The media spotlight has been shining bright on the removal of Confederate monuments and statues. Getting less attention is the sacrifice both black and white Union soldiers made to help preserve the Union and end slavery. Independent Producer Chris Howell talked to Associate Professor of History at UCF, Barbara Gannon, about the shared sacrifice of black and white Union soldiers and the post-Civil War veteran’s organization called The Grand Army of the Republic. This feature aired on Florida Frontiers.
I had so much fun producing this 5 minute story about the history surrounding DeLeon Springs State Park in Volusia County, Florida. The spring’s history dates back to prehistoric times but this story describes a raid by Union forces during the Civil War. This aired on Florida Frontiers.
Every spring the Orange County Florida Republican party hosts a political hobnob in a city park. The party conducts a straw poll while politicians shake hands and develop fundraising networks. This aired on the Florida News Network.
Opening a new movie theater during the recession was kind of a big deal. The theater convinced the mayor, the local university president, and other civic leaders to make an appearance. I covered the event from the economic angle. This aired on WBZS-AM.
This was the first shuttle launch after a summer of embarrassment for NASA. The shuttle Discovery had put the nearsighted Hubble Space Telescope in orbit. NASA also battled a series of fuel and hydraulic leaks on both Atlantis and Columbia that prevented scheduled launches. This flight went off without a single problem. This aired on WBZS-AM.