Our host, Meredith Hoenes, is an Emmy-nominated journalist with 16 years experience in the broadcasting field. She's spent nearly 2 decades communicating with people through a lens, through storytelling, in person and in the past few years, on-line. It's an always evolving specialty.

A New Season Begins in October

Thursdays at 7 p.m. (*except October 18 when it will follow the U.S. Senate Debate)
Saturdays at 11:30 a.m.
Sundays at 3:30 p.m.

Meredith Hoenes returns as your guide to the Show-Me State.

October 4 - Independence - Known as the “Queen City of the Trails”, Independence, Mo served as the trailhead for the California, Oregon, and Sante Fe Trails. It’s also home to our 33rd President, Harry S. Truman, Polly’s Pop, the Puppetry Arts Institute, and Ophelia’s Restaurant.

October 11- Chariton County - Located along the Missouri River in the fertile North Central region of the state, Chariton County has a rich history in agriculture. But it also home to All-Star pitcher, Vernon Kennedy, The Railyard Steakhouse, Sew Creative, and amateur photographer Mark Ramsey.

*October 18 - Ste. Genevieve - Ste. Genevieve was founded by the French in 1735 and is the oldest permanent European settlement in Missouri. Named after the patron saint of Paris, it is also the home of ASL Pewter, the Grapevine Grill, the Southern Hotel B&B, and “modern fresco” artist Ali Cavanaugh.

October 25 - Lebanon - Located along historic route 66, Lebanon features Bennett Springs State park and some of the best fishing in the state. It’s also home to Cackle Hatchery, William Tecumseh Vernon, Wehner’s Bakery, and fiber artist Liz Mitchko.

November 1 - Clinton - Named after the New York governor who oversaw construction of the Erie Canal, Clinton serves as the county seat for Henry County. It also is the home of AVFAB, singer Jane Froman, Pizza Glen, and sculptor Martha Aldridge.

November 8 - Behind-the-Pages of Missouri Life Magazine - In this episode we visit the historic Hotel Frederick in Boonville where Missouri Life magazine is produced. We meet its creators, learn the history of the publication, and see what goes into producing each issue.

November 15 - Best of Missouri Life – Season 4 - In this episode, we look back at season four and select some of its most compelling and interesting stories of Missouri and its residents.

September 22, 2018

Missouri Life receives a second Regional Emmy Award

The KMOS-TV production “Missouri Life” was recognized by the Mid-America Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences as Best Magazine Program. In a ceremony Saturday, September 22, the program included visits to the National Churchill Museum in Fulton, the Green Meadow Barn Company, Bek's Restaurant, profiles of local artists and prominent citizens. It was one of two programs from the third season of the series nominated - the other was for the Cape Girardeau program.

The KMOS production team responsible for the current season is Roy Millen, Christy Millen and Eric Boedeker. The on-screen host is Meredith Hoenes. “Missouri Life” is produced in partnership with the publishers of Missouri Life Magazine, Greg Wood and Danita Allen Wood. In 2017 KMOS was nominated for two “Missouri Life” programs in the same category, and received the Regional Emmy for the program on Silver Dollar City.

A fourth season of “Missouri Life” will air Thursday nights beginning October 4, with visits to the Missouri communities of Independence, Clinton, Lebanon, and Ste. Genevieve, and more.

This prestigious award celebrates excellence in broadcasting, in particular for the Magazine Program Category. for Along with the presentation of the awards, the President’s Award was presented to Paul Harvey News in celebration of Paul Harvey’s 100th birthday. Peggy Breit, Elliott Davis and John Holt were to be inducted into Silver Circle and Dick Preston into the prestigious Gold Circle.

The KMOS production team responsible is Eric Boedeker (pictured left, next to Hoenes) and Christy Millen and Roy Millen. The series is produced in partnership with the publishers of Missouri Life Magazine, Greg Wood and Danita Allen Wood.
The Emmy winners pose
with their trophies!
Missouri Life

When: Thursdays at 7 p.m. beginning October 4

The 2018 season will visit Independence, Clinton, Lebanon and Ste. Genevieve.