This week, Missouri celebrates its bicentennial and Ozark Public Television will premiere it’s special covering the event

Next week, Missouri will celebrate its bicentennial and Ozark Public Television will premiere it’s special covering the event. KRPS’s Fred Fletcher-Fierro has more.

Missouri State’s PBS station, Ozarks Public Television in Springfield in collaboration with the PBS affiliate at the University of Central Missouri in Warrenburg have created a two-hour special, Missouri: A Bicentennial Celebration premiering statewide next week. OPTV’s Brent Slane helped produce the special. He says the program isn’t a complete history of Missouri but a way to honor Missouri’s bicentennial, “We really focused on making this a celebration just like the title indicates. A celebration of statehood for the state of Missouri. So being the bicentennial many of the highlights are good positive, warm stories.” Missouri’s bicentennial is next Tuesday August, 10th. Ozark Public Television’s statewide premiere of Missouri: A Bicentennial Celebration takes place next Thursday, August 12 at 8 pm. For 89 9 KRPS, I’m Fred Fletcher-Fierro

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