Archive for the ‘on TV’ Category

Major Astro

December 3rd, 2013 at 9:59 am

Today’s Flyover People column as seen in The Emporia Gazette:   Major Astro promotional photo, courtesy of Laramie Unruh MAJOR ASTRO On school day afternoons from 1962-1973, “Major Astro” aired on a Wichita TV station, KARD (now KSN). As Major Astro, Tom Leahy Jr. wore a white space suit and sometimes held a helmet in […]

Kansans, life on the ground, nostalgia, on TV

Looking for Joy

December 18th, 2012 at 12:28 pm

Today’s Flyover People column as seen in The Emporia Gazette: LOOKING FOR JOY It was the third week of December, 1986. Depressed, I sat alone in my new apartment. The divorce from my (first) husband had been finalized that week. Even if a divorce is the best thing for everyone concerned, it still turns your […]

columns, E-town, nostalgia, on TV, seasons

Mary White

May 22nd, 2012 at 8:33 pm

KSN in Wichita featured a nice story on Mary White this evening. The Emporia Gazette’s editor, Chris White Walker, was interviewed as was Beverley Buller of Newton who wrote “A Prairie Peter Pan,” a book about Mary White. Watch it here. ***

E-town, history, Kansans, on TV, other people's stuff

Flint Hills Special

March 6th, 2012 at 9:34 pm

  If you live in the KTWU viewing area, you might enjoy watching “The Flint Hills Special” that airs this Thursday, March 8, at 7 p.m. The show will include five stories about the Flint Hills which have aired on Sunflower Journeys over the years, including one about the very first Symphony in the Flint […]

on TV

Happy belated Weatherperson’s Day

February 6th, 2012 at 2:14 pm

(file photo – today is sunny and 48) Hey, yesterday, Feb 5, was National Weatherperson’s Day! (I meant to post this yesterday, but didn’t get it done.) Thank a weatherperson for his or her public service. The date commemorates the birth of John Jeffries, a Boston physician and one of America’s first weathermen. He was […]

Kansans, on TV, weather

The Arts on Sunflower Journeys

December 14th, 2011 at 6:50 pm

Emporia Arts Center “Art in Action” is the theme of the Sunflower Journeys show which will air on KTWU Thursday evening at 7 p.m. One segment of the show was filmed at the Emporia Arts Center and includes an interview with Henry Schwaller as well as a presentation he gave there during a meeting of […]

Art, E-town, on TV

New Sunflower Journeys season

September 22nd, 2010 at 6:23 am

This Thursday, at 7 p.m. the new Sunflower Journeys season begins on KTWU. The first show of the season features the following stories. Program #2301 (Sept. 23) A Green Town, Wet Lands & the Arts in Hays Rebuilding Greensburg:  What’s happened to this town in its effort to rebuild green? Wetlands & Wildlife:  Kansas Wetlands […]

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September 14th, 2010 at 9:34 pm

I’ve been in Topeka a lot recently. And Topeka has been very, very good to me. Today, I got to yabber about my book to Ralph Hipp (and whoever happened to be listening on WIBW-TV at the time). Gary Blitsch has created some outstanding opportunities for me – some of which have pushed me out […]

commerce, Flyover Book, on TV

Emmy Nominations

July 10th, 2010 at 7:25 am

I had occasion to be in the KTWU studio this week and in the lobby I photographed this 2005 Heartland Region Emmy Award that the station won for the Elvera Voth Plains People segment (which, coincidentally, replayed on Sunflower Journeys Thursday evening and therefore should be on again today – Saturday – at 5 p.m. […]

on TV

Tonight on ‘Sunflower Journeys’

June 3rd, 2010 at 11:37 am

The glorious Flint Hills is the focus on tonight’s Sunflower Journeys show on KTWU, Channel 11,  7 – 8 p.m. Tune in for several Flint Hills segments during that hour. This is pledge week for KTWU and tonight the station will be offering a set of 21 stories of the Flint Hills which Sunflower Journeys […]

landscape, on TV

‘Touched by Fire’

May 18th, 2010 at 11:25 am

Today’s Flyover People column as seen in The Emporia Gazette: From the film “Bloody Dawn.” Photo taken by Matt Walker at Satchel Creek Ranch, Butler County. Used here with permission of Lone Chimney Films. ‘TOUCHED BY FIRE’ I lingered at the Lone Chimney Films booth because of Amy Spurgeon’s enthusiasm. Amy told me about Mrs. […]

columns, history, Kansans, on TV