I am sure that I am not alone in thinking back to the time where we grew up with a consistent set of names and faces who brought us the news day in and day out.
My guest for this episode is one such person.
Don Marsh has, since 1959, been covering the news in a variety of forms while winning numerous awards, such as 12 Regional Emmy Awards, and spent nearly 23 combined years on St. Louis television starting at KTVI when it was the St. Louis ABC affiliate and then moving over to KDNL channel 30 when it became the areas ABC affiliate in August of 1995. Currently you can find Don Marsh on St. Louis Public Radio at 90.7 on your FM dial.
Don is also an author and has written, or co-written a number of books including the following two:
We discuss what led Don to get into covering the news, some of the stories that he has covered that stick out to him the most along with what it was like to be in Baltimore, Maryland during the time that Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated as well as how that compared to the recent happenings in Ferguson.
Don also shares a few of his favorite memories, stories and who helped influence him during his long and storied career.
One last tease, you will want to hear how Don still receives royalty checks from his work on the Steven Segal film Under Seige.
To connect with Don Marsh, he invites you to do so the following ways:
- Email – email@example.com
- Twitter – @dwmarsh2
- Facebook – Don Marsh on Facebook
- Web – donmarshwriter.webs.com
Guest Faves of St. Louis
- Favorite St. Louis attraction – Forest Park and everything that it contains. It has changed quite a bit over the years Don has lived here.
- If you could be mayor for a day, would you change in St. Louis? – Overhaul criminal justice system
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St. Louis “Did You Know?” bits
- The first panda to live at the St. Louis Zoo made his debut on June 25, 1939. His name was Happy and was brought to St. Louis by Frank Phillips of the Phillips Petroleum Company. Happy passed away in 1946.
- The St. Louis “Walk of Fame” was dedicated in the Delmar Loop area in University City on June 25, 1989. The first ten inductees were Chuck Berry, Katherine Dunham, James B. Eads, T.S. Eliot, Scott Joplin, Charles Lindbergh, Stan Musial, Vincent Price, Joseph Pulitzer and Tennessee Williams.
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