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This Week on KMOS-TV 6.1
The Hayloft Gang: Story of the National Barn Dance
August 21 at 7 p.m.
One of the most popular and longest running programs on radio was the National Barn Dance. Debuting in 1924, the show blended music, comedy and down-home theatrical skits. Preceding the success of the Grand Ole' Opry in Nashville by nearly two decades, the National Barn Dance was the flagship, setting the standard for hundreds of radio barn dances across the country. This program tells the story of a changing America through the lens of one of early radio's most popular and influential programs - a story never before documented on television.

Show-Me Ag
August 21 at 8:30 p.m.
Join Kyle Vickers and his guests as they discuss newly proposed rules regarding regulation of waters used by agribusiness. Karl Brooks, regional director of the Environmental Protection Agency and Missouri Farm Bureau president Blake Hurst share their respective positions.

Lost Civil War Prison: A Time Team Special
August 26 at 7 p.m.
Near the end of the Civil War, Confederate soldiers quickly erected a prison to take the over-flow from Andersonville, an effort to fix design problems and over-crowding. The new stockade housed 10,000 prisoners. Yet one Union prisoner described Camp Lawton as "Andersonville all over again." When General Sherman's forces approached, prisoners and guards fled quickly and left bits and pieces of their lives behind. What will the relics TIME TEAM AMERICA finds tell us about life in a Civil War prison?

The Roosevelts: An Intimate History
September 14-20 on KMOS-TV
The lives of the three great Roosevelts - Teddy, Franklin and Eleanor - are captured in this series. Ken Burns and producer, Paul Barnes describe the lives and times of these three American icons who influenced 20th century American history more than perhaps any other family. Through wars, revolutions, depressions, movements, the three led the country through what was called America's century. At times they had little in common but for one thing they always had in common . . . their ability, desire and conviction to lead.

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Bill's Hat is Very Stuck is a National Winner!
This story, written by KMOS Kid Karsten Eckhoff of Stover, Missouri, won 2nd place within his grade in the national PBS Kids Writers Contest with his story about a misplaced cowboy hat! His story was one of the twelve stories selected as winners by an acclaimed panel of judges in the PBS KIDS Writers Contest this year. The winning entries in the Contest were chosen from thousands of submissions from 62 participating PBS stations across the country.

KMOS-TV and other PBS stations throughout the country collaborated with schools, public libraries and other community-based organizations to present the PBS KIDS Writers Contest in local communities. Local winners were entered into the national contest, where a panel of esteemed judges ranked the top 12 entries.

The national winners will receive prizes courtesy of national prizing sponsor, LeapFrog Enterprises, Inc. Winners will receive a prize package that will include LeapFrog's award-winning LeapReader Reading and Writing System along with educator-developed LeapReader books, maps and more to help children on every step of their reading and writing journey.

Congratulations to Karsten and all the writers!
Read his story and those of the other national winners.
Read all the winning KMOS Contest entries




KMOS-TV receives first place in Children's Programming at the Missouri Broadcaster's Association

At the ceremony, which took place on June 7 the MBA recognized KMOS-TV for the production of an episode of the KMOS-TV weekly outdoor sports program Season to Season Outdoors, hosted by Tony Edgar. The program, which aired Sept. 13, 2013, featured area youth participating in the annual hunting and fishing clinic. The program was part of the series produced by KMOS-TV in cooperation with Edgar's Outdoor Sports in Versailles, Mo.

KMOS-TV partnered with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Missouri Department of Conservation to have Edgar host the event in Clinton with challenged youth from mid-Missouri. With assistance from the Lakeland High School FFA, conservation agents provided instruction in archery and gun safety using air rifles and conducted a casting contest. The Corps of Engineers water safety program provided instruction on the importance using personal flotation devices, and Edgar and professional crappie fisherman Gregg Pennington provided championship fishing lessons. Prizes were awarded in a variety of categories.

KMOS-TV and its partners were recognized by the Missouri Broadcasters Association with first place in Children's Programming for the September 13, 2013 episode of Season to Season Outdoors. Pictured with the award are, left to right, Koi Henderson, Truman Lake park ranger with the U.S. Corps of Engineers; Tony Edgar, producer and host of Season to Season Outdoors; Roy Millen, videographer; Dorothy McGrath, manager of TV and community programming; and Christy Millen, editor and producer.







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