finalist in the Bravo network series "Work of Art: The Next Great Artist." Honig was chosen from a field of more than 1,000 artists and was one...
King of Speech Can Be Found in Overland Park
February 26, 2011
Tom Kane of Overland Park not only has announced the Academy Awards, but also has done movie trailers and commercials, documentaries, and some animation voices. Kane graduated from Shawnee Mission South...
Know Your TV Stars: She Sets a Spry Pace at 83
May 9, 1954
At age 83, former Kansas City resident Gertrude Hoffmann is still considered a "youngster in show business," after starting her acting career as a widow in her early 60s. She currently stars in the NBC...
Land of the Real People
April 27-May 3, 2006
Article profiles Kansas Citians who have achieved stardom on television as participants in various reality shows. Includes a roster of reality show celebrities from the Kansas City area over the years,...
Low-Income Housing Boosts Developer Into Big Time
June 1-7, 2007
Article features Gary Hassenflu, owner and founder of Garrison Cos. located in Prairie Village. He has used the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit development, a creation of the Tax Reform Act of 1986, to develop...
More Room to Grow
Photos and article about the Jacobos, a Northland family recently featured on ABC's "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition."
Postcards of Northeast Life
April 14, 2004
Short article and images of Harold Ensley, local sportsman and broadcaster. At the time of this feature he was still active in broadcasting.
Rare Visions a One-of-a-Kind Art
Discusses the public television program "Rare Visions and Roadside Revelations".
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