The Nine Network’s Stay Tuned Wins Editors’ Choice A-List Award From St. Louis Magazine
The Weekly Discussion/Public Affairs Series Is Selected Best News Program
St. Louis, MO—June 24, 2014—The Nine Network of Public Media’s weekly discussion/public affairs series Stay Tuned won best News Program from the editors of St. Louis Magazine in the publication’s 2014 A-List Awards. The Editors’ Choice award was announced during a surprise visit by St. Louis Magazine staff members to the Nine Network on Friday, June 20.
“The A-List Award for Stay Tuned is a very welcomed recognition,” said Nine Network President and CEO Jack Galmiche. “Stay Tuned has brought focus to some of the most pressing issues our region faces. This award is well deserved by the Stay Tuned team. Thank you, St. Louis Magazine, for this honor.”
The A-List Awards are the July cover story of St. Louis Magazine. In describing why Stay Tuned won, editors wrote: “Unlike typical TV debate shows that pit partisans against one another in shouting matches, KETC-TV’s Stay Tuned bills itself as a ‘conversation,’ ‘bringing more light—less heat—to the issues that matter.’ … Impressive panels of politicians, academics, and journalists share their perspectives on a specific topic each week, while viewers chime in through social media.”
Stay Tuned, hosted by Casey Nolen, airs live Thursdays at 9:00 p.m. on Nine PBS. Since its launch in 2012, the program has covered issues including school accreditation, entrepreneurship, the dropout crisis, health care, downtown development, elections, immigration reform, the arts, heroin abuse, philanthropy, civic pride and the death penalty. Episodes can be viewed live online during the broadcast or accessed in the episode archive at staytuned.nineNet.org.
About the Nine Network of Public Media
The Nine Network of Public Media is a multifaceted public media organization creating a network of individuals and organizations empowered by public media to strengthen civic life. One of the nation’s most watched public television stations, Nine offers the people of the St. Louis region multiple ways to explore the world and become engaged in civic life, including the Nine Center for Public Engagement, nineAcademy, www.nineNet.org and four distinct broadcast channels (Nine PBS, Nine World, Nine Create and Nine Kids). The Nine Network’s rich legacy of serving the community was launched in 1954 and continues through our mission of bringing St. Louis together as we connect our region to the world and the world to St. Louis.